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Black holes are simpler than forests and science has its limits – Martin Rees | Aeon Ideas

Black holes are simpler than forests and science has its limits – Martin Rees | Aeon Ideas | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein said that the ‘most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it is comprehensible’. He was right to be astonished. Human brains evolved to be adaptable, but our underlying neural architecture has barely changed since ou
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Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians

Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.
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How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Really the Next Technological Revolution?

Is Artificial Intelligence Really the Next Technological Revolution? | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of hype around artificial intelligence. Fueled by recent scientific advances in the field, AI is now characterized as the “new electricity”—a technological breakthrough that will…
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There is no such thing as the true self, but it’s still a useful psychological concept

There is no such thing as the true self, but it’s still a useful psychological concept | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
The notion of a true self, hidden from view, borders on the superstitious, according to psychologists and philosophers at Yale University. By Christian Jarrett
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This narrated life - Griffith Review

JOAN DIDION WROTE ‘we tell ourselves stories in order to live’, and so often has the idea that humanity runs on stories been asserted of late that it has come to resemble a self-evident truth until, in next to no time it seems, we have started talking in excited voices about humans being hardwired for... Read more
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The fourth industrial revolution: what does WEF's Klaus Schwab leave out?

The fourth industrial revolution: what does WEF's Klaus Schwab leave out? | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
After steam, electricity and computers come cyber-physical systems: the fourth industrial revolution. A new book by the World Economic Forum's founder foresees a rosy future – but that'll take work.
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Don’t leave people behind, says CEO of the Year Stan Bergman

Don’t leave people behind, says CEO of the Year Stan Bergman | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Stan Bergman discusses the role of CEOs in what he noted may be the most important business development of this century: the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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Donald Trump and the Birth of a Planetary Culture

Donald Trump and the Birth of a Planetary Culture | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
In late 2016, amid the shock of Trump's election as president, colleagues and I went into high gear to explore and diagnose the factors underneath his
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A transformation in management theory and practice is needed

A transformation in management theory and practice is needed | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
This weekend I made one of the toughest decisions I have had to make in a long time. I had been commissioned by Oxford University Press to be a
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MISSING - LEADERS OF ASIAN DESCENT

MISSING - LEADERS OF ASIAN DESCENT | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
It's the Asian century but leadership in Australia suggests otherwise. Only 1.9 per cent of senior executives in ASX 200 listed companies have Asian
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Mission, Vision & Values are Dead (and Forgotten)

Mission, Vision & Values are Dead (and Forgotten) | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Ask any CEO – or any employee – to recite their company’s Mission, Vision & Values and more often than not, you’ll get a blank stare. Few can remember
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Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities – Ahmed Alkhateeb | Aeon Ideas

Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities – Ahmed Alkhateeb | Aeon Ideas | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
 
The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and ... attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critica
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How To Boost Your Observation Skills And Learn To Pay Attention

How To Boost Your Observation Skills And Learn To Pay Attention | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
It's easy to not pay attention to the world. We lower our eyes when we walk and avoid eye contact at the supermarket. For most of us, our defaul
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Scientists Measure Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet, and Other Books For Average Happiness and Emotional Arcs

Scientists Measure Harry Potter, Romeo & Juliet, and Other Books For Average Happiness and Emotional Arcs | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
How many kinds of stories are there? From Harry Potter, to Oedipus and Romeo and Juliet, scientists at University of Vermont use data modeling to figure it out. 
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Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Find people who disagree with you and cherish them.
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Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately.

Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately. | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don’t have the desire to become better themselves so they can proactively improve their own circumstances. Unlike most…
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Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda | McKinsey & Company

Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda | McKinsey & Company | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
That means that the old split between strategy development and execution, if it ever made sense, is outmoded: organizations have to adapt continually, and therefore they have to learn while executing.
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News from the front desk: Issue No 351 – on storytelling and the power to sway

News from the front desk: Issue No 351 – on storytelling and the power to sway | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views
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What are the issues keeping young people awake at night? This survey has the answers

What are the issues keeping young people awake at night? This survey has the answers | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
The latest Global Shapers Survey reveals the biggest concerns for young people around the world.
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The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species | Current Affairs

The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species | Current Affairs | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
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15 books author Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

15 books author Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Malcolm Gladwell isn't shy about sharin
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How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

How Much Does a Cloud Weigh? | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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Are plagues and wars the only ways to reduce inequality? – Walter Scheidel | Aeon Essays

Are plagues and wars the only ways to reduce inequality? – Walter Scheidel | Aeon Essays | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
History offers very little comfort to those in search of peaceful levelling.
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Companies benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but do countries?

Companies benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but do countries? | Eugene's Interests Scoops | Scoop.it
Innovative tech companies are outperforming their national economies. Here's why.
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