Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

power, sex, laws, and empathy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Leadership is a serious meddling in the lives of others. Managers/leaders with poor self-awareness and not knowing how their behaviour affects staff do not get the best out of their teams.” —@shauncoffey Was humanity simply… Read more »

from tweets to the blog

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. When Francis Harwood, anthropologist, asked a Sioux elder why people tell stories, he answered, “In order to become human beings.” She asked, “Aren’t we human beings already? He smiled, “Not everyone makes it.” —Laura Simms,… Read more »

media and massages

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I just had the dumbest fight of my professional career, which I assure you is saying something, and there’s not a day we actually disagreed. We just hadn’t talked voice. Oh. Well then. Talk. No… Read more »

banking ideas

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @White_Owly — “Unconscious bias hangs out with plausible deniability. I’ve seen them together. They’ll deny it though.“ @EikeGS — “Today everything runs on bestseller lists. You rarely find good books there. But the less people… Read more »

friday power

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. [some links are to the complete Twitter thread] “If you never change your mind, why have one?” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of… Read more »

system views

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.” —Douglas McGregor, via @flowchainsensei Stephen Downes — “If we can be programmed even a little, what does that… Read more »

friday fuel

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.” —Karl Kraus “They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing… Read more »

hoary myths and mindfulness

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It is sobering to realize that words written long ago in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, based on opinion, intuition, and prejudice, can so overwhelmingly outweigh scientific observational evidence and the logic and language of mathematics.”… Read more »

technology, economics, and behaviour

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We are creatures of habit. Technologies are teachers of habit.” —@amicusadastra “States fail when they cannot distinguish fools from serious men.” —Antisthenes via @sentantiq “I believe it was Arthur C. Marx who said that any… Read more »

mediated perceptions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “For years, a small hand lettered sign hung on the West wall of McLuhan’s Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. It read, ‘The important thing is to acquire perception, though it… Read more »