nathanrobertson

340 Flips | 25 Magazines | 2 Likes | 9 Following | 23 Followers | @nathanrobertson | Keep up with nathanrobertson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “nathanrobertson”

These Terrifying Photos of Weather-Related Chaos Show Earth’s Climate Crisis First Hand

The earth is on fire. It's also flooding. And hot. And very dry.<p>One product of our surreal age is that the all-consuming maelstrom of news swirling out of Washington, D.C.—or wherever else the president is at any given moment—has essentially buried the fact that the world is on fire. No, really. …

Floods

We Should Probably Pay Attention to the Fire Tornado

Also, to the fact that the Great Chinese Climate Hoax is making wildfires bigger and badder all over the world.<p>Those crafty Chinese climate hoaxsters have been at it again. Last week, there were wildfires in Greece that got so bad that people were jumping into the ocean for safety. There are now …

Weather

How Consultants Project Expertise and Learn at the Same Time

Young management consultants may be novices, but they’re sold as experts. Conversely, even experienced consultants, who legitimately present themselves as experts, still feel like novices when they embark on a new project.<p>The challenge with effective consulting is that it depends on in-depth …

Management

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it.<p><i>This story was published in the August 2015 issue of Esquire.</i><p><b>The incident was small, but Jason Box</b> doesn't want to talk about it. He's been skittish about the media since it …

Climate Change

Microbrewery launches win-your-weight-in-beer 5K

“Worth its weight in beer” might be an apt slogan for the Shawn & Ed 5K Beer Run, the first iteration of which was held on a beautiful evening last …

Beer

Sustainable Business Strategy - HBX - Harvard Business School

Business leaders can change the world. Will you?<p>Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our …

Social Innovation - Reports - World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation, an advisory body comprised of leading practitioners, thought leaders and …

The Most Inspiring Running Stories of All Time

Need motivation? Check out some of the best features we’ve ever published.<p>1 of 50<p>Bret, Unbroken<p>By Steve Friedman (June 2013)<p>His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up …

Marathons

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century? Focus on Community.

How Can Cities Succeed in the 21st Century?<p>Enterprising workers are moving to cities in droves. But as economic forces threaten to pull us apart, transforming work and life as we know it, we must embrace community and pave the way for a rising generation of entrepreneurs.<p>Illustrations by Doug John …

Terry Crews Gave an Incredibly Honest Testimony Before the Senate About Sexual Assault

He spoke in support of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.<p>This Tuesday,actor Terry Crews sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, retelling his own story in an impassioned and honest speech. Crews' testimony comes at a time …

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

The King of Pain

<b>IT IS THE FIRST WEEKEND OF OCTOBER</b>, an overcast, chilly day, and one of the most accomplished and confused long-distance runners in the world is preparing to run in circles for 24 hours. He wants to discover who he is.<p>There is a fat man at the starting line, and a violently limping woman with what …

Running

The Death of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital …

Antarctica is screwed and so are we

A series of new research papers published about the frozen continent reveal that what protected it in the past won’t protect it in the future.<p>Buckle …

I Was Addicted to Running High. It Almost Cost Me.

Getting stoned out of my mind made me a monster marathon runner, but not invincible.<p>It’s a blistering hot morning in downtown Denver, and I’m running as fast as I can. Harry Nilsson's “Jump Into the Fire” is playing at full volume on my headphones as I dodge traffic, turn cartwheels, and leap over …

The GDP myth: The planet's measure for economic growth is deeply flawed and outdated

Just as it has every three months for the past six decades, next week the Australian Bureau of Statistics will unleash a torrent of numbers that make …

Millennials aren't entitled. It's employers that need to change.

You've seen the headlines. Millennials are "entitled" at work. We're the "Me Me Me Generation," and, apparently, we want "success on a plate." But, …

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that …

The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon

What extreme athletes can—and can’t—tell us about human endurance<p>Of all the things that could have broken Scott Jurek on a 2,189-mile run, it was a small tree root that crushed his spirit. He was 38 days into an attempt to beat the speed record for completing the full length of the Appalachian …

Major investors want the oil industry to take responsibility for "all its emissions"

Over the next few weeks, many oil companies will hold their annual shareholder meetings. It should be a time of celebration: crude oil is at a 4-year high and almost every oil company has made a decent profit in the last year.<p>But dark clouds loom. In recent years, activist shareholders have used …

Oil & Gas Industry

How vulnerability became sport's winning weapon

It is a Thursday morning during the Victorian school holidays, and the semi-rural grounds of Geelong Grammar School are deserted but for the luxe new …

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “moats are lame” during the company’s earnings call last week, he was calling out Warren Buffett, the chair of Berkshire Hathaway, who uses “moat” to describe barriers to imitation that stave off competition. “If your only defense against invading armies is a …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

The Lie That Perfectionists Tell Themselves

Many of us hold principles that keep us from pursuing a more productive lifestyle.<p>For example, one of the most common ones is the belief that increasing productivity, or getting the most out of your time, will decrease the quality of your work, or your ability to do tasks perfectly. In the online …

Top athletes struggle to adjust away from limelight – more should be done for them

For all the headlines about Britain’s fine performance at the games – not least, if you will forgive me, the athletes from the University of Stirling …

Be Opposing Like Tinder And The Barkley Marathons To Differentiate In Business

<i>This is the sixth post in a series on differentiation</i><p>The first post in this series introduced the F.L.A.W.S.O.M. matrix and the cornerstone concept of Flaunting. The second post tackled Lopsiding. The third post examined Antagonizing. The fourth post covered the strategy of Withholding. The fifth …

Pushing Through the Pain Cave

At mile 30 of the Bear 100 Mile Endurance Run, Luke Nelson struggled to focus as he moved along the beautiful, but difficult course. AThe post …

London Marathon Leads to 89% Drop in Air Pollution

Global Action Plan, a non-profit organization dedicated to tackling "throw away culture" and the impact it has on humans and the planet, discovered …

This Unlikely Ultramarathoner Is Fueled by Science, Obsession, and a Love of the Struggle

Winning a 155-mile race is about more than speed.<p>On a spring day in 2010, Zandy Mangold lay sprawled beneath the rear lift gate of a 4x4, the only shade he could find in this stretch of the outback. As his head throbbed, he fought back bouts of nausea. He pressed his shoulders flat against the …

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Donald Trump