Ross Vera

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Why Digital Computers Can't Have Consciousness

Some of today's top techies and scientists are very publicly expressing their concerns over apocalyptic scenarios that are likely to arise as a result of machines with motives. Among the fearful are intellectual heavyweights like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, who all believe that …

Artificial Intelligence

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast. And Lunch. And Dinner.

<i>By Map van Arem, Managing Director & Partner at XXS Amsterdam</i><p>As creative leaders we all too often focus on the business itself – what are the profit margins for this year? How is the new business pipeline coming along? – and forget about the culture behind the business – the people that work for …

How Anyone Can Be The Leader They Wish They Had: An Interview With Simon Sinek

Leadership is the lifeblood of an organization. When leaders creates safe environments at work, everyone thrives and devotion is the natural response to those conditions. Toxic cultures breed cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. I’ve experienced both, which is why I urge people to gauge the …

Leadership

The Big Mistake Most Managers Make

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

5 Things That Happen When a Real Leader Enters a Room

Your failure to get to the next level hinders everyone relying on you. You can't take people beyond where you currently are, personally and professionally.<p>"There are no bad teams, only bad leaders." <i>--</i>Jocko Willink<p>Leadership is what determines how successful you and those around you are. If there is …

The Secret Ingredient Of Successful People And Organizations: Grit

Angela Duckworth was an outstanding student growing up, so much so that she was admitted to Harvard University. All the while, however, she was reminded often by her beloved father that she was “no genius.” Many years later, with degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Pennsylvania …

Self-improvement

15 Ingenious Cooking Tips You Can Copy From Chef Tyler Florence

If you're an avid Food Network watcher, you already know who Tyler Florence is. If not, allow me to introduce you to the TV host and chef, who just happens to have as many good cooking tips as he does good looks. Tyler is from Greenville, SC, and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two …

Relax, You're Not in Control

I have spent so much of my life berating myself for making poor decisions, yet it has never helped me to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Usually, self-criticism just leaves me more stressed and unhappy. Eventually, I learned through mindfulness meditation how to take a deeper look at who is …

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

The humblest paella beloved by chefs

Ferran Adria, of El Bulli fame, and Joel Robuchon, the most Michelin-starred chef in the world, have both declared this paella the best they have ever eaten.<p>Josefa Navarro was hunched over a large stove in the long, narrow kitchen of her restaurant, Paco Gandia, stirring a murky broth of rabbit and …

Hospitality

When Your Boss Is Terrible at Leading Meetings

If you think that your boss is ineffective at leading meetings, you are not alone.<p>Few managers or supervisors have mastered the art of meetings and even fewer organizations have made it a priority. Add to that the fact that leaders are busy — and often don’t have the time to prepare adequately — …

5 Simple Ways To Skyrocket Your Concentration at Work

You're reading 5 Simple Ways To Skyrocket Your Concentration at Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Productivity

What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation?

A new study has identified food stuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death.

This chart shows the age when most people feel the least happy

People's levels of happiness vary during their life.<p>In a recent note to clients, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch team led by Beijia Ma shared a chart using data from Nielsen that shows people's self-reported well-being at various ages.<p>The most striking thing from the chart is that people report the …

You are Not the Voices Inside Your Head.

<b>In my experience</b>, one of the most important aspects of becoming a deeply healthy person is uncovering and embracing what I call our “health …

Spirituality

The Simple Way to Be a Better Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

It's not just about farting corpses: 10 Sydney film festival drawcards

Beyond Swiss Army Man, with Daniel Radcliffe as a flatulent corpse, this year’s festival offers a Polish mermaid musical and homegrown schlocktastic horror<p>Last year’s Sydney film festival threw down the gauntlet to cinephiles, challenging only the city’s bravest vitamin D-deprived souls to sit …

Papua New Guinea

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Fatty: Ham n’ Cheddar

Is there anything quite as delicious as ground sausage stuffed with cheese, meats, vegetables and other ingredients then wrapped in bacon and smoked? …

BBQ