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“I’m by nature a very wistful person. And I miss the black-and-whiteness of the 20th century.” - Grayson Carter Nostalgia was the defining emotion of the late industrial era. Here, in the postnormal, it has been supplanted by weltshmerz, the down that comes from considering the world in comparison to what it might be. It’s a painting in greys; not black and white.
datarep: Increasing frequency of hurricanes classified as “Most Intense”
Opinion | The Struggle Between Clinton and Sanders Is Not Over: edglings: There is good evidence that defections by Sanders’ Democratic primary voters to Trump on Nov. 8 played a decisive role in Trump’s victory. Brian Schaffner, a political...Show More Summary
“America does not have a business problem. Business is booming. We have a distribution problem. The fruits of our economic system are not being shared in anything resembling a reasonably fair or adequate way. We are living in an age of economic inequality not seen in a century. Show More Summary
The leaders of Silicon Valley companies are – despite the bad rap they’ve gotten in recent years – not really libertarians. They apparently believe in taxing the rich and having the government redistribute that money for social progress. Show More Summary
“When we agree to talk about people as cogs, we lose our humanity.” - Masha Gessen | Immigrants Shouldn’t Have to Be ‘Talented’ to Be Welcome Gessen is focused on immigrants and immigration, but the statement is more general, I thin...
(via Trump’s Global Democracy Retreat - The New York Times)
“The future doesn’t care how you became an expert.” - Stowe Boyd, Rethinking Human Resources I was inspired by Degreed’s manifesto.
Sewell Chan | European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers’ Email: The EU human rights court has come down on the side of employee privacy vis-a-vis monitoring email and other communication use. However, companies that inform...Show More Summary
Lawrence Summers | America needs its unions more than ever: Labour reform could help restore the bargaining power of US workers […] I suspect the most important factor explaining what is happening is that the bargaining power of employers has increased and that of workers has decreased. Show More Summary
Getting Reorgs Right: Why Reorgs Fail A McKinsey survey of 1,800 executives identified the most common pitfalls for reorganizations (in order of frequency). 1. Employees actively resist the changes. 2. Insufficient resources—people, time, money—are devoted to the effort. Show More Summary
“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” - Vladimir Putin
@stoweboyd: Sleep-deprived people are more unpleasant or hostile in their social interactions than those who get adequate sleep https://t.co/TOAXZIj4y8 — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) September 5, 2017
Atul Gawande | Something Wicked This Way Comes: stoweboyd: In 1973, two social scientists, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, defined a class of problems they called “wicked problems.” Wicked problems are messy, ill-defined, more complex than we fully grasp, and open to multiple interpretations based on one’s point of view. Show More Summary
Yuval Noah Harari | The meaning of life in a world without work: As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose
I’ve switched nearly all my tools more than once in the past six months. I’m restless, and tools have not been helping, but I have settled on a few recently. Bookmarking – This is an obsession, and I have returned to using Tumblr to keep bookmarks. Show More Summary
“The minute we begin to insist that everyone think the same way we think, our democratic way of life is in danger.” - John Oakes
amospoe: “We know that you know, Mr. Caul. For your own sake, don’t get involved any further. We’ll be listening to you.” – The Conversation (1974)
Capo 4 is in key with her song/video She plays a single chord on her mandolin for the F/C/G opening sections. Must be a single guitar chord as well? [instrumental: final chord is G] G F G I hear your voice out in the darkness F C G Somewhere...Show More Summary
Prime Parking Spaces for People, Not Cars: The street seats grew out of a national movement that began in San Francisco in 2005 when members of an arts collective called Rebar transformed a parking spot with grass turf, a bench and potted tree, and invited passers-by to feed the meter. Show More Summary