It’s always an honor to be invited to join a head of state to tackle global problems. But it’s rare that anything comes of it. Last February I was surprised to receive an invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan to join His Excellency, Jigmi Thinley, the Bhutanese Prime Minister and more than 600 leaders from civil society, business, governments, academic institutions and global experts for a high-level meeting at the United Nations on happiness and well-being. On April 2, as I arrived in New York, it was clear that the Bhutanese are competent, far more than typical UN functionaries. They excel at hospitality and I believe they’re serious about making the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) amount to something. Reframing The Global Economy To Include Happiness
Some of us enjoy taking our cues from a boss in an office. Others like Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future , published on May 8th, favor a different approach. The 34-year-old high school drop out--he did manage to squeeze out a master’s in International Studies--just wasn’t a great employee. Learn From Unconventional Entrepreneurs: Help Others And Do What You Love
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In my meanderings yesterday, I happened across this interesting post on Noah Brier’s blog. Here he mentioned "the strength of weak ties" in relation to social media (and a link to a PDF ). I was fascinated immediately by the title and wanted to learn more. The Strength of Social Media's Weak Ties
RR 18 eBRC Research Report 18 Business Ecosystem - a Conceptual Model of an Organization Population from the Perspectives of Complexity and Evolution Mirva Peltoniemi This report investigates the modelling of an organisation population of which knowledge-intensive service organisations form an important part. A conceptual model of the behaviour and development of an organisation population is constructed based on three overlapping theoretical bases, namely complexity, evolutionary economics and business ecosystem. This research is conducted in an explorative manner as a literature review and conceptual analysis.
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Finalmente la casa editrice Adelphi, che già in passato si è dimostrata particolarmente sensibile ai temi proposti dal cosmologo Barrow (è possibile trovare nel catlogo Adelphi altri suoi titoli dal "sapore" più o meno antropico come , e ), affronta l'impresa che di sicuro ha un forte valore storico. Infatti la sua pubblicazione costituisce uno degli ultimi, ma forse ancora possibili, casi di culturale che, in quanto tale, guida l'ardito lettore attraverso tutti gli aspetti più importanti del nostro sapere rivisitati alla luce di questo principio. Un'operazione senz'altro onesta in quanto, se di paradigma si tratta, deve comunque risultare applicabile all'astrofisica, alla biologia, alla meccanica quantistica, per citare solo alcuni degli ambiti con i quali si sono misurati gli autori fra le pagine del libro, nel tentativo di mostrare la consistenza di una visione del mondo che tenta di restituire all'uomo una posizione centrale nel progetto cosmico. Il principio antropico - torinoscienza.it
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. John David Barrow ( Londra , 29 novembre 1952 ) è un cosmologo inglese , professore di matematica all' Università di Cambridge . Laureatosi in Scienze Matematiche all'Università di Durham , ha conseguito il dottorato in astrofisica all' Università di Oxford nel 1977 , specializzandosi quindi a Berkeley . Autore di centinaia di articoli e di decine di saggi tradotti in ventotto lingue è considerato uno dei maggiori esperti al mondo della moderna ricerca cosmologica . John David Barrow
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. Una teoria del tutto , conosciuta anche come TOE (acronimo dell'inglese theory of everything ), è una ipotetica teoria della fisica teorica che spiega interamente e collega assieme tutti i fenomeni fisici conosciuti. Inizialmente il termine fu usato con connotazione ironica per riferirsi alle varie teorie supergeneralizzate. Teoria del tutto
Article by H. P. Blavatsky A FEW years back a very interesting controversy raged between several scientists of reputation. Some of these held that spontaneous generation was a fact in nature, whilst others proved the contrary; to the effect that, as far as experiments went, there was found to be biogenesis, or generation of life from previously existing life, and never the production of any form of life from non-living matter. Theosophy article: "The Life Principle" by Blavatsky
In astrophysics and cosmology , the anthropic principle (from the Greek, anthropos , human) is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it. Some proponents of the anthropic principle reason that it explains why the Universe has the age and the fundamental physical constants necessary to accommodate conscious life. As a result, they believe it is unremarkable that the universe's fundamental constants happen to fall within the narrow range thought to be compatible with life . [ 1 ] The strong anthropic principle (SAP) as explained by Barrow and Tipler (see variants ) states that this is all the case because the Universe is compelled, in some sense, for conscious life to eventually emerge.
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7 Questions to Assess Your Business Model Design Ultimately, customers are the only relevant judges of your business model. However, even before you test your model in the market, you can assess its design with 7 questions that go well beyond the conventional focus on products and market segments. First things first. In order to assess your business model you should sketch it out on the Business Model Canvas outlined in the video below. If you want to know more about the Canvas and how to use it you can read Business Model Generation of which 70 pages are available for free on our website . Assessing the basics
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Topologia Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. La topologia o studio dei luoghi (dal greco τόπος, tópos , "luogo", e λόγος, lógos , "studio") è una delle più importanti branche della matematica moderna. Si caratterizza come lo studio delle proprietà delle figure e delle forme che non cambiano quando viene effettuata una deformazione senza "strappi", "sovrapposizioni" o "incollature". Concetti fondamentali come convergenza , limite , continuità , connessione o compattezza trovano nella topologia la loro migliore formalizzazione.
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3 Ways Life Science Organizations Can Transform Themselves Posted by Andy Cosgrove on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 @ 02:45 PM What is the biggest obstacle for the life sciences industry? Yes, a productive R&D organization is up there. However, it is not the biggest hurdle. Why Google Will Fail, and Soon
Smart Swarm by Peter Miller – 10 Lessons I recently finished reading Peter Miller’s The Smart Swarm , and I highly recommend it. In it, Miller provides a fascinating overview of how various types of animals – ants, honeybees, termites, sparrows – tackle complex problems by leveraging collective “intelligence.” Better yet, Miller points to the lessons that humans might learn from these animals. What follows is a run down of some of the major lessons from the book. Also, I’ve posted an excerpt – When in Doubt, Turn to the Experts – but I highly recommend reading the book in its entirety.
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