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The One Thing That Makes The Difference: Responsibility
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The One Thing That Makes The Difference: Responsibility
by +Walter H Groth / THE FLOAD Inc. - Medium.com
#jobsearch   #employment   #criticalthinking  

Kicking off 2016 the one thing that came to my mind was ‘Responsibility’. It seems to me that ‘Responsibility’ is something we like to see from others, yet not so much from ourselves.

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Sanders Has a Point: What Good Are Private Insurers?
By Christopher Flavelle - Bloomberg View
#healthinsurance

When I was a university student in Canada, I heard an economics professor explain the difference between U.S. and Canadian health care in a way that went something like this: Most U.S. hospitals have rooms full of staff whose only job is to trade paperwork with private insurance companies. The cost of that staff gets added to everyone's bill.

A Canadian hospital, by contrast, might have a handful of people with that job -- but mostly for when an American tourist breaks a leg skiing or gets too close to a moose. The government pays for Canadian patients' care; there are no claim forms necessary, no contracts to negotiate. Leave aside lower spending and greater access, the whole thing is just easier.

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Ten Increasingly Meaningless Words That Investors Should Avoid in 2016
by Andrew Cave - Forbes
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What’s a rumor? What Wall Street likes to call a fact. A regulator? A bureaucrat who “attempts to stop rampaging elephants by brandishing feather dusters at them”. Or a stock market? “A chaotic hive of millions of people who over-pay for hope and under-pay for value”.


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What’s a rumor? What Wall Street likes to call a fact. A regulator? A bureaucrat who “attempts to stop rampaging elephants by brandishing feather dusters at them”. Or a stock market? “A chaotic hive of millions of people who over-pay for hope and under-pay for value”. Jason Zweig may be most [...]
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Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rule – Lies Are the New Truth (HBO)
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"That's so great about Facebook (and other virtual social networks): you don't tell lies, you just share them."

The internet, thought to be the information super highway, has become bullshit boulevard.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson fires back at B.o.B with epic mic drop
By Lauren Said-Moorhouse - CNN
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(CNN)It's the story that just keeps on giving. First, rapper B.o.B launched into an incredibly bizarre Twitter rant insisting that the Earth is flat and we've all been lied to.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson felt compelled to politely point out the scientific inaccuracies in B.o.B.'s argument. In response, the rapper released a diss track, "Flatline" in which he compared himself to Malcolm X.

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It's the story that just keeps on giving. The flat Earth beef between rapper B.o.B and Neil deGrasse Tyson just stepped up a notch.
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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature
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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature
by byJeffrey Pfeffer - McKinsey & Company
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The almost insatiable demand for leadership studies is a natural outgrowth of the all-too-frequent leadership failures in government, business, and nonprofits. Few people trust their leaders, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer surveys, among others. Gallup data show low levels of employee engagement worldwide, while the Conference Board finds job satisfaction at a low ebb and executive tenures decreasing. Other research consistently indicates that companies give their own leadership-development efforts low marks. Leaders aren’t doing a good job for themselves or their workplaces, and things don’t seem to be improving.

This consuming interest in leadership and how to make it better has spawned a plethora of books, blogs, TED talks, and commentary. Unfortunately, these materials are often wonderfully disconnected from organizational reality and, as a consequence, useless for sparking improvement. Maybe that’s one reason the enormous resources invested in leadership development have produced so few results. Estimates of the amount spent on it range from $14 billion to $50 billion a year in the United States alone.

About the author

Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, is the author of 14 books. This article is adapted from his most recent book, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time (HarperCollins, 2015).


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Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Four Reasons Why You've Got A Rotten Job -- Or No Job At All
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Four Reasons Why You've Got A Rotten Job -- Or No Job At All
by Steve Denning - Forbes
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Let’s face it. Your job is not what you hoped it would be. And you’re not alone. Only one in five people is fully engaged in his or her work and even fewer are truly passionate. And come to think of it, you’re one of the lucky ones: millions are now finding it hard to land jobs or gigs that cover their needs. So what’s gone wrong?

Last week, the Innovation for Jobs ECO Summit in the heart of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, California (January 28-29, 2016), led by David Nordfors and Vint Cerf, explored an amazing array of issues and possible solutions.

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Life is Poker, and it’s Your Turn to Play
by Diego Oliveira Sánchez - Medium.com
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In summer 2012 I won enough money playing poker online to finance my last year at university. Countless hours of research, hard work, and dedication were necessary to earn sufficient cash. However, the real value of playing poker came in the invaluable life lessons it taught me.

Life is like poker in many regards. In both there are risks, and in both you can win or lose. No outcome is guaranteed, but the potential rewards are immense, almost limitless — for those who know how to play.

Both poker and life are games of skill. Short term, anyone can get lucky and win one game. However, those who play better get the top rewards long term. That’s why the same experts win the big tournaments year after year.

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Winning at poker taught me how to tackle some of the tough challenges of life — where conventional wisdom is often wrong…
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Apple Has Wasted Billions on Buybacks
by Shawn Tully - Fortune
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While Steve Jobs' concern were the customers, Tim Cook seems to be more interested in pleasing the shareholders.
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The supposed advantages of buybacks are basic: They return money to investors, tax-free. When a company buys its own stock, it reduces the overall number of shares outstanding. That raises earnings-per-share, and all other things being equal, the stock price, making shareholders richer. Put simply, the folks who own Apple get a bigger share of the Apple pie, courtesy of the constantly shrinking count of shares outstanding.

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Switzerland might be ending banking as we know it
by Jason Voss, CFA, CFA Institute - Business Insider
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I can pretty much guarantee you that the biggest story not being covered in the traditional business press right now is that Switzerland is holding a referendum later this year to consider ending fractional reserve banking (!).

Yes, you read that correctly. That paragon of the banking industry is voting on whether to deconstruct banking as it has been practiced for centuries.

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11 experts at Davos on the future of work
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11 experts at Davos on the future of work
by Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content - World Economic Forum
#futureofwork #employment #hiring

“The current system feels broken,” said Jonas Prising, CEO of ManpowerGroup, discussing the state of the labour market. “We see high unemployment with unfilled jobs, rising productivity with stagnant wages, and economic recovery with declining upward mobility.”

“Sixty percent of people now live in countries with stagnant or shrinking workforces,” he said.

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The future of work has been a hot topic for discussion in Davos. Here’s our line-up of what the experts are saying about it.
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Europe: When Reason Is Subdued By Emotion
by +Walter H Groth / Clear-cut Thoughts - Medium.com
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There is only one thing worse than making no decision at all: making a decision out of an emotional impulse. That can be fear, anger, sadness, disgust, joy, etc. Unfortunately emotions are often so strong that they easily override reason. One needs to have an elevated sense of self awareness to catch that before a potential damage is inflicted. That self awareness is one of the key ingredients that distinguishes leaders from the rest.

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Entrepreneur, Coach, Consultant, Founder and Principal at 42 Lead™ and THE FLOAD™
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Consulting and coaching / The Art of Leadership / Strategy / The Art of Communication / Automotive (24 years of professional experience)
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Leaders are born, then made
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, Entrepreneur, Leader, Thinker

Whatever I do I believe that life at large is a beautiful and exciting adventure, worthwhile enjoying every moment of it. I believe in having a dream and making it come true. I believe that each challenge holds within opportunity and you need to be aware of it. I believe that, when you want to reach what is really possible, you have to strive for the impossible and “boldly go where no one else has gone before”. I believe in an optimistic approach to life.

Mountain climber. skydiver, scuba diver

Engaging in activities like mountain climbing, skydiving, and scuba diving, got me to leave my comfort zone and striving to reach the magic of the unknown territory. These often humbling experiences taught me how to handle the ‘black swans’, the unexpected adversities, when reaching for the stars.

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I am always looking for new and challenging experiences and going beyond my perceived boundaries. I love to immerse myself in the fields of science and technology, the art of communication, and also exploring the latest discoveries and looking for new and innovative ways to make sense of all that. I love learning, knowing, and understanding the needs people have in different countries with different cultural backgrounds.

Having lived part of my life in different countries and being exposed to their culture rewarded me with invaluable insights into human interaction. To me, beautiful design is the communicator between technology and human beings; technology meeting people where they are. I just love the space, where technology meets communication, creating a remarkable and lasting experience.


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No need for bragging. Not my style.
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