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Why Working Fewer Days/Hours is Better for Everyone

A lot has happened since John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that a century later, we would be working only 15 hours a week....

Are You a National or a Global Citizen?

A recent poll looked at the opinions of 20,000 people in 18 countries around the world regarding self-perceptions of citizenship. It showed that a...

It’s Harder for Religious People to Tell Fact from Fiction

When I wrote the article “Should Parents Tell Their Kids ‘The Truth’ About Santa?” three and a half years ago, I argued that...

Disruptive Technology and Corporate Karate

“Disruptive technology” – a term I dislike, coined by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen in 1995 – refers to an innovation that is generally meant to...

Corporate Governance, and the Stakeholder vs. Shareholder Model

Corporate governance is not a term that comes up in everyday conversation, but it is a very informative concept to know. Corporate governance refers...

Understanding ‘Labour Market Flexibility’ Should Matter to You

If you’re someone who wants to work to support yourself (i.e. basically everyone), then the labour market is important for you to understand....

The Evolution of Leadership

“So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.”–Psalm 78:72Leaders have surfaced in stories...

The Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn

Some languages you can get the hang of, some languages are pretty tough, and some languages are downright difficult. …And then there are...

Best Business Schools Everywhere in the World (2015-2016)

There are lots of sites that have this information, but they require that you click through 25 times to get the information you...

What Really Happened to Phineas Gage? – Psychology’s Most Famous Case Study

If you have ever studied psychology, you probably know the name “Phineas Gage.” He was an American railway worker whose life changed dramatically on September...

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Pretty much once a year, I take a break from my usual articles of epic quality and write something personal, reflective, or otherwise far less-than-eloquent. So I...