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2015 June

Outsmart Your Own Biases – Business Briefings

I haven’t read this but seemed apropos:)

http://www.audiotech.com/business-briefings/outsmart-your-own-biases/

mike

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2015 June

Shell – Change the World

http://www.makethefuture.shell.com/?cid=display:wp-switchcomp:millenials_makethefuture2015_mtf_banner_300x250_us#!/

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Mike’s response

I loved the grasshopper nachos!

mike

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2015 June

Great Managers Can Fix Broken Performance Management Systems

LeaderWARE @F-L-O-W is being validated every time I turn around;)

How u get those high talent (for the role–fine print most people will miss in the article ūüėȬ†managers¬†and develop them is clearly present in LeaderWARE;)

This year’s retreat will focus on a coaching integration.

DEEP COACHING is fundamental to Performance Management Systems, even when you include and orchestrate self-coaching into the process.

Come join us after Xmas and before New Years for an intense learning experience.

mike

 

Great Managers Can Fix Broken Performance Management Systems

Excellent performance management requires more than metrics. Managers with high talent are key, too.

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2015 June

Britain Headed Back to a Mini Ice Age

Some of us have been on this band wagon for some time…its cost less energy to go from 85 to 70, then from 20-50 to 70…

Sun cycles are by FAR more important than ¬† CO2…animals and humans produce more CO2 than most else…

If we don’t get cooling the methane trapped will cripple the system anyway…nature is smart…

We are focused on the WRONG things as always…IMHO

mike

Britain Headed Back to a Mini Ice Age

by Martin Armstrong

We have been warning that the danger is by no means Global Warming, but Global Cooling. The energy output of the Sun has turned down. Now real scientists are warning that what we have reported is crashing rapidly. The collapse in the energy output of the Sun is so intense, Climate experts are now warning that the […]

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2015 June

AI not replacing, but augmenting, empowering humans | KurzweilAI

“Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years, he said.”

http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-hindu-business-line-ai-not-replacing-but-augmenting-empowering-humans

This is the kicker:

Change!

As I’ve ranted previously, accelerating complexity (AC) is¬†not¬†something most will be happy living with…leaving us with “dimensional” fractionalization” and that is going to be the greatest source of conflict as “values” attempt to scale the cliff of AC.

mike

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2015 June

Fracking and the Franciscans – NYTimes.com

Read this:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/opinion/fracking-and-the-franciscans.html

“Hardest to accept, though, is the moral premise implied throughout the encyclical: that the only legitimate human relationships are based on compassion, harmony and love, and that arrangements based on self-interest and competition are inherently destructive.”

mike

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2015 June

Obama and Biden to Attend Funeral for Clementa Pinckney – NYTimes.com

Keeping racism on the front burner:(

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/us/obama-and-biden-to-attend-funeral-for-clementa-pinckney.html

mike

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2015 June

What Borders Mean to Europe | Stratfor

Nice piece:

“Today,¬†Europe¬†faces three converging crises that are ultimately about national¬†borders, what they¬†mean¬†and who controls them. These crises appear distinct: Immigration from the Islamic¬†world, the Greek economic crisis and Ukraine would seem to have little to do with each other. But in fact they all derive, in different ways, from the question of what¬†borders¬†mean.

Europe’s¬†borders¬†have been the foundation both of its political morality and of its historical catastrophes. The European Enlightenment argued against multi-national monarchies and for sovereign nation-states, which were understood to be the territories in which nations existed. Nations came to be defined as groupings of humans who shared a common history, language, values and religion ‚ÄĒ in short, a common culture into which they were born. These groups had the right of national self-determination, the authority to determine their style of government and the people who governed. Above all, these nations lived in a place, and that place had clear boundaries.”

IMHO

Under fractionalization which maintains the separate sovereign nation-states people have much more of a choice about their political destiny,

The “attempt” to create a “one-world” government modeled by the European Union will fail NOT because of money, but because fractionalization is natural.

https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/what-borders-mean-europe

mike