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These are the twits emitted (and a few not yet) as of Feb 02, 2013. By contrast to what twitter presents, it allows conducting search by theme themes and sub-themes or simple full text search.

Cognition

 

 

Ethics

 

 

 

Bazerman and Tenbrunsel on cognitive aspects of ethics: How we get blinded to our ethical lapses-and those of others. http://nyti.ms/ij9pnh

 

 

Unethical behavior may come from an accumulation of small cognitive breaches. NYT on The Psychology of Cheating - http://nyti.ms/exyLSP

 

 

US town with highest % of population in poverty yet poverty seems invisible. A puzzling ode to social arrangements ? http://nyti.ms/fT5Blg

 

 

Can You Train Business School Students To Be Ethical? ever pressing question, with clear cognitive (vs. moral) angle http://slate.me/YbmPlW

 

 

Unveiling the Real Evil Genius : creativity as one more cognitive angle to issues of ethics (interview of D. Ariely) http://bit.ly/10gkjLD

 

 

A revisit on the fine-line between being righteous ... or not: When 'Savior of Jews' is Deeply Flawed @Forward.com http://bit.ly/MgBCCz

 

 

Evil might be more scientifically defined as absence of empathy + negative environment factors + bit of genetics http://nyti.ms/kPd2mB

 

 

Ethics more and more framed through a cognitive lens: Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things  @nprnews http://n.pr/IH4csD

 

 

 

 

Rationality

 

 

Again testing the bounds of rationality and emotional structures: What we can learn from procrastination : The New Yorker http://t.co/F4UW3yg

 

 

For lifhackers and those interested in psychology of decision making: How to Improve Your Financial Willpower http://nyti.ms/eWw7Pm

 

 

The tough balancing of rationality and human factor is taking the limelight: NYT: The X Factor of Economics, People http://nyti.ms/aDFPTR

 

 

I keep citing this wonderful NYer piece about "construction" of pain: Scratching an itch through the scalp to the brain http://nyr.kr/KuKnVE

 

 

 

 

Skills / Intelligence / IQ

 

 

Early or late, creativity seems to appear in different types. I can hence maintain hope ;-) What Kind of Genius Are You http://bit.ly/zqwXF9

 

 

IQ scores getting higher over time, revisited: Are Smart People Getting Smarter? Wired http://bit.ly/zfTfZt

 

 

Read "Why Do Some People Learn Faster?" and pounder last paragraph on telling kids about their intelligence! http://bit.ly/qzWXst

 

 

Thoughtful reflection on “The Social Network" : who wins in our information economy and hypercompetitive meritocracy http://nyti.ms/bB4fsD

 

 

Could intelligence be less genetically determined than stupidity? If Smart Is the Norm, Stupidity Gets More Interesting http://nyti.ms/OX3AaF

 

 

 

 

Visualization

 

 

For the visually oriented crowd! (aka E. Tufte fans): David McCandless on The beauty of data visualization (TED.com) http://t.co/6TT8SIb

 

 

Happy New Year to all! Let's start with a laugh about Powerpoint prez, the main overlap b/t academia and real life ;-) http://t.co/QlvmTCV

 

 

I love visualizations! (huge fan of E. Tufte). Those into entrepreneurship will enjoy "Startup Life, Visualized"  http://tcrn.ch/djbDQf

 

 

Powerpoint vs. thinking: it's evil for business (http://tinyurl.com/wi4827) and evil for military too !(http://nyti.ms/c8GATa)

 

 

Visualization and "big screens" suspected to increase productivity. Now, a funky applicaton in Virtual Grocery Shopping http://bit.ly/A87sIB

 

 

I mention Tufte often, sometimes offer his books. More details on the father of visualization craze http://bit.ly/VMUYUn

 

 

 

 

Personal Administration

 

 

Email behavior is a good "signal" of the nature of social relationships: check Why You Didn't Hit 'Reply' http://on.wsj.com/vxmLD5

 

 

Suster suggests "You Should Ban Laptops at Board Meetings". Make it most meetings! And classes too, obviously! ;-) http://tcrn.ch/szLCHH

 

 

Time pressures and admin. issues not popular subjects in academia yet consider: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule http://bit.ly/ylQtXR

 

 

 

Education

 

 

Education of entrepreneurs

 

 

Beautiful piece about childhood, mixing scientific perspectives (in particular nature vs. nurture) http://tinyurl.com/CHE5744

 

 

Curious about leadership, flamboyant characters or academia? Great story on no-confidence vote about college president http://bit.ly/lIKpDm

 

 

I did not know K. Robinson nor Cognitive Media anim. They provide deep food for thoughts on educational system http://youtu.be/zDZFcDGpL4U

 

 

Nasty response by Wadwah to Thiel's proposition to orient future entrepreneurs "out of school ... as soon as possible!"  http://t.co/GoXA9b0

 

 

Ouch, that hurts! NYT and CHE aim at business education "The Default Major: Skating Through B-School" http://nyti.ms/ifiSRe

 

 

Mostly does not apply to top school like mine ;-) but still ... The Default Major: Skating Through B-School: http://nyti.ms/nPE8h6

 

 

 

 

Empowerment & Pygmalion & Education

 

 

Interesting (Bourdieusian) claim  that high level of math could easily be taugh to the large majority of students! http://nyti.ms/eO7BW6

 

 

Parents may overestimate their influence on their kids: psy. angle by Gladwell http://bit.ly/iFIQXY or through genetics http://j.mp/mGGrxS

 

 

Pedagogy and organizational science often share similar paradigms: "Let Kids Rule the School" revisits empowerment http://nyti.ms/fseR07

 

 

 

 

Motivation in Education

 

 

A growing idea: careless education can have indeed unintended consequences: Every Child Is A Scientist http://bit.ly/pWG4cr @Wired

 

 

I stayed at St. John’s when at Santa Fe Institute and was impressed: College Puts Emphasis on What Teachers Don’t Know http://nyti.ms/oI1Y2q

 

 

Brooks offers very sweet advice on the long term and grounded effort require to channel people into change http://nyti.ms/TqjNq8

 

 

S. Jobs most cited as a "model" during examination interviews last year: candidates, before next interview, read this http://bit.ly/11BAvaK

 

 

Education might be radically redesigned in long term future. See The educational value of creative disobedience @SciAm http://bit.ly/wHJTli

 

 

Education "motivation" revolution in a large scale experiment: From Finland, an Intriguing School-Reform Model: http://nyti.ms/tBIs9j

 

 

Education's "motivation" revolution not even started with this Chinese man: And You Thought The Tiger Mother Was Tough http://n.pr/rzyjH6

 

 

 

 

New Business Models of Education

 

 

Higher Education’s Toughest Tests: challenges to its value + major changes in business models due to internet http://t.co/ti8dBTJ

 

 

Idea: KahnAcademy: great guy, great idea, great use of techno, great problem to solve. What else? http://tinyurl.com/CHE00619

 

 

Here is a mechanism how internet will impact academia (how we'll go the way of music&press): Jailbreaking the Degree http://tcrn.ch/JkWSVH

 

 

 

Entrepreneurship

 

 

Experience

 

 

Experience vs. Innocence Entrepreneurship: In Backing Clean Energy Start-Ups, Fund Looks for Longer Résumés http://nyti.ms/akOzvH

 

 

Wadhwa is blunt (but probably mostly right): When It Comes To Founding Successful Startups, Old Guys Rule http://techcrunch.com/2009/09/07/when-it-comes-to-founding-successful-startups-old-guys-rule/

 

 

 

 

Idea: Crowdsourcing

 

 

Captchas are really exemplar of innovation coming from usage of technology: Prove You're Human. Type Our Slogan http://tinyurl.com/353dvjk

 

 

Crowd-sourcing could really be the next big thing.  Gamification time: What if everything were just a game? http://bbc.in/kTAOeX

 

 

Crowdsourcing is a fascinating trend: R. Stross giving examples of rapid completion of repetitive work  http://nyti.ms/azZwU0

 

 

Crowd-sourcing is a movement to be aware of. Interesting developments have been happening "in the real world" http://tinyurl.com/CHE65705

 

 

Crowdsourcing, a most promising yet discreet wave, finally taking off? http://t.co/WyirzG7 See nice Bentham example http://nyti.ms/hymPWG

 

 

reCaptcha was one of the best ideas of recent history, ending up bought out by Google last year http://nyti.ms/c8OxuJ

 

 

More crowdsourcing of scientists: Index And Khosla Lead $11M Round In Kaggle, A Platform For Data Modeling Competitions http://tcrn.ch/NT1IPG

 

 

 

 

Idea: New Business Model in Press

 

 

Another amazing threat to traditional press: Taiwan Tabloid Sensation Next Media Re-Creates the News http://bit.ly/baV5UT

 

 

As if traditional press needed more cause to worry ;-) NYT: When the Software Is the Sportswriter  http://nyti.ms/ewNJPw

 

 

Difficulty to access articles?(eg NYT) It'll get worse with coming various upcoming paywalls. Learn about the loopholes: http://t.co/ShG5dLS

 

 

Forget about 'pyramid of information' now say that "the internet has 'Hamsterized' journalism" Hilarious, sad and true http://t.co/uQJytKj

 

 

Has Forbes finally uncovered the missing link in the search for a new business model for newspapers? Nice plan indeed! http://t.co/vDollS2

 

 

NYT analysis of economics of journalism, a must read to remember how tricky it is to find a valid "business model" http://nyti.ms/asgA5S

 

 

On the path to "hamsterification", media are entering the "Age of the Algorithm". Fascinating and/or scary? http://bit.ly/zGeDCJ

 

 

Press is the canonical example of changing business models: Columbia U. chips in a very comprehensive analysis http://nyti.ms/lXKveB

 

 

Self-publishing much debated so read story of how Amanda H. reached peak rankings on the Kindle e-book best-seller list http://nyti.ms/mE0BKj

 

 

 

 

Idea: Outsourcing

 

 

IT as most formidable challenge and opportunity for tomorrow's workplace: Many in Japan Are Outsourcing Themselves http://nyti.ms/9IYdao

 

 

Labour outsourcing opportunities/risks?:  Samasource Helps The World http://t.co/965q7cU and CloudCrowd outsources it http://t.co/iLWCoc5

 

 

On legal issues, the challenge for entrepreneurs is ... to find a good lawyer/acct and then manage the relationship http://s.nyt.com/u/Rohz

 

 

Productivity Gains (IT in particular) and Globalization concur to create The Age of the Superfluous Worker. http://nyti.ms/sgrBY9

 

 

 

 

Idea: print 3D

 

 

Idea: 3D printing going mainstream, extending range of applications: Shapeways Offers 3-D Printing with Ceramics http://nyti.ms/kDitbr

 

 

The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age http://t.co/B35uAbD via @arstechnica

 

 

As an engineer turned entrepreneurship prof, I can only be fascinated by A Hardware Renaissance in Silicon Valley http://nyti.ms/OCaTSy

 

 

 

 

New Models / CustSourcing

 

 

A fascinating idea to recognize that a big chunk of Innovation is done by consumers, and that's before IT kicks in http://nyti.ms/g24rT8

 

 

A perennial idea: Why User-Customized Products Are the Future of Business (For Real This Time) http://t.co/ok8UBfW (ReadWriteWeb)

 

 

NYT reports on a classic of students' business plan proposal (custom clothing) being executed nicely: http://nyti.ms/9zMt7k

 

 

Turning Customers Into Creators: PlumWillow enlist 15- and 16-year-old interns/customers to ensure authenticity  http://nyti.ms/aEsO3S

 

 

 

 

VC, returns

 

 

Solid numbers of VC investments' returns are more difficult to nail than proof of existence of the Loch Ness http://tcrn.ch/bfhgxP

 

 

Stock market pressures often criticized ex-post. Thoughtfully, TC worries ex-ante on loss of value if Facebook IPOes http://tcrn.ch/sKegbP

 

 

Such shareholders clashes are rarely publicly documented: How Yahoo Destroyed Yelp’s Google Acquisition http://t.co/XmkF1PA via @techcrunch

 

 

Silicon Valley fairer towards employees than can be perceived from the outside: A Clash Between VC and Private Equity http://nyti.ms/rkS0Ea

 

 

Have an old suspicion towards VCs' profitability? The venerable Kaufman Foundation computed it all! How VC is Broken http://reut.rs/J8Wg6B

 

 

Always more fluidity / crowdsourcing in funding: AngelList Takes A Shot At Standardizing The Startup Pitch Deck http://tcrn.ch/LhN418

 

 

Perversion, Silicon Valley style? ;-) Start-Ups Keep Revenue at Zero to Cash In on Acquisition http://nyti.ms/JO6sTL

 

 

Understanding of financing mechanisms on the way to become business common knowledge: VC Transparency Is The New Black http://tcrn.ch/OS7vkK

 

 

Silicon Valley norms about wealth distribution are fascinating: “If You Want Liquidity… Make It Available To Everyone” http://tcrn.ch/SDaOlM

 

 

For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks... Observe for yourself whether Facebook's will "deliver" ;-)  http://bit.ly/KuFpZ0

 

 

 

 

Virality Rules

 

 

No funds, no firm, no staff, just virality! Chatroulette demonstrates again what is true entrepreneurial emergence http:yti.ms/dqUQ2Q

 

 

 

 

Ent. Team

 

 

Entrepreneurship as marriage: Prenups are becoming more and more standardized, so better know about "usual terms" ;-) http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/27/free-startup-tools-an-easy-way-for-founders-to-set-the-terms-of-their-collaboration/

 

 

Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder: a few good suggestions to address this crucial issue http://tcrn.ch/KIbwtY

 

 

Is There A Peak Age for Entrepreneurship?: like for creativity, the effect of age is subtle and young does not rule! http://t.co/r9r80Dx

 

 

HR management, for great performance, revisited! Pret A Manger, With New Fast-Food Ideas, Gains a Foothold in U.S.: http://nyti.ms/q0Hqlk

 

 

 

 

Social

 

 

 

Brooks ambivalence on the individualistics fetishism of those who should know better about business: Party of Strivers http://nyti.ms/S3rN1p

 

 

Kristof on whether wealth creation (ie entrepreneurship) is such an individual act: The Secret Weapon: All of Us http://nyti.ms/NVfPVC

 

 

Innovation from individual or collective action? The debate rages again: So, Who Really Did Invent The Internet? http://lat.ms/LNlqXC

 

 

Medelin revival a lesson in structural measures to get a community back to work: Half a Miracle (Fukuyama in FP) http://bit.ly/Onqow7

 

 

Fukuyama explores human social structures throughout history. Beware: sociobiology arguments should not be overplayed http://nyti.ms/fozNna

 

 

 

 

Hardware matters

 

 

Make trend pushes entrepreneurs toward physical objects but beware of upfront costs (Kickstarter can help though) http://nyti.ms/gaoYc2

 

 

Hardware matters: in Silicon valley, attend Maker Faire http://nyti.ms/dp5r2v, otherwise explore Arduino opportunities http://bit.ly/1n4mCm

 

 

Idea: Printing Objects Is A Snap With MakerBots (Video) http://tcrn.ch/cmzfn9

 

 

More amazement at visualization and upcoming 3D printing: Photofly Brings 3-D Models to the Masses http://nyti.ms/AvFspZ

 

 

 

 

Idea: Community Cooking

 

 

Can a city come back with the help of markets, gardens and farms? Detroit at the edge of urban renewal thinking  http://nyti.ms/jlNJuN

 

 

I've got a sweet tooth for anything that leverage IT to develop social+cooking. So I love the idea of SUPERMARMITE!  http://t.co/GnBr3s4

 

 

Nostalgia for my time in Potrero/Mission district in SF in the 80s' refreshed by invention of the "Startup-Coffee Shop" http://t.co/bMz3ocd

 

 

Sweet idea of "A Kitchen-for-Rent". I wonder if Paris has anything equivalent yet http://nyti.ms/dTRyoO

 

 

 

 

Idea: various

 

 

Mobile computing is only beginning: Just Four Dudes Jamming On The Subway -- With Their iPhones As Instruments [Video] http://t.co/gDPOYhm

 

 

Sustainable, local, natural, will all of those transform into entrep. opport.? Sheep Lawn Mowers, and Other Go-Getters http://nyti.ms/vk4RID

 

 

Consulting always a good way to generate revenues: In Customer Service Consulting, Disney’s Small World Is Growing http://nyti.ms/K7iIP3

 

 

 

Epistemology

 

 

Complexity

 

 

SFI is still in my heart/head: intellectually and esthetically magnificent. NYT reports typical research, on cities: http://nyti.ms/hhI5r4

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

Love, promiscuity, sugar binging, etc.: Social Science can be "fun" - http://nyti.ms/fWGwWN

 

 

Neuroscience fascinates but count me in the "neuro doubters" still: Neuroscience: Under Attack http://nyti.ms/UXcwKS

 

 

 

 

Science is challenged

 

 

Could academia be like bicycle racing? Noted Dutch Psychologist, Stapel, Accused of Research Fraud http://nyti.ms/SDcP1f

 

 

 

 

Science is fun

 

 

A must read for a good laugh at science : A Whale of a Time at the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony http://t.co/O0isIXU

 

 

Rarely a good laugh about human stupidity is that warranted: if you've never heard about it, check the "Darwin Awards" http://t.co/TPyYGbw

 

 

 

IT

 

 

 

Artificial Intelligence

 

 

A.I. lurking everywhere: CMU crowd-sources article writing. Amazing to succeed complex task such as synthesis! http://t.co/Vlc0Dz1

 

 

AI technology moving into mainstream through computer understanding of human speech http://nyti.ms/9zpqYD

 

 

Always getting closer to passing Turing test (http://tinyurl.com/wk4287): Algorithm spots sarcasm: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cnet4274

 

 

Artificial Intelligence rules our life: soon, computers “interpretative smart” to feed Wall Street instability? ;-( http://nyti.ms/gLWawk

 

 

So many opportunities and threats simultaneously: computers will soon replace us for many of our inllectual activities http://nyti.ms/bCs8b6

 

 

Since meeting him, Lipson and his "smart" robots have been my favorite diner party "fascinating" story http://on.ted.com/gMmF #TED

 

 

 

 

Location

 

 

 

Most serious technology/market battle currently and for years to come: LOCATION. A good and dense review: http://tcrn.ch/a2xHES

 

 

 

 

Massive Computation

 

 

Data accumulation and processing power makes anonymity a fuzzy concept. WSJ on "The Really Smart Phone" http://on.wsj.com/fAbZid

 

 

For those interested in social ENT or even just to make sound market analysis: beware, Tech Innovation Favors the Rich http://shar.es/mYP8a

 

 

Idea: analyzing massive amount of data will soon be natural to everyone. Thkx to Hadoop, it's already free to all http://tinyurl.com/NYT9664

 

 

Rejoice data crunchers (acad, consulting, ibank etc): Freebase Gridworks is to Excel what Excel was to calculator http://tinyurl.com/22notyh

 

 

With tools like FluidDB, soon teenagers will have the power to build up Echelon in their bedroom. Good or bad news? http://tcrn.ch/cV6h91

 

 

Initially puzzled, now wondering whether this could be their next big pivot: Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing http://nyti.ms/QM3GwU

 

 

Big Data's Big Problem: Little Talent: big data is hottest opportunity nowadays, for startup and now for employment http://on.wsj.com/Jsqpfz

 

 

 

 

Mobile

 

 

 

Another area where mobile computing will shine: Android Apps To Help The Blind Navigate Around Town http://t.co/PrbQGDp

 

 

Electronics that consume so little energy that it can be drawn from ambient radio waves: soon everywhere? http://nyti.ms/bZBjxl

 

 

Silicon Valley Says Step Away From the Device: can this illustrate why I shun all machines from my classroom? http://nyti.ms/MEkOWs

 

 

Google Glass looks like a good idea but dangers abound: How Augmented Reality Vision Will Screw Up Your Love Life http://bit.ly/OmWb07

 

 

 

 

new mediums (extra normal)

 

 

Illarious "Stupid Questions VCs Ask" & entrepreneur answers (and notice xtranormal techno to build animation movies) http://t.co/sOKMXJC

 

 

 

Lean

 

 

 

Bus Plan

 

 

 

@TechCrunch "Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket", a reminder : most startup never raise money! http://tcrn.ch/bZS69j

 

 

A Googler’s Hot-Mic Sound-Off On G+ is a bit technical, but perfect illustration of platform vs. product debate http://bit.ly/pqfzEh

 

 

Could “Action better than planning” apply to academia as much as to entrepreneurship? The Cure for Thinking is Work http://bit.ly/zElqG7

 

 

Education based on "rules first, application later". Yet, research shows strength of "repeated exposure to patterns" http://nyti.ms/lTVbge

 

 

Even billionaires have no idea where they were heading ;-) 2005 interview of Zuckerberg shows his thought process then http://tcrn.ch/wsigmh

 

 

Randy Komisar, Silicon Valley Guru, explains why B-plans are not meant to be followed (@Stanford videos +++):  http://tinyurl.com/3yarkjg

 

 

 

 

Failure in ENT

 

 

“Better by Mistake: the Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong” explores the limits of perfectionism (NYT review) http://nyti.ms/h5XsnI

 

 

Failure probably essential to entrepreneurial growth. There's even a conference about it! "How to fail gracefully" http://t.co/eudEn9s

 

 

 

 

Lean Startup

 

 

Lean & market validation are the mantra nowadays: Kickstarted, how one company is revolutionizing product development http://bit.ly/tOdnaE

 

 

A good discussion about one (of many) good reasons *not* to raise VC money: TC on "Crappy Little Services Business" http://t.co/sLZvoAy

 

 

Inc. opened the great buzz about Effectuation "How Great Entrepreneurs Think". Nice perspective and contrast to bplan http://t.co/eyHU0CU

 

 

Lean Start-Ups is a movement to bring just-in-time spirit to entrepreneurship. Nice NYT introduction http://nyti.ms/ajC7oU

 

 

My class guests often stress “making” as a key focus: so Want Kids to Win the Future? Turn Them Into Makers http://t.co/iBEUhNY

 

 

NYT on "lean startups": how testing startup ideas has become incredibly cheap http://nyti.ms/9Z3cms

 

 

One more ode to bootstrapping by Waddah@TechCrunch.  http://tcrn.ch/doxGMf

 

 

Pivot is *the* buzzword in entrepreneurship nowadays! For Some Internet Start-Ups, a Failure Is Just the Beginning: http://nyti.ms/yGfRPx

 

 

Some still debate it (http://tcrn.ch/9uAbDz), but being lean and bootstrapping your startup will remain the golden rule

 

 

Techcrunch meets LeanStartup: "Don’t Bet Big. Little Bets Are The Ones That Turn Into Billion-Dollar Ideas" http://t.co/Xh0152J

 

 

Technology vs. Traction: amazingly compact summary about how to approach (tech) entrepreneurship (financing) http://cnet.co/OnquV4

 

 

Lean vs. Intrapreneurship: Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs ‘Squads’ Like Lean Startups http://tcrn.ch/10176BC

 

 

New entrepreneurial approach is leaking out of IT industry: Lean Start-Ups Reach Beyond Silicon Valley’s Turf: http://nyti.ms/tE7K3f

 

 

 

 

Predicting success in ENT?

 

 

Bessemer antiporfolio: an hilarious, informative and courageous piece of self reflection about business performance http://t.co/oqCxoTl

 

 

Blinded by possibility of "the End of History" (hello Fukuyama)? FB, google & iPhone uber dominance ... not so quick! http://t.co/tmc4h0s

 

 

 

 

Resource Curse

 

 

Natural resources (e.g. oil) often a *curse* to democracy: Tunisia's transition style not likely in more "oily" contexts http://t.co/28pmW6n

 

 

 

 

Rapid Prototype

 

 

Maker movement is all the rage. So, you want to know how to "make" a hit? A rare account into The Song Machine http://nyr.kr/SmS9qR

 

 

Explosion of fast prototyping tools feeds lean venturing wave: get mesmerized by Whittling With Lasers (video!) http://bit.ly/11BzAqy

 

 

Old mail order trick is going mainstream: The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That's Changing the Rules of Business http://bit.ly/JySC38

 

 

 

OB

 

 

 

Appearance

 

 

Beauty has been a staple of OB studies. Now, it interacts with gender: How Your Looks Can Affect a Job Search - http://nyti.ms/gyvN3a

 

 

 

 

Arrogance

 

 

Upper-class arrogance is distasteful for sure. It also seems to produce cognitive limitations, so beware ;-/ http://nyti.ms/dQYBAk

 

 

 

 

Character

 

 

Scientists, like magicians, love make things disappear: Put "Character" Under the Microscope--and it Vanishes! http://bit.ly/lPKUgk

 

 

What makes an animal an individual? (animal studies trigger less doctrinal rejections, so enjoy the discussion): http://s.nyt.com/u/SmS

 

 

The Rediscovery of Character: David Brooks is again (not so closeted) NYT conservative but there's something to it http://nyti.ms/x82aJ6

 

 

Baumeister has produced a complete book about Willpower (and yes, it can be depleted so use sparingly ;-) http://nyti.ms/n416iM

 

 

We may have a finite store of mental energy for exerting self-control, so save it! Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? http://nyti.ms/o4lcaY

 

 

 

 

Deliberative Practice

 

 

Foer’s experiments about memory wizardry provide interesting view on brain functioning. Might even be useful ;-) http://nyti.ms/huaU21

 

 

 

 

Depression

 

 

The possibility that "Depression Help Us Think Better" shed lights on many OB/cognitive/evolutionist perspective http://bit.ly/jm0uid

 

 

Wonderful in depth NewYorker piece on mental sickness: sending all parties back to back http://tinyurl.com/NYR5483

 

 

 

 

Extreme profiles

 

 

S. Jobs should make management scholars ambivalent since he was "extreme" in many aspects. Check the facts @nyt http://nyti.ms/sn6xtV

 

 

Steve Jobs illustrate that extremes traits often go together. TheAtlantic politely hints at it "In Praise of Bad Steve" http://bit.ly/qb7rAr

 

 

 

 

Gender

 

 

 

How gender, entrepreneurship and technology mix up? Hem, not so well yet :-( http://nyti.ms/acnuWC

 

 

No comment' on the thesis of "The End of Men" http://t.co/HOLKxbs. But the design leveraging reproductive choice is brilliant ;-)

 

 

Marriage Suits Educated Women: title says it all (beware! sex is mentioned ;-) http://nyti.ms/wbO5e0

 

 

Masculinity, Emotional Intelligence and Age could go together, really? ;-) The Heart Grows Smarter http://nyti.ms/PSL4Cb

 

 

Could the math gap explained solely by environment? Gender Gap Vanishes in Female-Empowered Cultures http://bit.ly/S1ABo1

 

 

Let's hear some men on "Boys' problem" ;-) Brooks/NYT for a shorty http://nyti.ms/LszED3 or an Atlantic longer piece http://bit.ly/SSzcdZ

 

 

 

 

Leadership

 

 

A US govt. program tries to spot--and ingratiate--future foreign leaders early in their career. It seems to work ;-) http://bbc.in/eRzDZY

 

 

Microsoft’s Lost Decade: how mismanagement comes from best intentions and apparently relevant "management techniques" http://vnty.fr/USDq7Q

 

 

Fascinating account of the complex construction of an outstanding leader: Young Barack Obama in Love http://vnty.fr/JC7MdE

 

 

 

 

Leadership about psychology

 

 

Brooks/NYT follows Damasio on dangers of seeing humans as animals of reason. Huge policy/philosophical implications http://nyti.ms/gim671

 

 

If Google says so (better than boring OB prof? ;-) ... manager’s technical skills far less valued than people skills http://nyti.ms/ibA4EW

 

 

Title says it all: My Life As A CEO (And VC): Chief Psychologist http://t.co/QWJMqfp via @techcrunch

 

 

 

 

Money in ENT

 

 

Food is most common field of projects in my classes (hey, we're France!). See nice Techcrunch summary of possible ideas http://t.co/C06TVPJ

 

 

Innovation and entrepreneurship driven by pure “market forces”? S. Johnson illustrates it may not be the rule http://nyti.ms/bRTkCa

 

 

Is Entrepreneurship Just About the Exit?: well balanced opinion by @vwadhwa  http://tcrn.ch/bizpJK

 

 

It all comes down to dealings of people+money according to "What's wrong with European venture capital?" http://t.co/ngZZ1Gi via @Telegraph

 

 

One of various perverse forms of "performativity": Greed Isn't Good: Wealth Could Make People Unethical | Wired http://bit.ly/wBWq7v

 

 

The difference between Greed and Entrepreneurship ... and it's coming from an oldertimer Republican http://t.co/TlWUrdr

 

 

 

 

OB rules

 

 

 

Gee, it looks that best predictor of long life is of "organizational behavior" nature (and it is not social network) http://nyti.ms/eLtyUB

 

 

Nice NYT compilation of tidbits about what Science has offers to explain everyday life http://nyti.ms/fxioH4

 

 

 

 

OB/cognitions

 

 

Being an expert often about taking a different view of the problem: good example about Brain and Chess in NYTimes.com http://t.co/cbZ6gdl

 

 

Comprehensive piece by Kahneman about confidence, subtly touching on leadership Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence http://nyti.ms/nEtLsU

 

 

I'm always liked building$$$$ metaphors, maybe more than others can take ;-) So I rejoice at Brooks' nice ode to metaphors http://nyti.ms/hsc099

 

 

Mind reading might not be so far-fetched after all... Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind: http://bit.ly/p61pIL

 

 

NYT takes a OB view on "Why are you more likely to survive a heart attack at one hospital over another?" http://nyti.ms/gBkxzF"

 

 

Power Corrupts, apparently in various manners, including cognitive ones http://bit.ly/k66ynw

 

 

Rationality might have evolved to win arguments, not to find truth; hence flawed reasoning might be adaptative! :-) http://nyti.ms/j4Luz4

 

 

Recognizing the effort involved in cognitive labor sheds light on the merits of training: Basketball and Jazz @Wired http://bit.ly/lrA0PP

 

 

ScientificAmerican interview on the "meaning of dreams". Interesting how Freudian perspective not even mentioned http://bit.ly/h7uDBD

 

 

 

 

Psychopathology is functional (2): autism, psycho

 

 

Individual performance unfortunately often socially constrained by "Normality": The Hidden Potential of Autistic Kids http://bit.ly/uBKPUN

 

 

Nuance of behaviors in the Emotional range: Autistics don't adjust their behavior to protect their reputations http://arst.ch/r7y

 

 

What are the bounds of reason? Just Manic Enough: Seeking Perfect Entrepreneurs - http://nyti.ms/coGnaE

 

 

 

 

Reputation/Respect

 

 

Bad publicity has been exploited by PR-types, politicians, and bad boys. Now in ecommerce with blessing of Google? http://nyti.ms/hKLDUo

 

 

Can Entrepreneurs be Made? Entrepreneur turned academic Wadwah chips in, always worth reading http://tcrn.ch/cvybqq

 

 

More massive computation opportunity/risk for society: "New “e-discovery” software can analyze millions of documents" http://nyti.ms/flpugc

 

 

There's hope ;-) it only takes a few bad guys and a good NYT article to alter Google algorithm in a few days http://nyti.ms/dKmcEh

 

 

 

 

Social network

 

 

Field Agent for iPhone pays you to do chores: technology now allows incredible depth and breadth of outsourcing http://tinyurl.com/cnet1864

 

 

New mechanisms for social network effects pop up every week: Why Friends Matter at Work and in Life   http://s.hbr.org/bLqhoo

 

 

Social Networks here and there (but beware causality): Rich folks tend to have diverse social networks - http://arst.ch/kgk

 

 

Social networks tools ever more powerful/scary? Whoworks.at Shows Your LinkedIn Network At The Sites You Visit http://t.co/f2ltT9b

 

 

 

 

Social Psychology

 

 

Actors from Stanford Prison Experiment (aka Zimbardo's) reflect on it 40 years later http://bit.ly/wbVUQG

 

 

Life is tough as everything - everything - requires diplomacy : Do-Gooders Are Unpopular Team Members  http://t.co/U32zMxZ

 

 

The Drive to Be Different explains much, including coffee consumption !? http://bit.ly/p8hNpz

 

 

Jeremy Lin, Mitt Romney, and the Advantage of Good Looks : The New Yorker http://nyr.kr/XH2cIp

 

 

Nice dotted line between "intelligence" (whatever it means ;-) and Pygmalion effects Intelligence and Other Stereotypes http://bit.ly/HcfTYh

 

 

 

 

Superstars

 

 

Exceptional performance is a popular subject, always a good excuse to explore human behavior: Wired on "grit" http://bit.ly/eLjfmq

 

 

Nefarious effects of superstars and inequality pile in. Fashion or awakening? http://nyti.ms/ffuUfL  (see also Gladwell and Groysberg)

 

 

Check deep report to debunk the belief that "stars"-including GE's alumni-are portable: Inside Pfizer's Palace Coup  http://bit.ly/QWtTel

 

 

 

 

Happiness

 

 

Everything you wanted to know about positive psychology, flow, etc.: A New Gauge Helps to See What’s Beyond Happiness http://nyti.ms/jyaT4R

 

 

Happiness vs. tax evasion ;-) What Will Make Facebook’s Eduardo Saverin Happier: U.S. Citizenship or $67 Million? http://bit.ly/JoRShN

 

 

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

 

 

 

 

Money (2)

 

 

Probably simplistic, but at least we got a number: $75,000 Is the "Perfect Salary for Happiness"  http://t.co/rkynAL2

 

 

From heaven, H. Hughes will be interested: Could money make one more isolated and bad at reading emotions? http://bit.ly/QWlmbq

 

 

Role of money in entrepreneurship at best very ambiguous-Preferred Style: Don’t Flaunt It in Silicon Valley http://nyti.ms/NKUc8Y

 

 

 

 

Network (2)

 

 

Math riddles not my cup of tea anymore, but Strogatz's "my friends have more friends than me" should be known http://nyti.ms/OUV0Ww

 

 

 

 

Evolutionary Psychology

 

 

Mixing rapid prototyping, production and unconstrained design? 3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution http://nyti.ms/8XB6fZ

 

 

Biology and cognitions mingle in a crazy yet (possibly) serious way: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy http://bit.ly/LhYQsh

 

 

Psychology increasingly considered through an ecological lens (i.e. variety is good ;-) The Science of Success http://bit.ly/JkUzCb

 

 

An old soviet farm, some crazy scientists & nice foxes: best story on genetic roots of social behavior: Taming the Wild http://bit.ly/SnANrB

 

 

 

Social

 

 

 

Big Brother

 

 

Hilarious and philosophical: Facebook "A Dream Come True For The CIA” (The Onion Video) http://t.co/xLkOokz

 

 

So far, Big Brother is acting at the most primitive level ;-) Wheretheladies.at Shows You Where The Ladies Are At http://t.co/fP16eNm

 

 

Crazy how privacy is disappearing by the minute: How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did http://nyti.ms/QbbTyS

 

 

 

 

Marital Metaphor

 

 

Enjoy marital metaphor to org. life? Unclear that generosity and advanced reciprocity rule? The Generous Marriage http://nyti.ms/vJzc7K

 

 

Everything you wanted to know about future evolutions in the marital market. Long but fascinating piece @ The Atlantic http://bit.ly/vjq8RT

 

 

 

 

Stratification

 

 

Bourdieu described educational system intended on social reproduction. It's getting worse!: Meet the New Super People http://nyti.ms/r3JbKl

 

 

One more founders' story turned sour, but at least firm survived: Paul Allen Writes of Plots and Slights at Microsoft http://nyti.ms/e4Zsym

 

 

B-schools contribute to "The Rise of the New Global Elite", so get acquainted with “The Winner-Take-Most Economy” http://bit.ly/Q39kxq

 

 

The Economic History of the Last 2,000 Years in 1 Little Graph: western world weatlh in great perspective! http://bit.ly/OFM1LI

 

 

 

 

Workforce is useless

 

 

America Has Hit “Peak Jobs”

 

 

AI potential for productivity (by eliminating jobs) is baffling-The End of Insight: Will Computers Replace Scientists? slate.me/KHihYY

 

 

Commodification of workforce (ie crowdsourcing) creeping up : Coffee and Power Site Aims to Get Jobs Done, Bit by Bit: http://nyti.ms/t1SF55




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