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August 2016

How Good Are Your Thinking And Decision Making Skills?


The Thinker by Rodin (1840–1917), in the garden of the Musée Rodin

 Have you ever watched the show Jeopardy and been amazed by the volume of trivia the show’s contestants have stored in their minds? You might wonder how it would be to have all that information available to you without having to resort to our modern-day digital encyclopedia — Google.

But think for a second; what good is knowing all that information if you are not able to put it to good use? What good is knowing that the 17th President of the United States was Andrew Jackson unless you are able to understand the importance and impact that his presidency represented to the nation after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

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Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Wide Spread Idleness

…will universal guaranteed income save the economy…?

Could artificial intelligence and robots trigger mass unemployment and the collapse of the economy?

The answer is yes, and no. Yes, they will most likely cause mass unemployment. An Oxford University study points to a probable 47% of the worlds jobs to be lost due to automation from robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years. No, the economy need not collapse if certain precautions are taken and the proper social programs are put in place.

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Boundless Leadership — The Case for Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

A Woman Visionary Leader Who is Transforming a Nation

“It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”
— Freedom From Fear — Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been governed directly or indirectly by a male dominated military junta since March 2nd 1962, when the military led by General Ne Win took control through a coup d’état. Between the time of the military coup and 1974 the government conducted a complete take over of all economic and media activity in a soviet style nationalization they called “Burmese Way to Socialism”.

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On Leadership

Positive and Destructive Leaders

Positive leaders motivate, inspire, guide, build people’s characters and recognize human potential. Positive leaders overcomes obstacles, solve problems, teach by example and inspire followers. They create and share their positive vision. They turn negativity into positive outcomes. Positive leaders aspire to reach the higher ground. They make the team stronger.

Destructive leaders are by nature selfish. They are not concerned about the team’s objectives, only about furthering their own agenda. Destructive leaders instill fear, division and hate. Destructive leaders attempts only to accomplish those goals and objectives that build and embolden their twisted egos.

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