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What Negotiators Can Learn from Baseball Salary Arbitrations

Please answer two quick questions:<p>1. When negotiating, do you want the other side to be reasonable?<p>2. Is it a good idea to be reasonable in negotiations?<p>Everyone we ask says yes to the first question, but answers diverge in response to the second. Academics lean toward yes, but businesspeople and …

Why a cooperative work culture can be bad for star performers

<i>By</i> Alex FraderaWouldn’t it be nice to work in an environment focused on cooperation and solidarity, one that put the needs of the many above those of …

Survival of the Friendliest - Issue 46: Balance

Violence has been the sire of all the world’s values,” wrote poet Robinson Jeffers in 1940. “What but the wolf’s tooth whittled so fine the fleet …

High population density seems to shift us into a future-oriented mindset

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIn the UK we’re familiar with the practical implications of increasing population density: traffic jams, longer waits to see a …

Higher-Ranking People Have More Difficulty Spotting Unethical Behavior

In most organizations, leaders are expected to monitor – and stop – unethical practices taking place under their watch. But history is full of …

How to Change a Selfish Person's Stripes

I was the nice guy who finished last. It was my first week selling advertisements, and although my clients had a 95% renewal rate I failed to bring …

Leadership

Vergeet even alle oorlogen. En zie: het bestaan is één grote wonderlijke samenwerking

De natuur is wreed. Je hoort het vaak. En kijk er een willekeurige Attenborough-productie op na: jaguars die pluizige beestjes verscheuren, wespen …

Future Skills

Future Skills Update<p>Featured Projects<p>Future Skills<p>Global Landscape<p>Ten-Year Forecast Collection<p>Food Futures<p>Work + Learn Futures<p>Workable Futures<p>Cities …

Voices of Workable Futures

<i>Meet 7 new worker archetypes transforming the platform economy</i><p>While we hear about Uber and Airbnb in the news almost on a daily basis, the on-demand …

Strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the power and perils of intuition for senior executives.<p><b>For two scholars</b> …

When your boss is an algorithm

The small London side street reverberates with the growl of motorbikes and the shriek of horns. A young man yells hoarsely into a megaphone: “They’re …

The New Capitalism: a holistic approach to urban development - Global - Public Sector Matters

By Jan Sturesson & Hazem Galal<p>Rapid urbanisation appears to be an unstoppable trend but how can urban growth be managed more sustainably? The …

Automation is blocking the primary route for poor countries to grow rich. The solution is taxes, better use of resources and promoting the informal economy<p>For a long time – at least since the economic emergence of South Korea in the 1960s – many low-income countries have been able to achieve rapid …

Manufacturing

Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth

The era of easy economic growth has ended, but policy makers and business leaders can target three areas to increase prosperity in a politically and …

Families of Choice Are Remaking America - Issue 34: Adaptation

When Dan Scheffey turned 50, he threw himself a party. About 100 people packed into his Manhattan apartment, which occupies the third floor of a …

"Shaming At Scale"

My supervisor for my PhD was a fisheries biologist. He did important work early on in basic science on oxygen and growth level, population ecology, …

Search Results for “the art of asking”

The most urgent clarion call echoing throughout the book, which builds on Amanda’s terrific TED talk, is for loosening our harsh and narrow criteria for what it means to be an artist, and, most of all, for undoing our punishing ideas about what renders one a not-artist, or — worse yet — a …

Decoding keys to a healthy life

For 74 years, one of the longest-running studies of normal adult development has been examining not disease and illness, but what may be life’s magic …

Loneliness Is a Warning Sign to Be Social - Facts So Romantic

In 2002, a group of adults aged 50 and over answered a series of questions about their physical and mental health. A subset of the questions went as …

One Earth, Two Social Fields

Dallas, Ferguson, Nice. Turkey, Trump & Brexit. The simultaneous rise of global terrorism, of authoritarian strongmen and the far-right are the twin faces of our current moment. Even though Trump-type politicians and terrorism pretend to fight each other, on a deeper level they feed off each other. …

Turing: The Myth of the Heroic Soloist

If you believe what you see in the film <i>The Imitation Game</i>, Alan Turing singlehandedly broke the code on Nazi Germany's Enigma machine against the active or passive opposition of numerous dull, obstructive bureaucrats. A loner from the start, only Turing had the intellect and imagination that lesser …

The influential Nobel laureate's work is consistently informed by the notion of development as individual freedom<p>In the 1990s, a set of ideas arrived that might best be called human development. This is a tradition of thought that is unashamed to call itself universalist when it comes to the basics …

7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

<b>Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.</b> Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of …

Just Imagining a Workout Can Make You Stronger - Facts So Romantic

I bet when you woke up this morning, even before you opened your eyes, you knew where all of your limbs were. You didn’t have to look at, or try …

Trailblazing Philosopher Susanne Langer on How Our Questions Shape Our Answers and Direct Our Orientation of Mind

“The way a question is asked limits and disposes the ways in which any answer to it — right or wrong — may be given.”<p><i>“To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking,”</i> John Dewey wrote in his increasingly timely 1910 meditation …

Economy for the Common Good with Christian Felber

ECONOMY FOR THE COMMON GOOD

The GGREAT Student Committee (MSc GGE) and the team of "Better Economics UCLU event - 3rd February 2015<p>Diego Isabel<p>The Economy for the Common Good …