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Shareholder Value vs. Sustainability

Maximizing shareholder value is often perceived as being in opposition to sustainability efforts. According to Lynn Stout’s book, The Shareholder Value Myth, focusing too much […]

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Behavioral Energy Programs go Mainstream

Thanks to companies like Opower, behavioral approaches to energy conservation are becoming more mainstream, and achieving sizable reductions in energy use. Opower uses behavioral sciences […]

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What Motivates us to Work Well?

A well-organized article from TED with 7 motivating forces that we can leverage at work and in life, backed up by research. Here’s a hint: […]

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The Vegan Burger that Bleeds

Stanford biochemistry professor and founder of Impossible Foods, Pat Brown has created a burger patty made entirely of plant-based ingredients. It made waves on social […]

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Ecosystems: Understanding Organizational Change

In a recent post I wrote about how humans and nature are wired to respond to stressors by strengthening relationships. This excellent report by the Center […]

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Skills your Employers Want

This useful visualization from Bloomberg Business shows which characteristics organizations look for in employees across industries such as energy, health, finance, and technology. Interestingly, for […]

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Boost your Creativity through Meditation

A particular type of meditation, called open monitoring meditation, can boost creativity, including nonjudgmental idea generation (sound familiar, design thinkers?). No prior experience is required […]

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Science: Vulnerability is Beautiful

According to social scientist Professor Brené Brown, humans are wired for connection. “It’s why we’re here,” she says in her TED talk. In fact, the […]

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$Car = 6 x $Bicycle

A research study shows that the cost to society and the economy in Copenhagen of driving is a staggering six times that of cycling. In a […]

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Biologically, We Are Nature

In a previous post I wrote about mutualisms – cooperative relationships – that govern the way organisms in nature behave in response to change. When […]

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