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John Hagel
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John Hagel 11h
Replying to @meedabyte
The power of pull!!
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John Hagel 20h
Do you want your children to become life-long readers? There's a lot you can do as a parent to help encourage that
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John Hagel 20h
Perhaps it's time to re-discover two lost classics written by women about a future that foreshadows our present and that inspired some of the ideas in Brave New World and 1984
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John Hagel 21h
Perhaps we all need to become flaneurs (inspiration from 19th century Paris) - engaging in charmingly subversive acts, a refusal to be swayed by the vagaries of the moment while committing to investigating the trends and events rather than ignoring them
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John Hagel 21h
Aided by modern computer algorithms, a research team mapped roughly 7,000 neural connections of both sexes of a microscopic worm, while landmarking all synaptic locations. It's the first time we’ve been able to trace the entirety of the brain of a species
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John Hagel Sep 18
The brains of dogs are shaped by what we bred them to do
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John Hagel Sep 18
Our metaphor-making brains are unique in the animal kingdom. But clearly we are dealing with a double-edged sword. We can dull the edge that demonizes, and sharpen the one that urges us to good acts
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John Hagel Sep 18
People who walk on both legs rely on constant feedback between their nerves and their brain. But people using a prosthesis don’t have this brain-foot loop. A new bionic prosthesis makes it easier for amputees to walk by letting them “feel” surfaces again
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John Hagel Sep 18
Our metabolome receives its instructions from DNA. The metabolome provides an entire ecosystem of information carriers with much more information density than the original content. That’s the source of the metabolome’s superior data-storing power
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John Hagel Sep 17
Another of my talks at Singularity Summits around the world - covering the imperatives of redefining strategy, reframing innovation and re-thinking transformation so that we can move from mounting performance pressure to exponentially expanding opportunity
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John Hagel Sep 17
More wisdom from the past: how a scientific attempt to demystify Buddhist meditation yielded astounding results
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John Hagel Sep 17
Wisdom from Chris Argyris almost 30 years ago: those that many assume to be the best at learning are, in fact, not very good at it: the well-educated, high-powered, high-commitment professionals who occupy key leadership positions in the modern corporation
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John Hagel Sep 17
Researchers seem to agree that new forests would offset much of our cumulative carbon emissions—still an impressive feat as the target of keeping global warming this century at under 1.5 degrees Celsius becomes harder and harder to reach
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John Hagel Sep 16
“In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.” - Wisdom from Oliver Sacks
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John Hagel Sep 16
Maybe the key to solving more of our problems is to foster a lot more collisions
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John Hagel Sep 16
AI can pass standardized tests - but it would fail preschool. Sure, an AI aced an eighth-grade science test, but the method it used highlights its lack of common sense or anything resembling human understanding - perspective from
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John Hagel Sep 16
Poker is a powerful combination of strategy and intuition, something that’s made it the most iconic of card games and devilishly difficult for machines to master. Now an AI has beat top professionals in a multiplayer version of the game for the first time
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John Hagel Sep 15
We all should find ways to play on the edge . . . at any age!
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John Hagel Sep 15
Excellent rebuttal to a recent New York Times opinion piece arguing you should not approach work as your passion but as your duty. However, a lot more effort should be made to clarify what we mean by passion
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John Hagel Sep 15
Combining supply chain expertise and 3D printers to point the way to the digital future - an interesting exploration of how technology is altering how and where we make things and creating opportunities for learning
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