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“Better hiring leads to better work environments, less turnover, and more innovation and productivity. When you understand the limitations and pitfalls of the job interview, you improve your chances of hiring the best possible person for your needs.”

— Job Interviews Don’t Work

  • While I wrote this thread for Canada, it applies to a lot of other countries. It’s time to build.

The Knowledge Project

Hannah Fry discusses the role of algorithms on the latest episode:

“The people who have the best chance at long-term success are actually the people who’ve got really low negativity thresholds. They’re the people where if something annoys them, they speak up about it really quickly, immediately and address that situation right there and then. But they do it in a way where the problem is dealt with and then actually you go back to normality. So it’s couples where you’re continually repairing and resolving very, very tiny issues in your relationship. Otherwise, you risk bottling things up and then not saying anything.”

Listen on YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyFS, or purchase a transcript.

READ

I love this short lesson from Jim Collin’s Good to Great:

“Put your best people on your biggest opportunities, not your biggest problems.”

EXPLORE

1.

“Life might be a race against time but it is enriched when we rise above our instincts and stop the clock to process and understand what we are doing and why. A wise decision requires reflection, and reflection requires a pause.”

— Waiting Game

2.

“We might be more inclined to let the flywheel of ecology get spinning and investigate the potential allowances of regenerative agriculture. More generally, perhaps we would begin to see that part of the solution to our planetary crisis lies not in hustle, but in repose. Not in catching the next trans-Atlantic flight to an important conference or meeting, but in staying home, contentedly. Not in buying a new more efficient car, but in leaving the old one parked. Perhaps there are many solutions that do not even occur to us, because they resemble passivity rather than action, and we are so deeply trained to hustle.”

— The Idea of Entropy Has Led Us Astray

3.

“Mozart here demonstrates the paradox that true freedom by its nature requires constraints; his deviations from “correct” form show the composer utterly emancipated, the master of his medium. The whole piece exemplifies what is so winning about these concertos—the collaboration and contest between the colour and power of the orchestra and the virtuosity and expressiveness of the piano, an effect which Mozart here perfects for the first time. The dialogue between the two forces, the way in which ideas are exchanged, shared—or not shared—and even stolen, is exploited with limitless ingenuity and variety through the canon.”

— Mozart’s infinite riches

WHAT I’M THINKING ABOUT

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them.

If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you’re cheating yourself.

Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Breviloquent
brə-VIL-ə-kwent
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-19th century
1

(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words; concise.

Examples of Breviloquent in a sentence

“Usually he was breviloquent, but he went into great detail when describing his favorite book.”

“If you find it hard to be breviloquent, ask someone to edit your paper before submitting it for a grade.”

Bigthink newsletter


Here is your weekly FS Brain Food Newsletter — a timeless signal in a world full of noise.

FS

“Better hiring leads to better work environments, less turnover, and more innovation and productivity. When you understand the limitations and pitfalls of the job interview, you improve your chances of hiring the best possible person for your needs.”

— Job Interviews Don’t Work

  • While I wrote this thread for Canada, it applies to a lot of other countries. It’s time to build.

The Knowledge Project

Hannah Fry discusses the role of algorithms on the latest episode:

“The people who have the best chance at long-term success are actually the people who’ve got really low negativity thresholds. They’re the people where if something annoys them, they speak up about it really quickly, immediately and address that situation right there and then. But they do it in a way where the problem is dealt with and then actually you go back to normality. So it’s couples where you’re continually repairing and resolving very, very tiny issues in your relationship. Otherwise, you risk bottling things up and then not saying anything.”

Listen on YouTubeApple PodcastsSpotifyFS, or purchase a transcript.

READ

I love this short lesson from Jim Collin’s Good to Great:

“Put your best people on your biggest opportunities, not your biggest problems.”

EXPLORE

1.

“Life might be a race against time but it is enriched when we rise above our instincts and stop the clock to process and understand what we are doing and why. A wise decision requires reflection, and reflection requires a pause.”

— Waiting Game

2.

“We might be more inclined to let the flywheel of ecology get spinning and investigate the potential allowances of regenerative agriculture. More generally, perhaps we would begin to see that part of the solution to our planetary crisis lies not in hustle, but in repose. Not in catching the next trans-Atlantic flight to an important conference or meeting, but in staying home, contentedly. Not in buying a new more efficient car, but in leaving the old one parked. Perhaps there are many solutions that do not even occur to us, because they resemble passivity rather than action, and we are so deeply trained to hustle.”

— The Idea of Entropy Has Led Us Astray

3.

“Mozart here demonstrates the paradox that true freedom by its nature requires constraints; his deviations from “correct” form show the composer utterly emancipated, the master of his medium. The whole piece exemplifies what is so winning about these concertos—the collaboration and contest between the colour and power of the orchestra and the virtuosity and expressiveness of the piano, an effect which Mozart here perfects for the first time. The dialogue between the two forces, the way in which ideas are exchanged, shared—or not shared—and even stolen, is exploited with limitless ingenuity and variety through the canon.”

— Mozart’s infinite riches

WHAT I’M THINKING ABOUT

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them.

If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you’re cheating yourself.

Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.

10 surprising facts you didn’t know about India’s tribes; netizens want holiday on World Tribal Day


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New Delhi: Netizens have taken to Twitter urging  Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare World Trib…

Read more at: https://newsable.asianetnews.com/india/kerala-gold-smuggling-case-smuggled-gold-could-be-used-for-financing-of-terrorism-in-india-says-nia-qdeq7q

Undoing the toxic myth of exclusion and scarcity -Seth Godin


Undoing the toxic myth of exclusion and scarcity

It’s easy to believe that excluding a group increases the benefits for those that are doing the excluding. That division and barriers somehow benefit the people who divide and hoard.

That’s true when we’re talking about allocating a truly scarce resource. If you’re on a spaceship that’s headed for Mars, the oxygen you’ve got is all you’ve got. (Unless you have a population with the innovation needed to make more).

But in our modern world, a world built on community, connection and the magic that comes from combining ideas, the opposite is true. When people deprive others of education and opportunity, they’re not helping themselves, they’re depriving themselves of the benefits that would come from what others would end up contributing. We don’t benefit from treating others poorly, we pay for it.

More programmers, more healthy parents, more scientists, more leaders, more passionate artists, more breakthrough designers, more caring health care providers–it doesn’t crowd out anything. It creates more opportunity for everyone.

This is one reason that the faux scarcity of famous colleges is so toxic. Because we don’t have to exclude and sort to help people move forward, yet we do.

If you’ve ever heard a clarinet orchestra perform, you can instantly see how this works. Of course, there are no all-clarinet orchestras, because they don’t sound very good.

 

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
“Life under a good government is rarely dramatic; life under a bad government is always so.” — Oscar Wilde

“Good government is known from bad government by this infallible test: that under the former the labouring people are well fed and well clothed, and under the latter, they are badly fed and badly clothed.” — William Cobbett

10 surprising facts you didn’t know about India’s tribes; netizens want holiday on World Tribal Day


via 10 surprising facts you didn’t know about India’s tribes; netizens want holiday on World Tribal Day

New Delhi: Netizens have taken to Twitter urging  Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare World Trib…

Read more at: https://newsable.asianetnews.com/india/kerala-gold-smuggling-case-smuggled-gold-could-be-used-for-financing-of-terrorism-in-india-says-nia-qdeq7q

United States: Millions in PPP aid given to traffic camera companies linked to corruption scandals


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United States: Millions in PPP aid given to traffic camera companies linked to corruption scandals
Jul 13, 2020 06:00 pm
Companies that contract with major U.S. cities to provide red light and other traffic enforcement cameras reaped millions in taxpayer-funded aid through the Paycheck Protection Program despite alleged involvement in past bribery scandals. Redflex Traffic Systems, an Australian-based company that runs its North American operations from Phoenix, Arizona, received a loan between
Read More  

Brazil: As coronavirus cases explode in Brazil, so do investigations into alleged corruption
Jul 13, 2020 05:30 pm
As Brazil’s coronavirus cases surge by the tens of thousands each day, the country is contending with a parallel outbreak — a flurry of corruption investigations into the alleged misuse of public money rapidly shelled out for Covid-19 emergency procurement. The investigations have reached all levels of government, including three
Read More  

United States: Judge dismisses GM’s bribery lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler
Jul 13, 2020 05:00 pm
A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out General Motors’ lawsuit alleging that Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman wrote that GM’s alleged injuries were not caused by FCA violating federal racketeering laws. He
Read More  

Bulgaria: President calls for Borissov and government to resign amid anti-corruption protests
Jul 13, 2020 04:30 pm
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has called on the government and the prosecutor-general to step down as thousands of citizens gathered in the capital and near a beach on the Black Sea to protest corruption within the nation’s elite. Radev made the comments on July 11 after the Prosecutor-General’s Office conducted
Read More  

China: Former Hebei provincial legislator sentenced to 15 years for bribery
Jul 13, 2020 04:00 pm
Zhang Jiehui, a former legislator of north China’s Hebei Province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for taking bribes. Zhang, a former deputy chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, also had 6 million yuan (about 858,000 U.S. dollars) worth of personal assets
Read More  

Nigeria: Nigeria anti-corruption chief suspended, accused of graft
Jul 13, 2020 03:30 pm
The head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has been suspended from office following corruption allegations against him. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission “in order to allow for an unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel,” according to a
Read More  

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United States: Millions in PPP aid given to traffic camera companies linked to corruption scandals


via United States: Millions in PPP aid given to traffic camera companies linked to corruption scandals

Ethical Alliance Daily News

United States: Millions in PPP aid given to traffic camera companies linked to corruption scandals
Jul 13, 2020 06:00 pm
Companies that contract with major U.S. cities to provide red light and other traffic enforcement cameras reaped millions in taxpayer-funded aid through the Paycheck Protection Program despite alleged involvement in past bribery scandals. Redflex Traffic Systems, an Australian-based company that runs its North American operations from Phoenix, Arizona, received a loan between
Read More  

Brazil: As coronavirus cases explode in Brazil, so do investigations into alleged corruption
Jul 13, 2020 05:30 pm
As Brazil’s coronavirus cases surge by the tens of thousands each day, the country is contending with a parallel outbreak — a flurry of corruption investigations into the alleged misuse of public money rapidly shelled out for Covid-19 emergency procurement. The investigations have reached all levels of government, including three
Read More  

United States: Judge dismisses GM’s bribery lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler
Jul 13, 2020 05:00 pm
A federal judge in Detroit has tossed out General Motors’ lawsuit alleging that Fiat Chrysler paid off union leaders to get better contract terms than GM. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman wrote that GM’s alleged injuries were not caused by FCA violating federal racketeering laws. He
Read More  

Bulgaria: President calls for Borissov and government to resign amid anti-corruption protests
Jul 13, 2020 04:30 pm
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has called on the government and the prosecutor-general to step down as thousands of citizens gathered in the capital and near a beach on the Black Sea to protest corruption within the nation’s elite. Radev made the comments on July 11 after the Prosecutor-General’s Office conducted
Read More  

China: Former Hebei provincial legislator sentenced to 15 years for bribery
Jul 13, 2020 04:00 pm
Zhang Jiehui, a former legislator of north China’s Hebei Province, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for taking bribes. Zhang, a former deputy chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, also had 6 million yuan (about 858,000 U.S. dollars) worth of personal assets
Read More  

Nigeria: Nigeria anti-corruption chief suspended, accused of graft
Jul 13, 2020 03:30 pm
The head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has been suspended from office following corruption allegations against him. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission “in order to allow for an unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel,” according to a
Read More  

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6. Shark Awareness Day – 14th July


Shark Awareness Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day aims to bring awareness to the ways in which sharks are exploited and to bust myths about how dangerous they actually are.

Content marketing ideas:    

  • Listicle idea: X Illegal items that are made from sharks
  • Infographic idea: X Unusual types of sharks you might not have known about
  • Video idea: Here’s why the great white shark is feared
  • Podcast idea: Here’s what you should know before you dive among sharks

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by What If explores a situation where megalodon sharks – thought to be twice the size of T-Rex – never went extinct.