Entries by Brian Gallagher

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The Tim Ferriss Show with Jon Haidt

In this episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, Jonathan Haidt joins host Tim Ferriss to discuss moral relativism, how to understand human rights, Jon’s LSD experience, how safe spaces and character cancellation took over colleges, John Stuart Mill and the importance of viewpoint diversity, and more. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York […]

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A Virtual Dialogue on the Future of ESG

In June, r3.0, a global common good not-for-profit platform (“Redesign for Resilience and Regeneration”) held an asynchronous dialogue with people they see as “positive mavericks” in the ESG space. The event, you could say, was an on-point expression of what would seem to be a novel mission: to “crowdsources open recommendations for necessary transformations across […]

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Corporations Are More Insect than Person

In the 1982 film Blade Runner, the bioengineered human Roy Batty confronts his maker, Eldron Tyrell, the head of Tyrell Corporation, a biorobotics company based in the bleak and decrepit city of Los Angeles. The corporation manufactures human “replicants” for slave labor in colonies across the solar system. Batty is one of the best of […]

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In Confronting a Polarized Workforce, Persuasion Is Not the Goal. Learning Is!

In her new book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times, Mónica Guzmán outlines a recipe for disarming and transcending political polarization. A journalist, Guzmán draws from her experience working in communications for a nonprofit depolarization group called Braver Angels. “The book’s greatest offering, I […]

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An MIT Researcher Watched a Hospital Experiment with Shared Leadership

The social psychologist Debra Mashek, a self-styled “collaboration maven,” eloquently distilled, on a recent episode of Breaking the Fever, what that much-used c-word truly means. Worthwhile to do, she said, because the term, as a label, often gets thrown around haphazardly, doesn’t it? People get together, having some vague ambition to work with one another […]