Category : science

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

697: AoC Toolbox | High Value Conflict Resolution

There's a fine line between pushy and pushover. In this toolbox episode, we learn 10 ways to maintain resolve and stay high value in personal and professional conflict situations. "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiat...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

David vs. Whatsisname

I’m not sure I get the point of the story of David and Goliath. And just for clarity, I’m talking about the biblical story, not the 1970s claymation creep-fest that used to give me morality-based fever dreams. (What the hell is...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Data Scraping

The story of how Cambridge Analytica had scraped Facebook data in its attempt to influence voting behaviour has been reported widely this week. Andrew Steele, a medical researcher at the Crick Institute in London, explains how data mining or scraping...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

The Riddle of Consciousness

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. By Daniel C. Dennett. W.W. Norton, New York, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-393-24207-2. 496 pp. Hardcover, $28.95, Softcover, $18.95. For most of human history, p...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Rock-paper-scissors, granite-clock-idea

I have a soft spot for lamassu. Ten-foot-tall statues of these winged bull-men guarded the entrances to ancient Assyrian palaces. Show me lamassu, or apkallu—human-shaped winged deities—or other reliefs from the Neo-Assyrian capital of Nineveh, and y...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

696: AoC Toolbox | Mental Models and Frameworks

Mental models and frameworks guide the way we make decisions in everyday life -- but what are they, where do we get them, and how can we make sure we're not sticking with outdated defaults? The Cheat Sheet: Mental models are our beliefs about oursel...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Buzz kill

As spring and Brexit loom, Adam Rutherford examines what stance the UK might take on neonicotinoids. The pesticide has been shown to harm bee populations by many scientific studies. Now, the largest report of its kind has put pressure on the EU to vo...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

A poem for Stephen Hawking

Everyone is talking About Stephen Hawking. My good friend Explained how time can end. And clued us in On how time can begin. Always droll, He spoke about a hole: “Now, wait a minute, Jack, A black hole ain’t so black!” Those immorta...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Russian Spy Poisoning

A former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia are in a serious condition after being exposed to a nerve agent on Sunday. The first police officer to attend the scene also remains in hospital. It is being treated as 'a major incident in...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

695: AoC Value Toolbox | Leading with Value

In order to welcome high value people into our lives, we have to make sure we're leading with value ourselves. Here's what we can do to make it happen. The Cheat Sheet: Even the highest value people have bad days where they exhibit low value behavio...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Expectativas divididas

Artículo traducido por Alejandro Borgo, Director del CFI/Argentina. Si estás leyendo esta columna, es porque te has beneficiado con los avances científicos y tecnológicos que han transformado la economí...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Weird Weather?

With many parts of the country seeing large snowfalls we ask what's driving our current weather? What factors need to be in place to create snowfalls, and how do these differ from sleet or frozen rain? And we address the impact of climate change, whi...