Comparing France and US Systems: NYT Opinionators Wear Blinkers (via @gassee )

The Stephens piece was brought to me by a learned friend who also pointed to a December 5th David Brooks opinion piece titled I Was Once a Socialist. Then I Saw How It Worked. Just like his conservative colleague, David Brooks believes in the superiority of the capitalist, free market system and points to the [...]

Amateurs vs. Professionals (also via @samuelgil )

Origen: Farnam Street blog – The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water? The answer is complicated and likely multifaceted. One aspect is mindset—specifically, the difference between amateurs and professionals. Most of us [...]

The Morals That Determine Whether We’re Liberal, Conservative, or Libertarian (@openculture via @aeonmag)

Ditto identifies five broad, universal moral categories, or “pillars,” that predict political thought and behavior: harm reduction fairness loyalty authority/tradition & purity Original: The Morals That Determine Whether We’re Liberal, Conservative, or Libertarian These concerns receive different weighting between self-identified liberals and conservatives in surveys, with liberals valuing harm reduction and fairness highly and generally overlooking [...]

£1 million in new investments, the exciting business of arts & culture –  by @artsculturefin via @Nesta_UK

Nearly £1 million invested across 5 innovative organisations by Arts & Culture Finance latest investment round. Origen: £1 million in new investments - the exciting business of arts & culture | Nesta two insights come to mind: We tend to think of arts & culture in, well, arts & culture terms. We seldom stop to [...]

Why You Need To Develop A Growth Mindset

…a person’s true potential is unknown (and unknowable)… For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value. Believing that your qualities are [...]

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