Corporations Are More Insect than Person

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Different businesses can be more or less anthropomorphized in the public eye. And crucially, this shapes how much we trust them. In the 1982 film Blade Runner, the bioengineered human Roy Batty confronts his maker, Eldron Tyrell, the head…

Promoting the Truth About Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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Social media companies cannot prevent Putin from blocking their platforms, but there are workarounds. The first casualty of war is truth. Variations of that famous aphorism are attributed to California Senator Hiram Johnson at the turn of…

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

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"Persuasion is a zero-sum game," says Harvard psychologist Julia Minson. "Whereas learning can be a massive win-win." In her new book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times,…

Director J.J. Abrams Read “Think Again” and Interviews Adam Grant About the Book

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pzAMoHt1ss In this episode of Worklife with Adam Grant, from TED, the director J.J. Abrams takes Adam's job and interviews the author and psychologist about the ideas behind the book, and shares the points…

Emphasizing Brilliance at Work Creates a Toxic, Discouraging Atmosphere for Women

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It’s not the emphasis on brilliance that discourages women from some work spheres, but rather the aggressively competitive culture that seems to come along with it, research suggests. Workplaces that emphasize brilliance are perceived…

The Invention of Incarceration

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Prisons have been controversial since their beginnings in the late 1700s—why do they keep failing to live up to expectations? As a young girl growing up in Northern California, Ashley Rubin dutifully said her prayers each night before…

The Zelensky Method of Warding Off Bullies

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Over the past few weeks, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has gone from being someone the world hardly knew to an individual whose heroism and leadership people from around the globe are heralding. It’s no secret why this…

How Corporations Should Respond to Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine

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As Vladimir Putin’s ruthless invasion of Ukraine threatens to tear down that international system, global companies have a lot to lose—and need to act.  Since the end of World War II, thousands of Western-based companies have benefited…

Banning Russia from World Events Will Help to Alienate Putin

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While political coalitions (the EU, NATO) squeeze Russia’s economy, powerful multinational organizations (Ikea, Apple, Exxon) and an entire global sports industry can land powerful blows. A world fair is currently being held in Dubai,…

Should Government Do More to Curb Social Media Harm?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4AAST_AdSg In this debate hosted by the Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by Reason magazine, Jonathan Haidt argues with Robby Soave over whether platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…