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What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

This PBS.org interview explores Harvard professor Michael Sandel new book, “What Money Can’t Buy.” We can pay for faster processing through airport security lines, access to the the fast lane on roads and there are even companies that will hire people to wait in line for you to get into congressional hearings in the US. Where do we draw the line? It is a fascinating discussion. Please watch the video.

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The End of the Middle Class

February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Big Ideas: Technology is leading to more automation and outsourcing of work, increasing rates of unemployment are the inevitable result. The middle class is bearing the brunt of these job losses. Developed societies must change their fundamental social pact to cope with massively higher rates of structural unemployment. We are automating, outsourcing, crowdsourcing and off-shoring […]

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Forget Collaboration – Individuals are More Creative than Groups

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

Individuals perform better than groups in quantity and quality of ideas. The larger the group, the more they are susceptible to group think.

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What Happens When Average Lifespans hit 100 years old, or 150?

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

Average lifespans have been increasing for more than a century. Science is on the verge of substantially increasing our longevity. Aging is a disease and it can be slowed. Increased lifespans are already altering our economies, this is only the beginning.

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Occupy Wall Street – Grows to a World Wide Protest

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been […]

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How Small of a House Could you Live in?

September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Trends

Downsizing the size of your home can save you money and time. It is likely that you could live in 1/4 of the space you currently do. Smaller designs can still be beautiful.

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Social Media and the Changing Face of Politics – Lessons from the Alberta PC Leadership Race

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Media

Social media and technology in general, are having profound effects on all aspects of our lives. From toppling dictatorships in the Middle East, to getting an under dog in the white house, to outing rioting hoodlums in London and Vancouver, the world is much different than it was just a decade ago. Success requires embracing the principles of Authenticity, Transparency and Collaboration. The Alberta PC Party Leadership Race offers a great case study in the future of politics and social media use in general.

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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

A great lifestyle is not just about leisure time and personal satisfaction; making a real difference in the world is also becoming an essential component. Entrepreneurship is often necessary to have the freedom to craft a perfect lifestyle, but an even more important factor is the opportunity to really create social good in the world.

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The Gamification of Email

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

Finally, one of the greatest productivity destroyers has been gamified. If you have trouble emptying your inbox, Baydin’s Email Game might be the solution.

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Games Can Make the World a Better Place

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Ideas

Game dynamics are invading real life and they have big influences on how we buy and behave. A key psychological catch is essential to making these new business models work. In games, we behave as the best versions of ourselves. We need to make real life more like a game. Games are helping to solve real world problems like oil shortages and environmental degradation.

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