Newsletter: Intellifusion: 5 incidents to catch up on.


Friday 22nd October 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days; MIDDLE EAST & ASIA Pakistan The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group has continued to carry out a series of attacks targeting Pakistani security forces in areas … Continue reading Newsletter: Intellifusion: 5 incidents to catch up on.

Congrats! My fav newsletter Brainpickings becomes The Marginalian.


This is an irregular edition — a once-in-a-lifetime transmission, it is fair to say. The weekly email is on its regular pulse-beat and will be alighting to your inbox at the usual time. Becoming the Marginalian: After 15 Years, Brain Pickings Reborn We are born without choosing to, to parents we haven’t chosen, into bodies … Continue reading Congrats! My fav newsletter Brainpickings becomes The Marginalian.

Newsletter: FP Editor’s PIcks.


SPONSORED BY THE MUNK SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 1 Defense hawks. South Korea’s supposedly dovish current administration is raising eyebrows by engaging in a furious arms race. Its manic pace of weapons development shouldn’t be surprising, S. Nathan Park writes. 2 Second persecution. Rohingya refugees in India face deplorable living conditions and are increasingly persecuted for the … Continue reading Newsletter: FP Editor’s PIcks.

Communist robot dreams


Communist robot dreams Tech flourished in communist Bulgaria and so did a body of science fiction asking vital philosophical questions Detail from the cover of Nikola Kesarovski’s 1983 book The Fifth Law of Robotics. Illustration by Hristo Braykov Victor Petrovis a postdoctoral student on the Max Weber programme at the European University Institute near Florence in Italy. … Continue reading Communist robot dreams

Against longtermism


Against longtermism It started as a fringe philosophical theory about humanity’s future. It’s now richly funded and increasingly dangerous Scarecrows keep away migratory birds from the dangers of the tailing ponds created by the exploitation on the tar sands at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Larry Towell/Magnum Phil Torresis a PhD candidate in philosophy at … Continue reading Against longtermism

Music and sex


A song can take you on a journey of ecstatic arousal. Is music imitating sex, inviting it, or something else altogether? https://aeon.co/essays/can-music-give-you-an-orgasm-the-short-answer-is-yes?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0d691568e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_10_18_05_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-0d691568e2-70852355 Whitney Houston performs at the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, November 1987. Photo by Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Michael Spitzer is professor of music at the University of Liverpool in the … Continue reading Music and sex

Sea pilgrim


Immerse in the quiet intensity that accompanies a solo sailor’s life To those of us with access to the comforts that accompany 21st-century living in much of the world – same-day delivery, ceaseless streaming entertainment – it’s not unusual to feel a tug-of-war between the impulse to indulge these conveniences and a desire to escape. … Continue reading Sea pilgrim

Thoreau’s economics: the truly precious costs precious little


John Kaagis the professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute. He is the author of American Philosophy: A Love Story (2016); Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are (2018); and Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life (2018). He lives outside Boston with his wife … Continue reading Thoreau’s economics: the truly precious costs precious little

Why simplicity works


Why simplicity works Does the existence of a multiverse hold the key for why nature’s laws seem so simple? Detail of Measurement of the Earth (Eratosthenes) (1966), by Crockett Johnson. Courtesy Ruth Krauss in memory of Crockett Johnson/NMAH Johnjoe McFaddenis professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey in the UK. His books include Quantum Evolution (2011); Human Nature: Fact … Continue reading Why simplicity works

Leadership Lessons in Creating a SMART Culture of Accountability


Leadership Lessons in Creating a SMART Culture of Accountability Brian Smith, PhDExecutive EducationOctober 22, 2021 Creating accountability for others is accountability itself. However, holding people accountable is often lost on leaders. Before leaders can create a culture of accountability, they need to understand what it means within the confines of their organization. This is due … Continue reading Leadership Lessons in Creating a SMART Culture of Accountability

Quitters are Calling the Shots: Can Your Company Avoid the Great Resignation?


Quitters are Calling the Shots: Can Your Company Avoid the Great Resignation? Debra LopezChief Executive InsightsOctober 22, 2021 Is your business ready for the Great Resignation? What’s In It for Me? Keeping the Talent You Have (and Attracting More) During the Great Resignation “I Quit.” Retaining Talent (and Finding More) During the Great Resignation When … Continue reading Quitters are Calling the Shots: Can Your Company Avoid the Great Resignation?

Five Ways to Be a Radically Decent Business Leader


Five Ways to Be a Radically Decent Business Leader Jeff GarsonC-Suite AgendaOctober 22, 2021 In the last 40 years, business has become the epicenter of our culture, funding most everything else from politics and the media to our religious, educational, and communal/nonprofit organizations. And with this preeminence comes new responsibilities. As business leaders, we can … Continue reading Five Ways to Be a Radically Decent Business Leader

Is AppHarvest the Future of American Farming?


Is AppHarvest the Future of American Farming? Sophie IrelandBusiness TransformationOctober 23, 2021 Morehead, Kentucky isn’t a tourist destination. Nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range, Morehead is a bucolic idyll inhabited by nearly 8,000 locals. But it appears that all of that is quickly about to change. Why? Because Morehead, Kentucky is the … Continue reading Is AppHarvest the Future of American Farming?

20 Quotes to Remind Us to Stop and Rest


While productivity and activity are valued in most cultures, it's important to balance these drives with rest and relaxation. When we rest, we can set aside our ambitions and worries, and restore and renew our bodies and minds. Being active and then inactive is a natural and necessary cycle. Just as a dormant winter leads … Continue reading 20 Quotes to Remind Us to Stop and Rest

Quotes From Magicians on Magic, Illusions, and Mystery


Quotes From Magicians on Magic, Illusions, and Mystery Magic as a performance art — and a tool of charlatans and con men — has been around for centuries. The classic “cups and balls” illusion, in which balls seem to appear and disappear beneath cups, was performed by Roman conjurors in 3 BCE. For hundreds of years, … Continue reading Quotes From Magicians on Magic, Illusions, and Mystery

12 David Attenborough Quotes to Leave You in Awe of the Earth


    Sir David Attenborough’s career as a broadcaster and natural historian has spanned almost 70 years, from the early days of black-and-white film to the age of HD and 3D imagery. His work as a writer and presenter with the BBC Natural History Unit has taken him all over the world, and made him … Continue reading 12 David Attenborough Quotes to Leave You in Awe of the Earth

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is National Boston Cream Pie Day? First dished out in October 1856 at a historic hotel on Boston's Freedom Trail, the Boston Cream Pie was named the official dessert of Massachusetts in 1996. Although it's called a pie, it's actually a cake consisting of two round layers of sponge … Continue reading Did you know…

Art with Intent : by Seth Godin


* Art with intent [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=181580368&f=1081591&c=7981270&u=5102652 ] Art (movies, plays, fiction, paintings, poetry…) exists to create a change. Often, that's a change in the viewer, and sometimes, powerful art changes the culture. Art with no intent can entertain us, and it can also reinforce stereotypes and simply help what is in our world persist. Art with selfish … Continue reading Art with Intent : by Seth Godin