White supremacists, misogynists, and anti-Semites see the ancient Mediterranean as a touchstone: "Hate Groups Love Ancient Greece and Rome. Scholars Are Pushing Back."
(Plus- the champion of cooperation)
“O teach me how I should forget to think”*…
Correct your corollaries: http://bit.ly/2wA1TKC
Risk management-- a life-long conservative opponent of climate action explains: "What Changed My Mind About Climate Change?"
(Plus- the first long-distance power line)
“Not taking risks one doesn’t understand is often the best form of risk management”*…
Be a good ancestor: http://bit.ly/2JR5LzD
How did hunger for the humble vanilla pod lead to greed, crime and riches? "Vanilla Fever"
(Plus- Colonial Jack's very long walk)
“The exchangeable value of all commodities rises as the difficulties of their production increase”*…
Rethink your Starbucks order at: http://bit.ly/319WKXM
The case to rejoin science and philosophy... lest we seek knowledge at the expense of wisdom: "Natural philosophy redux."
(Plus- Nobel's will)
“The average scientist unequipped with the powerful lenses of philosophy, is a nearsighted creature, and cheerfully attacks each difficulty in the hope that it may prove to be the last”*…
Seek ever-higher ground: http://bit.ly/2Kbrh17
Lawrence Wilkinson @lhwilkinson
The author of Robinson Crusoe, who dealt with ups and downs as an entrepreneur, also wrote one of history’s most read business manuals: "Daniel Defoe’s hard-earned lessons on business and life"
(Plus- Believe It or Not Ripley)
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”*…
Consider the source at: http://bit.ly/30O7MBC
Proselytizing, pseudoscience, and shaming--all committed in the name of turning women into mothers: "A Brief History of Bullying Women to Have Babies"
(Plus- Helen Taussig)
“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother”*…
Cherish choice: http://bit.ly/2X29DAJ
Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable-- at least more reliable-- forecasting is possible: "The Peculiar Blindness of Experts"
(Plus- Lorenz and Chaos Theory)
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”*…
Ponder prediction: http://bit.ly/2VZknDs
Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts, and above a threshold, have never failed: "The '3.5% Rule': How a small minority can change the world.
(Plus- John Stuart Mill)
“It’s not an effective protest if it’s not pissing people off”*…
Take it to the streets: http://bit.ly/2HtwSOJ
Have helped start lots of orgs (e.g., GBN, Wired, Oxygen); of late, mostly NGOs. Still practice scenario planning, mostly with not-for-profits.
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