04:49
How the Confederate Flags Came Down at the University of Mississippi | Harold Burson
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13 hours ago ∗ Views: 6,613
Harold Burson — one of the co-founders of global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller — has a fascinating story about how the confederate flags...
04:38
How Star Wars Helps Us Understand Authoritarianism | Cass Sunstein
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2 days ago ∗ Views: 17,504
Nobody foresaw that a science-fiction story about a moisture farmer's adventure with a rag-tag group of interstellar ne'er-do-wells would break box-of...
09:07
How to Predict a Company Crisis: Uber, Lego, Marvel Comics
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3 days ago ∗ Views: 25,532
How did Lego survive a near-total financial ruin? Why is Lyft way more popular that Uber amongst drivers? And how did Marvel gain a second wind some 6...
05:22
Why People Cheat on Their Partners | Esther Perel
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5 days ago ∗ Views: 25,188
We all know what infidelity is, but a universal definition is difficult to carve out—especially in the digital age. Is watching porn cheating, or is...
05:37
Why Casting “Bigots” Out Doesn’t Move America Forward | Van Jones
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6 days ago ∗ Views: 17,092
For many years now, America has been tying itself into an enormous Gordian Knot. In Phrygian mythology, this was an epic tangle of rope that no man co...
07:16
Why Being Different at Work Is Risky Business: Diversity, Stereotyping, and Success
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7 days ago ∗ Views: 17,791
Psychologist Valerie Purdie Greenaway is the first African American to be tenured in the sciences at Columbia University, in its entire 263 year histo...
04:17
Why America Spies on Allies, Enemies, and Itself | Barry Posen
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 15,789
Americans have gotten so used to being surveilled by the intelligence community that they barely register it as an invasion of privacy, says MIT profe...
05:51
How Boredom Supercharges Your Original Thinking | Manoush Zomorodi
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 24,895
Are cell phones destroying creativity? Podcast host, author, and relentless examiner of the modern human condition Manoush Zomorodi believes that they...
06:36
The Science of Successful Things: Star Wars, Steve Jobs, and Google’s Epic Fail | Derek Thompson
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 23,850
Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/derek-thompson-the-science-of-successful-things-star-wars-steve-jobs-and-googles-epic-fail Follo...
07:20
Why Coding Skills Alone Won't Save You From Job Automation | Scott Hartley
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 21,133
The conventional wisdom developing in the face of job automation is to skill up: learn how to code, become a member of the rising tech economy. Ventur...
06:53
How to Accomplish More at Work by Slowing Down | Angie McArthur
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 19,123
When your method or worldview clashes with a colleague's, how do you respond? Leadership expert Angie McArthur has one word for these encounters: exci...
07:15
How to Build Your Startup—and Grow It into an Empire | Chris Loose
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 16,790
Hertz Foundation Fellow Dr. Christopher Loose sold his first startup for $80 million in 2012, and co-founded his second startup, Frequency Therapeutic...
05:44
5 Reasons Why Russia Is No Match for the US | Stephen Walt
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 20,038
There's a lot of talk about Russia's hostility to America, thanks to their apparent (and to some—glaringly obvious) interference in the 2016 electio...
02:53
Don't Look for the Upside of Suffering—There Just Isn't One | Ariel Levy
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 20,353
Ariel makes a startlingly blunt observation about death here: "That's life," she says, "That's the price we pay to keep being here as living people, t...
03:43
How Emotion Hides What You Mean to Say—And How to Listen for It | Todd Davis
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 27,264
People like to talk. And when they talk, they often muddy the water about what they really mean because people tend to speak through an autobiographic...