Monthly Archives: March 2015

Books

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision *by Physicist Fritjof Capra, Ph.d* 510 pp. (2014) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1107011361/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7gwgvb0XGTXC4 Source: http://www.pinterest.com • Identification of cognition (knowledge) with Life-itself. Cognition is the phenomena of self-generation/perpetuation of living-networks (Autopoesis). Interactions of a living-organism with … Continue reading

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Squads, Tribes, Guilds and Agile Organisations

I was really great to be able to catch up with our great friend Fritjof Capra these last couple of weeks while he was here in São Paulo. This year Fritjof has been developing a new and extremely ex… Source: … Continue reading

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Everything Is Accelerated (5 Pictures, 500 Words)

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential…….. we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate)[i].Law of Accelerating ReturnsRay … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Economy and end of the inherent vs instrumental value conflict in education

‘The Knowledge Economy is the future of the world economy,’ professional services firm Deloitte announced in their report of February last year. What is a ‘knowledge economy’? Safe to say we do not… Source: http://www.carlgombrich.org See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.The 52-46 vote Source: http://www.reuters.com Senate passes balanced budget for a stronger America … Continue reading

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What are some of the biggest lies ever told?

Answer by Abhishek Sharma: "Money is not the most important thing in life" What are some of the biggest lies ever told?

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Apple boss Tim Cook ‘to donate millions’ to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies. Source: http://www.bbc.com Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. says he’ll give-away at least 50% of his $800,000,000 ($800 mil) … Continue reading

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Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

Ted Cruz ‘without a doubt among the smartest-students I’ve ever had; a terrific student, always active in class, presenting a libertarian-point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian; brilliant-insights; among the top students, as … Continue reading

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Senate up after GOP-led House passes conservative budget to erase red ink, cut trillions

The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade by cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, and … Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com Defense-hawks in the Senate are calling for … Continue reading

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House Passes $3.8 Trillion Fiscal 2016 GOP Budget

The House passed a budget for fiscal year 2016 on Wednesday, notching a victory for the chamber’s embattled Republican leaders. Source: http://www.wsj.com House Republicans say the balanced-budget for a strong-America will erase the federal-deficit and cut federal-spending by $5,500,000,000,000 (-$5.5 tril) … Continue reading

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Is poker a noble profession?

Requires discipline, dedication, focus (and motivation). Note that the game is based on manipulation + the art of deception by it’s nature, and exploitation. (whereas a Game theory-optimal (‘G.T.O.’) approach + experience nearly solves this). Answer by Lina Wang (Macao, China): … Continue reading

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What are the best private wealth management firms for a family with $10-$30 million to invest?

http://www.fidelity.com  http://www.dough.com  www.ally.com Individuals ought to maintain their own oversight over their portfolios rather than exclusively outsourcing (hiring) management firms. Answer by Nate Anderson: I’ve consulted for registered investment advisors (“RIAs”) and have had the opportunity to see the business practices … Continue reading

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What problems do billionaires tend to have?

Answer by Don Dye: Getting non-billionaires to shut up and do what the billionaires want. What problems do billionaires tend to have?

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What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?

• The more you try battle an evil the more-likely you will end up as a preparatory of the same evil. • An absolute-stranger who has no idea about you is by far the most helpful person in your life … Continue reading

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How music helps resolve our deepest inner conflicts

Music may help us cope with cognitive-dissonance; apparently contradictory (and sometimes overwhelming) information; research shows people spend more time with (trying to solve) challenging and complex problems when listening to music (and are more apt to give-up or quit without … Continue reading

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Cruz says he’s raised $1M since launching bid

“Our campaign is based on courageous conservatives across this country,” Cruz said. Source: thehill.com ‘In the 1rst day, we raised over $1,000,000 ($1 mil+). In one day.’ – Ted Cruz www.tedcruz.org See on Scoop.it – iLife

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The Trials And Triumphs Of Heidi Cruz

Ted and Heidi Cruz have always had big ambitions for public service. A decade ago, uprooting her career was a difficult detour. Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com After a few years at J.P. Morgan in New York, Heidi goes to Harvard Business School … Continue reading

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How much longer until the economic system collapses due to too much debt?

Answer by Alex Lightman: Very good question. Just as ships have compartments so that even if one is flooded, the others can be kept free of water, so can the economic system isolate different parts and keep them from creating … Continue reading

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The Hidden Meaning of Synchronicities and Coincidences

God does not play dice with the universe is a famous quote by albert einstein. He understood the hidden meaning of synchronicities and soincidences Source: http://www.thehealersjournal.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Tony Robbins’s Best Advice for Unstoppable Success

Ordinary Americans are still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. Find out what you can do to be successful no matter how hard you’re financially hit. Source: http://www.inc.com ‘You can get rich by screwing someone, but if you’re … Continue reading

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Marijuana prohibition will be ruled unconstitutional in California this month. – ABC Driver Online

Marijuana prohibition will be ruled unconstitutional in California this month. On March 25th to be exact. That’s the date Judge Mueller … Source: abcdriveronline.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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Afghan woman, killed by a mob for a crime she didn’t commit, becomes a rallying point for activists

Farkhunda, an Afghan woman; lay on the ground beneath the flailing, kicking feet of dozens of men. Her face swollen and bright with blood, she tries to stand and, in vain, plead for mercy. Her attackers; who (falsely) accuse her … Continue reading

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The Bad Science of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous and similar 12-step programs penetration is thorough in the ‘recovery’ and ‘rehab’ field; but it is neither the most-effective, nor the best system for dealing with substance and other addictive behaviors; and some core beliefs of A.A. are just … Continue reading

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Portnoy-Sheehan-MacAlpine-Sherinian – A Change Of Season / Acid Rain (from ‘Live In Tokyo’) 2012 – YouTube

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Liquid Tension Experiment – “When the Water Breaks” Live 2008 *HD 1080p* – YouTube

Liquid Tension Experiment performing “When the Water Breaks” live on their reunion tour at the Downey Theatre in Downey, California on June 27th, 2008. This … Source: http://www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it – iLife

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