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Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

 

What if your job didn’t control your life?

Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to).

It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.

Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?

 

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Human Sexuality is Complicated…

How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender…and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior.

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Songwriting with Pat Pattison at Berklee

I just signed up for two song writing classes taught at Berklee. They are free. The course below starts in 5 days. You don’t have to read music or play an instrument for this class. Works for me. “Yay!” he says as he jumps off the cliff hoping to learn how to fly as he is falling.

More about that course at: https://www.coursera.org/course/songwriting

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Are We Ready For the Coming ‘Age of Abundance?’ – Dr. Michio Kaku (Full) .

June 27, 2011

Dr. Michio Kaku discussing economics, technology, and the future full video of conference/discussion.

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To This Day Project – Shane Koyczan

Dozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project at http://www.tothisdayproject.com

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This Is How Your Brain Works

There’s fast thinking and there’s slow thinking, and if your consciousness mistakes one system for the other, you might come to the wrong conclusions. Still, if we didn’t use fast thinking, we’d waste an awful lot of time figuring out the world around us. AsapSCIENCE quickly explains the difference between the two.

via Neatorama

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Bobcat Goldthwaite commencement address: don’t be afraid to quit, success is overrated

Bobcat Goldthwaite’s 2009 Commencement address to Hampshire College, in which he exhorts his listeners to abandon success and never stop quitting (and then he says that doing this made him happy and successful)

Via Boing Boing

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Bonderman 15th Anniversary

Established in 1995, the Bonderman Travel Fellowship supports UW graduate students and UW undergraduate students in the Honors Program on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and that take them to at least two different regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects, or research.

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