Noam Chomsky on Being Truly Educated

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Noam Chomsky on being truly educated:

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Function Is Never an Excuse for a Dysfunctional Organisation →

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Seth Godin:

And, person by person, trait by trait, we build a broken organization because we believe that function trumps cooperation, inspiration and care.

Until it doesn’t, and then, all we’ve got left is a mess.

Amazing organizations are all about people. We need to be unashamedly humanistic in our approach to organisational life.

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That Reminds Me of a Story

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Celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, and systems theorist Gregory Bateson: There is a story which I have used before and shall use again: A man wanted to know about mind, not in nature, but in his private large computer. He asked it (no doubt in his best Fortran), ‘Do you compute that you will ever think like a human being?’ The machine then set to work to analyse its own computational hab…  
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How Empathy Can Change the World

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Cultural thinker and writer Roman Krznaric, argues that empathy is a powerful tool for transforming and improving societies on a mass scale.

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The Neverending Story of Personal Storytelling →

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Cynthia Kurtz:

I’ve been waiting a long time to write this essay. I thought of it four or five years ago when I was writing a series of posts about natural storytelling. I never wrote the essay because other projects got in the way, but it has been at the back of my mind all this time. I’m excited to finally bring these thoughts to you.

It was well worth the wait. There are so many gems in this essay that looks deeply into The Neverending Story and what it has to say about storytelling. It’s quite a long read, but well worth the effort. A must-read for anyone who works with stories.

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