Sentient Developments Brain Pickings A Warning to Leaders: Turbulence is not the Danger Flying into Port Elizabeth recently I was reminded why it is I hold to the wisdom, ‘the bigger the plane the better’! As we were tossed around by the not-so-clear-air turbulence in the small SAA Express plane, flying seemed so unnatural. Man was meant to walk the earth and had no business being found in a tin tube at 27 000’. During this shake-up (and down) I was reminded of one of Peter Ducker’s quotes – one that I repeat often and believe implicitly. Drucker was right. Yet so often I find that we ignore this insight and when the going gets tough it seems we become even more reliant on experience, past solutions and the battle cry is to work harder…something that often results in simply doing more and more of the ‘wrong thing’. This reliance on old logic is entrenched in business school curriculum and forms part of the very DNA of how we learn in such settings. Rather than be looking back for tomorrow’s solutions, we need to be looking forward. Best fasten that safety belt.
HISTORIES OF THINGS TO COME Wirehead hedonism versus paradise-engineering Atelier d'histoire des sciences | CultureMath Coordonné par, Professeur de mathématiques et docteur en histoire des sciences - e-mail Document déposé le 23/05/11. Editeur: Eric Vandendriessche. Présentation du dossier Ressources 1. Présentation L’atelier d’histoire des sciences et des techniques, coordonné par Matthieu Husson, est un dispositif qui vise à regrouper les enseignants du secondaire intéressés par l’histoire des sciences autour d’un projet commun : se former en histoire des sciences en élaborant une offre pédagogique destinée aux élèves dans le domaine de l’histoire des sciences et des techniques. Au niveau d’un établissement, les enseignants intéressés, se regroupent, définissent des axes de travail et élaborent des offres pédagogiques concrètes. Le dossier de CultureMATH en rapport avec l'atelier d'histoire des sciences s'enrichira au fur et à mesure des actions organisées dans ce cadre. Ressources Trajectoires de la balistique La conférence ici mise en ligne est l'une des actions concrètes de cet atelier. Voir la Vidéo
Job interview? Avoid these 6 psychological "leaks" Chances are, you are woefully unprepared for that upcoming interview and you don't even know it. Talking points rehearsed? Check. Company and interviewer researched? Without knowing it, you communicate your deep psychological beliefs, attitudes and weaknesses every time you open your mouth. Dr. If you want to appear confident and project the right attitude, stop leaking negative psychological tells. 1. Example: "I worked hard for my previous employer for three years but still got laid off." Here the applicant is angry and frustrated that their efforts were not rewarded when they thought they should have been. 2. Example: "The last company I worked for went out of business. This statement is wrong on many levels, but what strikes me most is the focus and emphasis on the negative. Can you see the positive in an otherwise negative situation? 3. Example: "I wanted to go back and get my degree, but there was nothing I could do." Externally controlled beliefs sound like excuses. 4. 5. 6.
Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog The Hedonistic Imperative The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible. It is also instrumentally rational and morally urgent. The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved because they served the fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment. They will be replaced by a different sort of neural architecture - a motivational system based on heritable gradients of bliss. States of sublime well-being are destined to become the genetically pre-programmed norm of mental health. Two hundred years ago, powerful synthetic pain-killers and surgical anesthetics were unknown.