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A New Typology of Global Cities

The seven types of global cities driving the world economy.<p>Globalization and urbanization go hand in hand. The world, I’ve long argued, is spiky. The 40 largest mega-regions produce two-thirds of global economic output and 90 percent of global innovation, while housing just 18 percent of the …

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

Happiness

Spotify is causing a major problem for economists

But it's not. Growth and productivity are stagnating worldwide.<p>What if it's all Spotify's fault?<p>Or rather, not Spotify specifically, but tech companies and the services they provide. Our economy is less and less dependent on factories churning out physical objects, and more and more dependent on …

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All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

Science Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

Psychology

A common feature of suburban neighborhoods has actually made streets more dangerous

Old urban cores are etched out in tight grids modeled off a sheet of graph paper. Further out, all those neat lines and right angles begin their curling meander into suburbia. Sparsely populated roads loop through the countryside in an odd geometry designed around the residential real estate dream …

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The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t just mean the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are. I mean the overall quality of life for Londoners. Will they experience the city as spacious, efficient, …

India’s ascent: Five opportunities for growth and transformation

The country could create sustainable economic conditions in five ways, such as promoting acceptable living standards, improving the urban …

Avoiding the Behaviors That Turn Nice Employees into Mean Bosses

Owen Davey<p>In the behavioral research I’ve conducted over the past 20 years, I’ve uncovered a disturbing pattern: While people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance the interests of others, such as empathy, collaboration, openness, fairness, and sharing; when they start to feel …

Leadership

This Is How Optical Illusions Fool Your Brain

As perfectly illustrated by the countless optical illusions you can find on the internet, things aren't always as they seem. Colors, lines, shapes, …

Good Presentations Need to Make People Uncomfortable

It’s no secret that our digital communication tools are overwhelming us. A Deloitte study found that U.S. workers (in aggregate) look at their phones almost 8 billion times a day, and research shows that U.S. productivity has waned since the introduction of the smartphone. But the world of business …

Management

Transportation network companies present challenges and opportunities in Asia’s booming cities

Since the advent of the automobile roughly a century ago, there has been relatively little innovation in the way people move around cities and …

Interview with Andrew McAfee

MIT’s Andrew McAfee is one of the world’s most influential thinkers working in issues at the intersection of technology, the economy, and society. He …

Economics

Where You Cannot Generalize from Knowledge of Parts (continuation of the Minority Rule)

<i>Not the same way — A liter a day — C elegans deserves its name –the selfish Richard Dawkins</i><p>Let us take the idea of the last chapter [the intransigent …

Equations

7 Types of Advanced Cosmic Civilizations

As we go about our daily lives, it helps to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. We are living in what seems like an advanced …

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Mindfulness