Monthly Archives: November 2016

Alternative Protein Startups Receive Boost from Investor Coalition Worth $1.25tn – AgFunderNews

I find this encouraging, and worrying.  At a time when New Zealand’s political leaders are determined to continue to support polluting and energy intensive farming others are leading toward alternatives.  This is just one example of developments. Encouraging, because a … Continue reading

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Confronting Babble-On: The fundamental difference between the guy who…

I have to agree with this. Have a great day.

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This is why we should all be covering all our buildings with plants – ScienceAlert

World wide buildings are being built covered with plants.  This is a pragmatic approach to reducing the energy use in the buildings.  And it looks good; and we feel more relaxed surrounded by greenery. Buildings covered in a carpet of … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Biology of Altruism | Psychology Today

For many reasons I think we need to remember that altruism is a thing.  Altruism is a fundamental piece of our humanity and our success as a species.  This piece from Psychology Today outlines the evolutionary biology of this. Compassion, … Continue reading

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Going for a run could improve cramming for exams — ScienceDaily

Here in New Zealand it is time for exams with both senior high school and tertiary students studying for exams over the next few weeks. There is no doubt in my mind that exercise helps me to relax and perform … Continue reading

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How to Be an Optimal Human – Scientific American Blog Network

Scott Barry Kaufman writes in Scientific American, answering the question, “What does science tell us to move toward improved health and happiness?” I will be reflecting on these answers this week. Science-informed suggestions to help you have greater health, growth, and happiness. … Continue reading

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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Africa’s community of evidence-informed policymakers is growing fast

A piece of good news. Many governments are making a commitment to evidence based policy.  Certainly one point I have been making for years is that if, countries like USA,  are the most “developed” then we must make more effective … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Girlboss: Elena Favilli, co-creator of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Timbuktu Labs — #girlboss

I am looking forward to receiving my copy of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”.  It has been published and will be on the way soon.  Here is the story of the woman behind the book. I have to add this … Continue reading

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7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post

Please turn off your computer and listen to music. Play or sing yourself if you want to. (You can). Listen if you must.  Just enjoy. Get out those headphones. Source: 7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post … Continue reading

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