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Last October I suggested that subscribers to this blog could buy me a monthly cup of coffee to support my writing. Several of you have done so: thank you!
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10 hours ago by marshallk
The kickball bunt is the most ruthless, effective play in sports.
Minor Leagues is Slate’s pop-up blog about kids’ sports. Kareem’s skyhook. Rickey Henderson stealing second. Randy Moss on a fly route. These unguardable plays terrified and frustrated scores of helpless opponents.
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10 hours ago by marshallk
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.@LeanCuisine's latest marketing campaign is such a joke. Always supported women? Right. If you mean you've always supported women in hating themselves. Feminism isn't a branding strategy available to you buttholes. Get out of here with this noise. #ItAll
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20 hours ago by marshallk
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20 years of experience of social collaboration pushed into the first hour at the #engageug #IBMchampion #socbiz pic.twitter.
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23 hours ago by marshallk
The Current State of Automated Machine Learning
Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) has become a topic of considerable interest over the past year. A recent KDnuggets blog competition focused on this topic, resulting in a handful of interesting ideas and projects.
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yesterday by marshallk
The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency - The Verge
The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.
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yesterday by marshallk
CryptoKitties and the blockchain, explained - Vox
Every time you send something on the internet, it’s a copy. But using new technology, can we make digital goods that are ... rare? That’s the question behind CryptoKitties, a new service to buy, breed, and sell digital cats on the blockchain.
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yesterday by marshallk
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Good to see Boisot quoted: The law of requisite complexity: It takes complexity to beat complexity.
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yesterday by marshallk
Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award
Foresight is a systematic way of engaging with uncertainty, through the exploration of alternative futures, including aspirational ones. As a discipline it has the potential to shape the future.
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yesterday by marshallk
[EXAMPLES] How to Write Cold Emails That Sell
My love of all things sports (professional & collegiate) and outdoors comes in handy – even when it’s not in season. As DiscoverOrg’s Manager of Strategic Accounts, I’m always looking for ways to use personal touchpoints to engage prospects. It works.
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yesterday by marshallk
15 Criminal-Law Questions Surrounding the President - The Atlantic
A short—and by no means exhaustive—list of the open questions swirling around the president, his campaign, his company, and his family. President Trump speculated on Tuesday that “if” the FBI placed a spy inside his campaign, that would be one of the greatest scandals in U.S. history.
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yesterday by marshallk
CMOs and the Spark to Drive Growth - Report - Thought Leadership - CMO Council™
CMOs are increasingly expected to drive growth. In our first investigation into marketers as growth-drivers in 2016, 68 percent of the marketing leaders surveyed saw themselves as growth leaders.
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yesterday by marshallk
Import AI: #95: Learning to predict and avoid internet arguments with deep learning, White House announces Select Committee on AI, and BMW trains cars to safely change lanes | Import AI
Cornell, Google, and Wikimedia researchers train AI to predict when we’ll get angry on the internet: Have you ever read a comment addressed to you on the internet and decided not to reply because your intuition tells you the person is looking to start a fight? Is it possible to train AI syst
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2 days ago by marshallk
Math Can’t Solve Everything: Questions We Need To Be Asking Before Deciding an Algorithm is the Answer | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Across the globe, algorithms are quietly but increasingly being relied upon to make important decisions that impact our lives.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Amazon Is Selling Cheap, Real-Time Facial Recognition Technology to Cops - Motherboard
Amazon has sold cheap facial-recognition software to law enforcement agencies in at least two states and has also sold it to a police body camera manufacturer and a company that does intelligence and data analysis for law enforcement, according to internal documents at those police departments and
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3 days ago by marshallk
Wonders of Wildlife
Springfield, Missouri — This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting empire, selling lures, bait and tackle amid the bottles of Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's in one of his father's Brown Derby booze shops.
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3 days ago by marshallk
How to think like a journalist when planning content
The thing about content platforms is they’re hungry beasts. It’s something journalists have known for a long time. Every hour there’s another bulletin to write; every evening there’s another half-hour of news to find; every day there’s another hundred pages to fill.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Community Skills That Matter: Technical - The Community Roundtable
Technical skills are unique in that they are most easily outsourced and often score lower than their true importance because not everyone on a team needs each specific skill.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Open Markets Institute: Antitrust for Silicon Valley
Have Silicon Valley’s biggest companies become too powerful? This series examines monopoly and power in the tech industry — and what, if anything, can be done.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Here’s Why Strategy Chiefs Succeed or Fail
Why is it that some companies have great heads of strategy who make an outstanding contribution to their companies, while others don’t? To answer this question, we evaluated 55 heads of strategy, and looked more closely at 11 who were particularly successful and 10 who were at the other end of t
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3 days ago by marshallk
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“Old Days”Mickey Mantle waits on deck,as Roger Maris bats before a packed house,during a 1961 game at Yankee Stadium.
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3 days ago by marshallk
Data Justice Conference – Data Justice Lab
An international conference exploring research on, and practices of, social justice in an age of datafication. The collection and processing of massive amounts of data has become an increasingly contentious issue.
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4 days ago by marshallk
How to use AI for strategic decisions | CIO
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming an important buzzword in business today. Just like other technologies like Cloud and Blockchain, it is spoken of often and frequently with little true understanding of uses and applications.
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4 days ago by marshallk
Emerging Tech Adds Emotional Layer To Existing Measurement Framework
This article is part of CMO.com’s March/April series about emerging technology. Click here for more. Emerging technologies lend themselves well to the age of customer experience, where brands are working hard to better understand the needs and preferences of their current and potential customers.
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4 days ago by marshallk
Research universities quietly collaborate with Facebook. What are they working on?
At the end of 2016, 16 universities entered into an agreement with Facebook to help the company quickly develop new technologies. Now, a total of 30 institutions have signed up to the Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, or SARA, according to Facebook.
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4 days ago by marshallk
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley - The Ringer
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia released a gumdrop-shaped PC called the iMac.
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4 days ago by marshallk
In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’ - The Washington Post
ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast himself as a reformer, advocating equality for women and granting them the right to drive. The work of Saudi feminists in many ways represented the last sliver of permissible activism in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy.
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5 days ago by marshallk
Thoreau, Nietzsche and Kant on a Philosophy of Walking
Solitude is an important aspect of creative thought. You could make an argument that in our information overloaded world where our senses are stimulated nearly 18 hours a day, solitude and calming our minds is more important than ever.
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5 days ago by marshallk
Atlas Obscura on Twitter: "In the late 1860s, steamboat tourists carried maps of the entire Mississippi—from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to northern Minnesota—that stretched 11 feet long and just under three inches wide. They wrapped them around
In the late 1860s, steamboat tourists carried maps of the entire Mississippi—from the Gulf of Mexico all the way up to northern Minnesota—that stretched 11 feet long and just under three inches wide. They wrapped them around a spool and kept them in their pockets.
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5 days ago by marshallk
Create Super-Focused Twitter Searches — And Follow Them With An RSS Feed – ResearchBuzz
Being able to monitor Twitter in a useful way for links is something I’ve been thinking about (okay, fretting over) for a long time.
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5 days ago by marshallk
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy - The New York Times
TORONTO — Jordan Peterson fills huge lecture halls and tells his audiences there’s no shame in looking backward to a model of how the world should be arranged. Look back to the 1950s, he says — and back even further. He tells his audiences that they are smart.
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6 days ago by marshallk
Tech Firms Move to Put Ethical Guard Rails Around AI | WIRED
One day last summer, Microsoft’s director of artificial intelligence research, Eric Horvitz, activated the Autopilot function of his Tesla sedan.
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7 days ago by marshallk
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At Torch we have a weekly ritual: On Friday afternoons, we demo mobile augmented reality (AR) apps for each other, picking from them the design decisions we like, the ones we are not sure about, and the ideas we want to use (or “steal” in Torch parlance) in our own app, an AR prototyping tool.
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8 days ago by marshallk
When Listening Isn't Enough
Last week Jon posed a question in our Common Grounder Facebook Group. Which skill is the most important in reaching a common ground solution? He offered us several answers to choose from: listening, patience, integrity, brainstorming. By community vote, listening was the overwhelming choice.
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9 days ago by marshallk
Apple is now completely powered with renewable energy, company announces after green push | The Independent
Apple is now run completely on green energy, it has said. The achievement covers all the different parts of Apple's operations: its shops, offices and data centres, which are spread across 43 different countries.
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9 days ago by marshallk
How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings
In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get out of meetings. But sometimes you need to get into a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions.
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9 days ago by marshallk
160-year-old insurance giant transforms into a digital business | CIO
For most of its 160 years, Northwestern Mutual had succeeded by using technology primarily to conduct its back-office functions, streamline its processes and create operational efficiencies — always supporting the work of its corporate office teams and its nationwide network of world-class financ
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9 days ago by marshallk
Avoid A Summer Sales Slump With These 16 Tips | Josiane Feigon| Sales Gravy Articles
How do you inspire Millennials to produce in the summertime when they are distracted by all the outdoor fun? It's not easy, but here are a few suggestions that can help! Inside sales is an indoor activity. When summer time comes, that’s a call to get out.
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9 days ago by marshallk
Google, Amazon, and Facebook Owe Jürgen Schmidhuber a Fortune - Bloomberg
The consensus among our pitiful fleshbrains is that if humans ever manage to create an AGI, it’ll arise in Mountain View, Calif., Beijing, or Moscow. All three cities are near world-class AI research universities and are home to companies that have pumped billions into the AGI race.
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9 days ago by marshallk
Childish Gambino - This Is America (Official Video) - YouTube
“This is America” by Childish Gambino https://ift.tt/2IikVfW Hiro MuraiProducer: Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothsteintour tickets and merchandise available at childishgambino.com
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9 days ago by marshallk
How America’s Schools Have (and Haven’t) Changed in the 64 Years Since the Brown v. Board Verdict — as Told in 15 Charts | The 74
This is the latest article in The 74’s ongoing ‘Big Picture’ series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new research and data. Go Deeper: See our full series. Thursday marks the 64th anniversary of the Supreme Court abolishing segregated schools in the landmark Brown v.
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10 days ago by marshallk
How DC stakeholders can use strategic accountability to ensure Ward 8’s rapid change benefits all residents | Greater DC
Change is ramping up in historic Anacostia and other neighborhoods in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. Over the past 10 years, a new US Department of Homeland Security headquarters has opened on the St.
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10 days ago by marshallk
List of the world's top female futurists (Update #3) - Ross Dawson
I find I am frequently asked where all the female futurists are. The discussion on why the profession of futurist appears to be so male-dominated has grown in recent years.
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11 days ago by marshallk
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I recently read a funny and odd fact: Democrats have already lost their lead going into the next big elections in the States. How can that be? And yet it’s true across the globe. Liberals are losing, and authoritarians are winning — making inroads here…
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11 days ago by marshallk
For CMOs who want to keep their jobs, customer experience is job one: Report - Vision Critical Blog
Chief marketing officers take note: If there’s one thing you want to excel at in your next annual performance review, it’s customer experience.
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11 days ago by marshallk
Tech has no moral code. It is everyone’s job now to fight for one | Lizzie O’Shea | Opinion | The Guardian
From racist ads to Cambridge Analytica, technology’s ethical deficit needs disrupting fast – and we have the power to do it It has been a tough two years for the technology industry. The 2016 US election was a turning point for what was formerly the face of upbeat, self-actualising capitalism.
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11 days ago by marshallk
Happiness is NOT the Meaning of Life - Alan Watts - YouTube
Some of history's greatest philosophers have spent their entire lives writing about the meaning of life. Why are we here? Surely there must be a reason? Many people in western culture believe the meaning of life is to "be happy". Alan Watts has a brilliant way of eloquently challenging this notion.
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12 days ago by marshallk
Misogyny stalls progress for women in Colombia post-peace accords - Women’s Media Center
Bogotá, Colombia—More than one year after the peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army (FARC-EP), uncertainty and frustration have paved a rocky road for peacebuilding in the nation.
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12 days ago by marshallk
Innovation Begins with a Shift in Perspective; It's Personal - Brian Solis
The team at Ode Management asked me to introductory video for their audience of event planners, speaker bureaus and agents. The topic was innovation and my mission was to keep it casual and brief, with a target length of two minutes. I guess I was too excited.
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12 days ago by marshallk
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code - Bloomberg
On the evening of Nov. 6, 2001, all of Hong Kong was talking about the biggest jackpot the city had ever seen: at least HK$100 million (then about $13 million) for the winner of a single bet called the Triple Trio.
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13 days ago by marshallk
The abolitionist Benjamin Lay was a hero ahead of his time | Aeon Essays
In September 1738, Benjamin Lay, a radical Quaker barely four feet tall, filled an animal bladder with bright red pokeberry juice, then tucked it into the secret compartment of a book.
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13 days ago by marshallk
How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today | News | The Guardian
It’s not a generational divide, but rather a split between two competing visions of feminism – social and individualist. By When the #MeToo moment began in earnest last October, many women felt optimistic, galvanised; others felt uncomfortable.
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13 days ago by marshallk
Dana on Twitter: "Body Trust® is the beating heart behind the cultivation of a counter-culture, non-diet, weight-inclusive & liberatory approach to healing relationship with food, body & self. We created a new logo, one we hope reflects the rawness, grit
Body Trust® is the beating heart behind the cultivation of a counter-culture, non-diet, weight-inclusive & liberatory approach to healing relationship with food, body & self. We created a new logo, one we hope reflects the rawness, grit, muscle & power behind this healing work.
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14 days ago by marshallk
Reddit Now Has as Many Users as Twitter, and Far Higher Engagement Rates | Social Media Today
Reddit may not be the first social platform that jumps to mind when you think about marketing your brand, but the numbers show that it's on the rise, and should probably be a more significant consideration that it currently is.
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19 days ago by marshallk
Foresight Integration Training (F.I.T.) | The Futures School
Yvette is a Principal and the Managing Director of The Futures School. Holding a bachelor’s in Finance and a MBA from the University of Florida, Yvette has over 15 years of corporate experience with multi-national firms such as Kimberly-Clark and The Walt Disney Company. Read more.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Welcoming Yu Pan to the Origin team – Origin Protocol – Medium
At Origin Protocol we believe in bringing together the best parts of the “traditional” startup world with the most exciting and innovative parts of the blockchain world.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Benjamin Schlindwein on Twitter: "Today I did it... I send an invitation to #WOL interested persons in my organization. It took a lot of courage for me, since I don't feel comfortable in the expert role. But the response rate surprised me positively. This
Today I did it... I send an invitation to #WOL interested persons in my organization. It took a lot of courage for me, since I don't feel comfortable in the expert role. But the response rate surprised me positively. This could be a start of a great movement @DEKRA_Konzern.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform | WIRED
In some ways, Synthego looks like any other Silicon Valley startup. Inside its beige business park facilities, a five-minute drive from Facebook HQ, rows of nondescript black server racks whir and blink and vent.
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22 days ago by marshallk
2018: The Year of the Self-Learning Data Organization - Data Science Central
As 2017 ends, Ramon Chen, Chief Product Officer at Reltio, the creator of data-driven applications, has peered into his crystal ball to decipher what 2018 will bring in data management. Find his predictions below. 
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22 days ago by marshallk
Prioritizing Decisions: Roadmap for Enterprise Analytics - Data Science Central
The logical first-step obviously was to list down all the decisions taken in the company.  We very quickly discovered there has never been any documented list of decisions in the company. Then we made an attempt at informally discussing with some of the senior managers in different departments.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Humans-in-the-Loop? Which Humans? Which Loop? - Data Science Central
For people working in Artificial Intelligence, the term “Human-in-the-Loop” is familiar i.e. a human in the process to validate and improve the AI. There are many situations where it applies, as many as there are AI applications. However.
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22 days ago by marshallk
A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist: Part 4
Sure, no data scientist role is the same, and that's the reason for the inquiry.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Google Tutorial on Machine Learning - Data Science Central
This presentation was posted by Jason Mayes, senior creative engineer at Google, and was shared by many data scientists on social networks. Chances are that you might have seen it already. Below are a few of the slides.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Datasheets could be the solution to biased AI | VentureBeat
In a recent conversation, Facebook AI research scientist Moustapha Cissé told me, “You are what you eat, and right now we feed our models junk food.
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22 days ago by marshallk
Anti-Harassment Policy – TechCrunch
TechCrunch is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion.
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22 days ago by marshallk
How to set up for digital transformation success: MIT's George Westerman | The Enterprisers Project
"Successful digital transformation is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It’s still the same organism, but it now has superpowers. Unfortunately, when it comes to digital transformation, many senior execs aren’t thinking about butterflies.
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23 days ago by marshallk
The Futures School Metro Detroit: Mapping the Future of Education | The Futures School
“My joy knows no bound to have been part of the TFS Detroit cohort. The new skill sets will be most useful going forward back in my home country of Nigeria with a view to begin to change the narratives and upscale the practice of Marketing and Media Planning/Buying.
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23 days ago by marshallk
Rationally Speaking | Official Podcast of New York City Skeptics - Current Episodes - RS 207 - Alison Gopnik on “The wrong way to think about parenting, plus the downsides of modernity”
Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik explains why modern parenting is too goal-oriented. Alison and Julia discuss whether anything parents do matters, whether kids should go to school, and how kids learn discipline if you don't force them to do things.
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