Category Archives: Sociology

Fewer in Rich Countries say ‘Today is a Good Day’ – US an exception

Very interesting poll by pew reveals that less and less people in the rich world say ‘Today is a Good Day’ … There seems to be an inverse relationship between ‘GDP per Capita’ (National) and the number of people who … Continue reading

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The Education Dilemma – Questions on Teachers, Schools, and the Educational System

This is a very interesting discussion, about the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the school system. other than being the main educational tool in a society, it is also supposedly an important contributor to the process of social mobility (allowing … Continue reading

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Obliquity by John Kay – Book Review

This book discusses how it is impossible sometimes to pursue our goals directly, where oblique (indirect) paths yield better results.   The writer basically validates this by examples from three fields. The happiest people aren’t those who pursue happiness, the … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Thinking: Interesting Examples

These Examples of Upside-Down Thinking are adapted from ‘The Age of Unreason’ by Charles Handy. Upside-Down Thinking wonders what magic it is that determines that forty hours spread over five days should be the working week for most people.. Why … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy .. Stuttering .. Children .. more The Economist had an interesting article on speech therapy, inspired by the movie ‘the king’s speech’… It discusses historical approaches to the problem, including blaming it on dryness of the tongue (In … Continue reading

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Music, The Brain, and Mental health… from childhood to old age

The relationship between the music, our brain, and mental health in the different stages of our life is most interesting. It touches on a number of subjects related to left brain vs right brain development, the role of language, and … Continue reading

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Interesting Quotes from the Movie Wall Street

Wall Street is an interesting movie, that portrays different images and struggles within the world of business and finance – regardless of whether the director (Oliver Stone) was actually really biased against powerful corporate and finance professionals. It draws the … Continue reading

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The Learning Wheel : The Four Stages of the Learning Cycle

( Adapted from the Book by Charles Handy – The Age of Unreason ) Handy believes that it is best to think of learning (see also http://www.think-grow.biz/learn.html) as a wheel of four parts: Question Theory Test Reflection it doesn’t end at … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Obesity

It is very interesting to see the actual total monetary costs of obesity to society.. Needless to say that ‘real’ (i.e. social, emotional, etc..) costs are much more important. But the below information from Mckinsey helps give a closer look … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law or The Rising Pyramid Work – it is said – expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ‘It is the busiest man who has time to spare’. A lack of real activity does not … Continue reading

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Linkedin’s Most overused buzz words

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 85 million members worldwide, today released the most overused words and phrases in members’ LinkedIn profiles. The top 10 terms that are overused by professionals based in the … Continue reading

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