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Dive Into HTML5 De Bono Hats / Siz Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. "Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.[2] Underlying principles[edit] The premise of the method is that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways which can be deliberately challenged, and hence planned for use in a structured way allowing one to develop tactics for thinking about particular issues. de Bono identifies six distinct directions in which the brain can be challenged. In each of these directions the brain will identify and bring into conscious thought certain aspects of issues being considered (e.g. gut instinct, pessimistic judgement, neutral facts). Since the hats do not represent natural modes of thinking, each hat must be used for a limited time only. Summary[edit]

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (9780380811960): Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish: Books happiness in the workplace At our company-wide get together last December we decided that 2008 was going to be a year of workplace experiments. Among other things, we discussed how we could make 37signals one of the best places in the world to work, learn, and generally be happy. Here’s are a few of the things we’ve implemented so far: Shorter work weeks Last summer we experimented with 4-day work weeks. So if that’s the case we could either push everyone to work harder during those five days or we could just skip one of those days. So recently we’ve instituted a four-day work week as standard. Three-day weekends mean people come back extra refreshed on Monday. Funding people’s passions We decided that 37signals would help people pay for their passions, interests, or other curiosities. For example, Mark has recently taken up flight lessons. 37signals is helping him pay for those. Part of the deal is that if 37signals helps you pay, you have to share what you’ve learned with everyone. Discretionary spending accounts

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master: Books: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas What do you suggest? Babyproofing Your Marriage The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life: Books: Thomas W. Malone Science & Nature - Horizon Differences between the sexes | The mismeasure of woman | IN THE 1970s there was a fad for giving dolls to baby boys and fire-engines to baby girls. The idea was that differences in behaviour between the sexes were solely the result of upbringing: culture turned women into ironers, knitters and chatterboxes, and men into hammerers, drillers and silent types. Switching toys would put an end to sexual sorting. That boys and girls—and men and women—are programmed by evolution to behave differently from one another is now widely accepted. The sensitivity of the question was shown last year by a furore at Harvard University. Even as a proposition for discussion, this is unacceptable to some. Baby blues and pinks In the past, it was assumed that a female was simply a male with hormones, says Tracey Shors, a professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University. This wash of hormones creates an organ that generates typically boyish behaviour, such as rough-and-tumble play. Within a year of birth, boys and girls also prefer different toys. Just behave

An information integration theory of consciousness Business | The world according to Google In the 18 months since its stock market flotation, Google has been transformed from a company that prided itself on being simple and effective, into a multi-headed high tech beast which wants to get involved in everything. According to Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Google likes to release new products "early and often". And that means, she cheerfully admits, that nine out of ten ideas will fail. "We want to try things out, lots of things. Our goal is to fail fast, get the product out, and see what users like." Already Google's original internet search tool sits alongside Google Maps, internet-based phone calls, email, photo storage, a searchable satellite view of the globe, and (here's one that might "fail fast") Google Ride Finder, which shows the live position of individual taxis in 15 American cities. Google is sensitive to the charge of losing focus on its core activity. 'Anti-portal' stance Dangerous strategy Potential risks