How the Confederate Flags Came Down at the University of Mississippi | Harold Burson
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Harold Burson — one of the co-founders of global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller — has a fascinating story about how the confederate flags...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...