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The Growth Trap
[ growing for growth sake! vs growing in a world/area that is not conducive to grow ] When Twitter went public in 2013, its stock soared and its value jumped to $25 billion. Its founders and early investors got rich. But since then, the company has been considered a failure, despite the fact that it boasts 320 million active users, because it's not growing fast enough. Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," talks to Steve Paikin about why he sees the push for more growth as dangerous. // true capitalists (shareholder, crony, greedy) w/o self-regulation or governance extract all the value there is to extract and then leave, dispersing it to the few who already have [...] WE MUST REWRITE THE RULES OF THE GROWTH GAME ITSELF! [...] you want to optimise the economy based on velocity of money (circulation of money), not share price and value extraction [...]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Amazon's Culture: Toxic or Just Tough? by The Jay & Farhad Show
Hello! This week, Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) and Jay Yarow (Business Insider) are joined by special guest Jodi Kantor (New York Times) to discuss her polarizing article about Amazon's culture. // // how technology functions in the workplace - efficiency, quantified self << the feedback tool you can always use, what ever your state of emotion, gripe, stick, bias, prejudice, ... feudal Darwinism creeps into knowledge worker, white-collar and blue-collar workers, MBA's and PhD's. [...] contributes to gender inequality (women with the back on their wall, leave or get started and forget about family & kids, life.) [...] brutal years are NOT Tour of Duty - Reid Hoffman The Alliance. // PS: Reed Hastings (Netflix) Culture document transpires that it is expected to contribute, even if it doesn't spell it out. Netflix also had to fight and overcome as much as Amazon! Proves again that internal & external environment a company finds itself affects its values & culture inevitable [Thesis].
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Peer Review Feedback: The Good, The Bad, The Really Ugly : NPR
A lens to find the fuller picture of an employee's performance, or just an open call for petty grievances? Well, that depends on whom you ask.
Amazon  people  management  team  management  HR  human  resources  performance  review  OKR  Google  Facebook  peer  pressure  knowledge  worker  Mobile  Creatives  Mobile  Creative  Future  of  Work  KPI  360  review  emotion  objective  bias  prejudice  human  nature 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins - Quartz
“The less deep sleep you have, the less effective you are at clearing out this bad protein.”
neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  brain  plasticity  Sleep  hygiene  REM  shift  work  dementia  Alzheimer  performance  productivity  well  being 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
David Perlmutter: Belly and the Brain - YouTube
book - Brain Maker - , gut is your 2nd brain, function as a unit. food choices. // see nutritionfacts.org // whole plant based foods, fermented foods, fiber, // bad sugars & artificial sweeteners. sugarless soda doubles diabetes risk. // inflammation (leaky gut) related to cardiovascular disease/chronic diseases (also caused by acid reflux medication, antibiotics)
microbiome  neurology  Leaky  gut  Flora  brain  diet  book  neurobiology  neuroscience  medical  advances  medical  profession  complexity  epigenetics  mental  health  mental  illness  dementia  performance  Alzheimer  premature  ageing  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  anti-inflammatory  diet  IBS  inflammatory  bowel  disease  Crohn’s  Vegan  public  health  public  health  policy  immune  system  autoimmune  response  autoimmune  disease  overweight  obesity  epidemic  obesity  Fiber  Whole  Plant  Foods  chronic  diseases 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Unterrichtsbeginn: Warum die erste Stunde Folter ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schluss mit der Quälerei am Morgen: Mit mehr Schlaf würden Schüler motivierter und erfolgreicher lernen. Warum also der frühe Start?
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Could We Make Even the Worst Jobs, Great Jobs? - YouTube
If you treat your workforce as a profit center, as opposed to a cost center, perhaps your company's bottom line will soar. Why? Because employees, treated really well, perform really well. Management professor Zeynep Ton examines how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors simultaneously. (Hint: Paying higher than the minimum wage is a great start toward better performance).
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers. The team at the University of Birmingham showed performance times varied by 26% throughout the day. Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while night owls were best in the evening. &! Education - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22209818
Sleep  hygiene  body  clock  performance  public  health  policy  public  health  education  policy 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
The NFL’s Uneven History Of Punishing Domestic Violence | FiveThirtyEight
On Thursday, Goodell announced a new discipline policy. In a letter to all 32 team owners obtained by ESPN, Goodell wrote that the league fell short in its treatment of the Rice case. “Effective immediately, violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force will be subject to a suspension without pay of six games for a first offense, with consideration given to mitigating factors, as well as a longer suspension when circumstances warrant.” (This will not affect Rice’s current suspension.) A second offense will result in a ban from the league, with the opportunity to apply for reinstatement after one year. // for too long, officials looked away - on purpose.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Brazil cracked up, says Germany's Joachim Low
w/o Thiago Silva, Luiz was incapable 2 pickup Leadership role, commanding, directing, organising the game. It wasnt just Neymar missing. It was a team w/o leadership. Youve got 11 world players on both sides. But a team w/o a leader, vision, direction, playbook is a incomplete team. A house of cards that was the Brazilian Team, (many around 1-2 key players - philosophy) fell apart. http://bbc.in/1mHpAHB + http://bbc.in/U39yeN "Scolari bounded off the team coach wearing a white "Forca Neymar" baseball cap while captain David Luiz and goalkeeper Julio Cesar held up his number 10 shirt during the national anthem. Fine sentiments perhaps, but also a sign of overwrought emotions, of the pressure of playing without their superstar and the doubts that exposed. The constant hugging and team bonding smacked more of insecurity and posturing. Germany in contrast were cold, clinical, magnificent." http://bbc.in/1znN7l3 http://bit.ly/1oix4ML + "the trophy doesnt say great team, it says 'winners.'"
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications | PandoDaily
But for all Airbnb and Uber’s much deserved “disruptive” acclaim, these businesses have older roots than the hype cycle suggests. According to conventional wisdom, Airbnb and Uber enable “regular individuals” to make a few extra bucks renting out an extra bedroom or giving fellow travelers a ride. They unlock a new class of assets, where fellow consumers share in collaborative consumption. In fact, while these businesses nailed rapidly changing consumer preferences  –  buying services at time of usage, rather than owning assets fits the post-recession, Millennial sensibility of the moment –  the supply side of their businesses does not match the narrative. Supply in these marketplaces is increasingly delivered by entrepreneurial, small business owners, not fellow consumers. Uber and Airbnb are best understood as reimagined franchise operations that leverage mobile data, the social graph, and continuous feedback loops to deliver a better consumer experience.
Airbnb  Millennials  GFC  post-recession  2014  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  sharing  is  caring  sharing  economy  marketplace  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  inefficiencies  Technology  convenience  disrupting  markets  disruption  franchise  business  Platform  Open  Platform  franchising  redux  service  delivery  mobile  first  digital  natives  adoption  adoption  curve  trends  youthification  unintended  consequences  complexity  unknown  unknowns  self-regulation  regulation  deregulation  vested  interest  interest  groups  operating  performance  Start-Up  Start-Ups  Lean  Start-Up  Silicon  Valley  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  feedback  loop  transparency  Models  Social  Media  recovery  productivity  output-gap  underemployed  working  poor  squeezed  middle  class  disposable  income  Debt  Super  Cycle  USA  UK  Europe  consumer 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
FC Bayern: Pep Guardiolas System gerät in Frage -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
veragensangst - druckabfall schon im vorraus __>> uebermaechtige loorberen. um sich neuen anspruechen gerecht zu werden ... kann man sich nicht auf die verteilten loorberen ausruhen. das hatten sie aber gemacht.
Pep  Guardiola  FC  Bayern  sport  psychology  elite  athlete  elite  sports  people  management  HR  human  resources  performance 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation - YouTube
intrinsic motivation superior! intrinsic - things that matter in life, not money. financial incentives can be detrimental! > autonomy (selfdirection) > mastery > purpose
performance  sports  motivation  sport  management  creativity  start-ups  Olympics 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Japan Crisis Isn't Yet Grasped by the Markets - NYTimes.com
Such “what if” scripts are the stuff of modern Wall Street. Everyone runs them. Entire schools of financial analysis are devoted to examining historical market patterns in the belief that those patterns can predict the future.
Such analysis, of course, depends on — and perhaps even encourages — our belief that tomorrow will be much like today. And all that despite the fine-print caveat on your 401(k) statement that reads, “Past performance is no guarantee of future success.”

 we rely on history for guidance - and that is a fallacy 

Big economic questions remain unanswered.
wallstreet  japan  2011  earthquake  nuclear  fallout  model  financial  performance  hypocrisy  finance  investment  blackswan  history  economics  unintended  consequences 
march 2011 by asterisk2a
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Global: Insights & Solutions: MoneyTree™ Survey Report
Historical Trend Data of VC investment flow.
Data via NVCA (National Venture Capital Association).
venturecapital  vc  research  data  database  free  indicators  performance  moneytree  trends  history  NVCA 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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