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A Team Should Build the Most Impactful Parts of Its Software

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Publicly available solutions are ubiquitous. These products can fill a team’s need so well that it is tempted to build its software from a mélange of packages sown together.  A mishmash of libraries is...
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Leadership or Fascism – the Fictional Story of Organization

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Stories are important for the survival of our species as they help us find meaning in life and help us find a way to organize for shared objectives. Harari in his book “21 Lessons...
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What would it take for a robot to lie when asked by a human?

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Big lies, little lies and lies of omission play an essential role in society. Without occasionally concealing our true opinions about people around us, we could never be able to create lasting social bonds....
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We Are All in a Boat, But Not in the Same Boat

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What can we learn from the crisis , and how can we come stronger out of the corona crisis? "We are all in the same boat now." - Yes, that is partly true: We are in a boat, or on a ship. We...
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The Serious Failures of Current Socio-Economic Systems

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I don’t care a particular amount about any current Socio-economic System be it Capitalism, Socialism, Communism or whatever. They all seem somewhat flawed and none take into account all the things that would attract...
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The Poison Killing Your Company Could Save it

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Is pessimism killing your company’s work ethic? You should be able to answer this question pretty quickly. If the following phrases are abundant in your workspace, it’s likely that your leadership doesn’t know how to properly...
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Critically, Identity is a given Trait trivial to Personal Preference

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The Clash between who we are and how we Label ourselves: ‘Identity Crisis.’ Human Trait is a distinguishing characteristic; some are related to genetically determined elements, and others typically pertain to environmental factors such as cultural...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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A Simple Philosophy to Unlock Results

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu_8mrYtWlY “You either progress, or you momentarily stay where you are until you progress but you can’t fail”. This is a quote from Paddy Brosnan from our podcast This Works. Paddy is a mindfulness and...
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Innovation in Nature: a life history strategy approach to change your business

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It’s time to ask nature how to keep pace with the change. Amplified by the pandemic, the digital dare is creating new winners and losers as we speak. From reimagining our lives to reassessing...
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SXSW: Will AI eventually self-supervise and determine its own ethics?

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This is what Hanson Robotics and others had to say at SXSW. Not long ago, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to Sophia the humanoid robot. This made Sophia the world’s first robot to become a citizen...
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Social Aspects of a Plague (Corona Virus)

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When we speak about the virus plague, we usually focus on the practical points of: how to stop it, how to protect yourself from it, etc. I would like to add another aspect to...
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Admit when you’re wrong.

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Great leadership requires a solid foundation of self-esteem. It’s not the ones that are always wrong that we need to be worried about, it’s the ones that believe they never can be. Believing what you say,...
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Networking: Who Buys if Everyone Sells?

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Networking in the Digital Age is alive and well. While Björn Luciano Salsone makes a living as a digital leader, he is a fierce proponent of face-to-face interaction and its benefits. Salsone is an entrepreneur...
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Common Substance of Art, Science, and Dreams

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“There is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Powerful and infinite are human dreams. This metaphysical world of ideas is probably the most enduring and exists beyond limited technical possibilities, natural catastrophes, and human...
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Rogue genome editing twists DNA ethics

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Genome editing is on the cutting edge of science. It’s also morally questionable and possibly illegal in many jurisdictions. Despite that, a Chinese scientist announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to...
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Why Ethical AI is a Prerequisite for “True” AGI

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That is the conclusion we have drawn from the current research and development for our radically-new, AI-enhanced technology, a DApp called DECENTR. An interesting article on the subject of “ethical AI” saw one expert concluding that: “A critical...
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Is This The Real Life?

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“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” once sang Freddie Mercury, now we say; “Alexa play Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Prior to the age of electricity, only real experience was possible. However, during the...
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What Would Government’s Place in a Free World Look Like Anyway?

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Political science arguments aside, discussions surrounding the role of government are critical more than ever. Politicians, economists, and policy makers have long argued the role of government and the rights rulers have over their...
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How to Get People to Really Listen to You

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There’s no magic 5 step formula. That might not be what you want to hear right now but trust me in the long run it’s easier to accept that life is nuanced and has...