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Take the Time to Explain and to Understand

Take time to explain why you believe something — not just what you believe and why your opponent is wrong. So how did Bastian switch over from home birth advocate to home birth critic? It started with conversations with researchers in Sydney, who were compassionate...
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No Definitive Evidence

Although it offers no definitive evidence that senior Obama administration officials ordered the reports to be doctored, it describes analysts as feeling as though they were under pressure from Centcom leaders to present a more optimistic view of the threat posed by the Islamic State,...
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New Year, New Projects, Same Old Ethics

New Year New Projects Same Old Ethics
He thinks it’s pretty obvious why any engineers who may have been involved have not come forward to date.  For one thing, anyone who does stand up will most likely be swept aside … Confronted with questionable orders or restrictions, they find themselves in the...
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Lessons Learned From Volkswagen’s Tricks

Lessons Learned From Volkswagens Tricks
German weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that VW’s internal investigation has found a 2007 letter from parts supplier Bosch warning Volkswagen not to use the software during regular operation. Separately, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that a Volkswagen technician raised concerns about illegal practices in...
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First Have An Idea Then Mine Your Data

First Have An Idea Then Mine Your Data
“There’s a creative moment when you think of a hypothesis, maybe it’s that interest rate data drives” currency rates, she says. “So we think about that first before we mine the data.  We don’t mine the data to come up with ideas.” Lady Braga Steps...
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The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking
According to neuroscientist Tali Sharot of University College, London, the group of people who turn out to be more accurate about predicting how long it will take to complete tasks — and how likely they are to succeed — are the clinically depressed.  Optimists underestimate...
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I Always Explained Why I Needed To Do It

I Always Explained Why I Needed To Do It
In my case, in 1999 I arrived in Japan and had to face the turnaround of Nissan.  The fact that I wasn’t Japanese and was a newcomer to the industry helped me.  People knew I wasn’t involved in the industry’s past.  I dismantled keiretsu [interlinked...
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It’s Simple, Just Look At The Results

Its Simple Just Look At The Results
“I was very worried when an insider was chosen as the new CEO.  I was especially worried when suboptimal execution continued:  missed delivery dates, buggy products, weak marketing.”  The Rise And Fall of BlackBerry: An Oral History. Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec 9, 2013. The product looks...
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