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  • Motivation by Inspiration: Doreen Lorenzo on Empathetic Leadership Innovation | July 31, 2015 Motivation by Inspiration: Doreen Lorenzo on Empathetic Leadership

    — Traditional wisdom relates business success with a dog-eat-dog, take-no-prisoners style of leadership. But in “Leading, the Inside Game,” leadership speaker Doreen Lorenzo makes a compelling case for soft skills—empathy, humour, and patience—as "the very things that could turn an average leader into a true...

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  • Internet of Things Expert David Rose Talks Enchantment in <em>The Guardian</em> Digital and Social Media | July 30, 2015 Internet of Things Expert David Rose Talks Enchantment in The Guardian

    — In an interview with The Guardian, David Rose—preeminent speaker on the Internet of Things—claims that our interactions with technology are “undergoing a giant shift.” This change is being fueled by a very basic human desire for wonder and enchantment—and could mean the end of the smartphone...

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  • Surprising Truths About Human Behavior: Eric Klinenberg Talks to <em>Fast Company</em> Science | July 28, 2015 Surprising Truths About Human Behavior: Eric Klinenberg Talks to Fast Company

    — Renowned NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg recently spoke with Fast Company about Modern Romance—his #3 New York Times bestseller and hilarious collaboration with Aziz Ansari. The book studies human behavior in the age of online dating, touching on the new and varied ways people communicate...

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  • Heart of the Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s <em> Between the World and Me </em> Is a #1<em> NYT</em> Bestseller Diversity | July 28, 2015 Heart of the Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me Is a #1 NYT Bestseller

    Ta-Nehisi Coates’s revelatory memoir on institutional racism, Between the World and Me has debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers List at #1. “It is the book everyone is talking about right now,” says The New Yorker’s David Remnick, “and for good reason.” With its fingers on...

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  • Changing the World With Science: Scott Barry Kaufman, Nina Tandon, Hugh Herr Science | July 21, 2015 Changing the World With Science: Scott Barry Kaufman, Nina Tandon, Hugh Herr

    — "Scientists who ask the right questions at the right time can make history and change the world," writes Business Insider. The publication has complied a new list of 50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world, from human happiness, evolutionary biology, neutrino physics, biotechnology, archeology, and more....

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  • An Instant Classic, Even Sooner: Ta-Nehisi Coates's New Book on Race Gets Bumped Up Diversity | July 14, 2015 An Instant Classic, Even Sooner: Ta-Nehisi Coates's New Book on Race Gets Bumped Up

    — Demand for Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book is so great that the publisher, in a rare move, pushed up its release date. Between the World and Me—a slim but powerful book on race and America—hit bookstores today, two months sooner than planned. A surge in interest, the timely topic, and a confluence of other factors, including praise from John Legend, New Yorker editor David Remnick, and Nobel Laureate Toni...

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