June 30, 2010
June 29, 2010
Imagine using the Dialoogle and Picture Your Legacy cards with colleagues, helping to commence group discussions, and to move into collaborative problem solving. Imagine using the iPhone app to spark your own creative ideas, or conversation with a friend.
June 28, 2010
June 27, 2010
June 26, 2010
How does the brain encode courage in a real-life fearful situation that demands an immediate response? In Fear Thou Not: Activity of Frontal and Temporal Circuits in Moments of Real-Life Courage, volunteers who fear snakes had to bring a live snake into close proximity with their heads while their brains were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Oh, do watch the video.
- European Union
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
June 25, 2010
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June 20, 2010
"If in some things I dissent from others, whose wit, industry, diligence, and judgment, I look up to and admire, let me not therefore hear presently of ingratitude and rashness. For I thank those that have taught me, and will ever; but yet dare not think the scope of their labor and inquiry was to envy their posterity what they could add and find out."
June 18, 2010
Consider, then, trying this exercise for the next 24 hours: Look at things that you’d normally pass by, or that scare or confuse you, and ask yourself, “Who loves that?” Once you’ve come up with an answer, ask yourself why they love it.
By looking at things through appreciative eyes, you'll likely come up with unanticipated ideas and untold stories that deserve a spot in your work.
"I promised once again that I would marry her; thereafter, at various times ... she employed the stick and handkerchief to give us two thousand gold doubloons, plus a letter in which she explained that ... Friday she'd be leaving for her father's summer estate, and if she were able, before then, she'd give us more money, and if we we didn't have enough we should let her know, and tell her just how much we needed, for her father was so exceedingly rich that he wouldn't miss it, and, what's more, the keys to everything were in her hands."
June 16, 2010
"What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! In scattering compliments, tendering visits, gathering and venting news, following feasts and plays, making a little winter-love in a dark corner."
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
Q. All right. So in looking at the specific incident questions that Dr. Semrau was asked on scan number one, and I’m just reading from page 8 of your report, did you ever instruct SLCS FLCS billing employees to bill psychiatry services which had historically been billed by the corporation under CPT code 90862 under CPT code 99312, was he telling the truth when he answered that question?A. I don’t know.Q. Let me go to the second question. Did you ever tell the billing personnel of SLCS and FLCS that you had received instructions or guidance from Cigna Medicare provider services representatives to bill CPT code 99312? Was he telling the truth on that question?A. Again, I don’t know.Q. Okay. Just to save time, if I ask you the same question for all of those specific incident questions that were performed in scan one, could you tell me whether or not he was telling the truth as to any of those particular questions?A. No.Q. But your opinion was as to scan one he passed?A. Correct.
Dr. Semrau was 63 years old at the time he underwent testing by Dr. Laken. When asked by the government, “So the application of your technology to somebody who is 63 years old is unknown? Dr. Laken responded “Is unknown. That’s correct.”
June 12, 2010
"Starting with the affirmation of manI work myself backwards using cynicism(the time monitor, the space measurer)I live sweat, but I dream light-years..."
June 10, 2010
- What is 21st Century Wealth?
- How should wealth be measured today?
- What’s the role of knowledge in 21st century wealth?
The evening was best summed-up by this story offered by a gentlemen at the closing group discussion:
I work at a nursing home. At nursing homes, it is not uncommon for the male residents to get dressed in the morning, and attempt to leave the premises, as if they are going to work. They insist that they must get to their jobs. Now, these men were retired, some for decades, before entering the nursing home, so they are not doing this as a force of habit. Nor is it about the need for a paycheck. Rather, these men want to go to work because of their need for self worth, identity, and dignity.
I've previously explored the need to clearly define values through story, in the essay, The Trouble with Values, accessible here.
June 9, 2010
"How many you want today?"
"Bird Food Sale Today".
June 8, 2010
• Theories of Change should be accompanied by Stories of Change! Not simply an expository description of your Theory of Change, but an actual story with a beginning, middle, and end, conflict, and resolution. What is the future aspirational end toward which your organization is working? Where, and in what ways, have you already told that story?
• Narrative evaluation can support more seemingly rigorous methods of quantitative evaluation. In fact, narrative evaluation can uncover truths that may be difficult to surface in other ways.
Continue reading here, for suggestions on how to incorporate narrative into your work with program officers, grantees, and evaluators.
June 7, 2010
June 6, 2010
"I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine."
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