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It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it

It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There’s a colloquialism that hedge fund managers are “masters of the universe. These investors take big risks betting on the market, but the reward has usually been pretty significant. Let’s not forget, five hedge fund managers made over $1 billion in 2015. Based on recent outlooks, however, the reign of these “masters” may be coming to an end.

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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research

Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
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For Workplace Creativity, Find the Right Dose of Competition

For Workplace Creativity, Find the Right Dose of Competition | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Too much or too little competition can inhibit creativity, according to a study by a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School.
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David Bowie on why you should never play to the gallery

Amazing advice on being authentic and never playing to the gallery for artists by David Bowie.
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We’ve never had it so good … nor felt so fearful | Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

We’ve never had it so good … nor felt so fearful | Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In a landmark new book Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna argue that the dizzying pace of change in every aspect of life, from health to education to technology, can provide for a golden age, as long as the gains are evenly spread
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Why The Chief Financial Officer Must Lead Organizational Innovation - Ralph Kerle -

Why The Chief Financial Officer Must Lead Organizational Innovation - Ralph Kerle - | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
My research over the last decades shows organizations have spent substantial sums on building creativity and innovation capabilities, motivating employees to participate, only to see their innovation investment come to very little. Organizational anecdotes abound about exciting ideas with strong leadership support reaching the point of final decision making only to see them blocked for a whole series of reasons - personal and organizational risk aversion, political agendas, weak and indecisive leadership.
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Transformation at the speed of Haier

Transformation at the speed of Haier | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The Financial Times published an update on Chinese firm Haier’s ongoing transformation yesterday that provides a useful insight into the thinking of CEO Zhang Ruimin. We have documented some of the Haier story and its innovative management techniques in Shift*Base for those who are not familiar with it. A process that began with a new CEO …
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We Are Failing At Failing - Forbes

We Are Failing At Failing - Forbes | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
We don’t fail enough; we need to fail faster, fail bigger, fail more often; convince our leaders that failure is acceptable. It’s almost as if we are saying that: “if only we were more accomplished failers, we could create miracles!” I hear such calls every day in conversations with corporate [...]
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The world has changed - certainty is a thing of the past. The only constant is change. Failure is not an option, it is an inevitability.

Successful businesses are experimenting their way through the uncertainty. The ones that are able to do this quicker and "fail faster" are learning faster and succeeding faster.
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The Complex Psychology of Why People Like Things

The Complex Psychology of Why People Like Things | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How do you account for taste?
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Innovation Framing

Innovation Framing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Innovation is easier to say than to do. One of the reasons is that a new idea needs to fit within a mindset or frame that is accustomed to seeing the way things are, not what they could be, and its in changing this frame that innovators might find their greatest obstacles and opportunities.  Innovation, its…
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The invisible man

The invisible man | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Can a person disappear in plain sight? That’s the question Liu Bolin‘s remarkable work seems to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called “The Invisible Man” because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center — and completely unseen. He aims to draw attention to social and political issues by dissolving into the background.
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What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump

What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is tasked with outwitting the human equivalent of a four-line computer program.
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The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb

The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives. This does not mean we are all unhappy! Quite the opposite...

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can freely choose between right and wrong.

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13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know — Life Learning — Medium

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know - Life Learning - Medium
Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make…
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The insults of age

The insults of age | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The insults of age had been piling up for so long that I was almost numb to them.
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What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump

What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is tasked with outwitting the human equivalent of a four-line computer program.
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A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
It's a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country.
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The World Bank is eliminating the term “developing country” from its data vocabulary

In the 2016 edition of its World Development Indicators, the World Bank has made a big choice: It's no longer distinguishing between "developed" countries and "developing" ones in the presentation of its data. The change marks an evolution in thinking about the geographic distribution of poverty and prosperity. 

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No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel the pain of suffering in geographically…
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Constraints Can Be a Catalyst for Creativity — Pacific Standard

Constraints Can Be a Catalyst for Creativity — Pacific Standard | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The Green Eggs and Ham hypothesis is confirmed.
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The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet

The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The blockchain will be very useful for registering large corporate capital markets and making cross-border banking transactions, but as a system for the development of everyday applications on the Internet, it's a danger to the distributed structure of the network.
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