Star Trek fans know that Captain Kirk is decisive and acts on his gut feelings. Sometimes he’s right, but other decisions lead to disaster. Mr. Spock, on the other hand, is logical, dispassionate and usually opposed to Captain Kirk. They each make mistakes as individuals, but as a team, they bring their strengths together to make better decisions.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • kirk, spock, gut, logic

On the face of it, business people still hold wildly contradictory views about the relative value of data science as opposed to gut instinct when they make decisions. Almost six senior executives out of 10 see themselves as making decisions based on data, according to new research. Yet more than seven out of 10 of the same group also say they trust their own intuition when choosing a course of action.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • zdnet, data science, hunch, gut instinct

many universities had begun to release digital versions of their classes, available to anyone with an internet connection. That’s right, I’m talking about massive open online courses (MOOCs).

I compared the curricula of top MBA programs with the course offerings on a variety of MOOC platforms. Then, I mapped out a course progression that was a near one-for-one match with traditional business grad programs.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • MOOC, no business school, B-school without going to b-school

One would be forgiven for thinking that Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, the international bestseller on how to shin up the greasy pole, must be an arrogant megalomaniac living behind security gates in one of Los Angeles’s smartest neighbourhoods. So I am surprised to be greeted by an affable bespectacled man, wearing slightly crumpled clothes, at the door of his Spanish-style bungalow off a busy street in Los Feliz, a bohemian area on LA’s west side.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • power, success, laws of power, movie making, film making,

You’re finally ready for a new challenge. You’ve gotten your feet wet and acquired some business experience but you’re getting to the point where your current 9-to-5 isn’t cutting it anymore. You’re ready to make a change and dive into the business world for real. This time, playing for the big leagues. But in order to become an MVP, you’ve got to know what it takes to be business savvy.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • business savvy, business sense, business thinking,

At 7 feet tall and 285 pounds, Bynum is the starting center for the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. He hurls his Mack-Truck-like shoulders against some of the biggest and baddest men on the planet every game night. Bynum recently came across a book that was as ruthless as anyone he's encountered in the NBA. "At first, I was shocked," he says. "I thought it was cutthroat."

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • power, success, laws of power, movie making, film making,

Gut feeling' remains an important element in decision-making among business leaders even when plenty of data is available, according to a new study. Nine in every 10 executives surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said if the available data contradicted their intuition, that they would reanalyse it, ignore it or collect more information. Just 10pc said they would take the course of action suggested by the data.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • data, cognitive biases, instincts, intuition, bias, biases,

By now, everyone knows that mindfulness meditation is good for you—but what's still surprising scientists is just how quickly it works. Ten minutes of meditation won't make you a better mutlitasker—there's no such thing, as psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman explains—but it will make you more adept at switching tasks and returning to a deep level of concentration more quickly after a distraction. Every time you practice meditation, you’re strengthening the neural circuitry for focus and training your brain away from mind-wandering.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM

6 principles for making ideas stick…with real life examples.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • ideas, ideas stick, ideas stick forever, sam parr, parr

This is a good bunch of information about power in the movie making industry. The page is salesy but there's good stuff- worth getting film-making-specific interpretations of Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Success

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • power, success, laws of power, movie making, film making,