Kim Covent

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Kim Covent

254 days ago

It’s the difference between doing meaningless work for money, and using money to do meaningful work.

Why we should all have a basic income

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Kim Covent

298 days ago

There was nothing unanticipated in this first disturbing week of the Trump administration. It will not get better. Americans should therefore steel themselves, and hold their representatives to account. Those in a position to take a stand should do so, and those who are not should lay the groundwork for a better day. There is nothing great about the America that Trump thinks he is going to make; but in the end, it is the greatness of America that will stop him.

A Clarifying Moment in American History

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Kim Covent

298 days ago

Dat betekent, en dat zag je in de 19de eeuw ook, dat de angst nog groter wordt en dat het kan leiden tot een scheiding. Je had de optimisten en de pessimisten, je had degenen die profiteerden en degenen die weinig tot geen kansen kregen. Er was een heilig vooruitgangsgeloof in de technologie tegenover cultuurpessimisme. In een periode van extreme verandering zie je altijd polarisatie. Het wordt heel snel in twee kampen verdeeld … Nou, dat zie je nu weer.”

"Het verbaast me dat slechts enkelen vatten dat er een grote maatschappelijke verschuiving aankomt"

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Kim Covent

298 days ago

Radical candor, then, results from a combination of caring personally and challenging directly. But what does it look like in practice? Scott has created an acronym to help people remember:

HHIPP: “Radical candor is humble, it’s helpful, it’s immediate, it’s in person — in private if it’s criticism and in public if it’s praise — and it doesn’t personalize.” That last P makes a key distinction: “My boss didn’t say, ‘You're stupid.’ She said, ‘You sounded stupid when you said um.’ There's a big difference between the two.”

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

firstround.com

Kim Covent

298 days ago

De crimineel krijgt ook een stevige uppercut, als cash wordt verboden. Gedaan met overvallen – er valt niets meer te rapen. Ook andere vormen van misdaad draaien om geld. Neem dat weg en je ontneemt de gemiddelde crimineel zijn hoogste doel. Of de terrorist zijn voedingsbodem. Zo zou IS zijn fondsen halen uit versluisd informeel contant geld. Met elektronische betalingen worden criminelen makkelijker traceerbaar.

Cash, de afrekening

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Kim Covent

317 days ago

Maybe the news should stop trying so hard to entertain.

Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News

fivethirtyeight.com

Kim Covent

367 days ago

The code I’m still ashamed of

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Kim Covent

378 days ago

Getting the news from just your friends is a logical fallacy, you need to know your enemies, and realize they’re not much different from yourself.

Dear Democrats, Read This If You Do Not Understand Why Trump Won

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Kim Covent

548 days ago

Makes you think...

What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

nytimes.com

Kim Covent

551 days ago

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

qz.com

Kim Covent

563 days ago

"The idea that professors are snobs looking down their noses at ordinary Americans, trying to push the country in directions it does not wish to go, soon became an established conservative trope, taking its place alongside criticism of the liberal press and the liberal judiciary.

The main reason for this development is that attacking liberal professors as elitists serves a vital purpose. It helps position the conservative movement as a populist enterprise by identifying a predatory elite to which conservatism stands opposed — an otherwise difficult task for a movement strongly backed by holders of economic power."

The Indoctrination Myth

nytimes.com

Kim Covent

594 days ago

By the time many young men do reach college, a deep-seated gender stereotype has taken root that feeds into the stories they have heard about themselves as learners. Better to earn your Man Card than to succeed like a girl, all in the name of constantly having to prove an identity to yourself and others.

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

nytimes.com

Kim Covent

594 days ago

They’re all formatted as ‘m.me/yourusername,’ making you super-easily searchable to people outside of your friendship group.

Facebook Messenger just stole Snapchat’s best feature

thenextweb.com

Kim Covent

596 days ago

"The difference is the media response. A dead Muslim is an unlucky mutt in the wrong place at the wrong time. A dead European is front-page news."

The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it

theguardian.com

Kim Covent

596 days ago

(15:25) Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.

The surprising habits of original thinkers

ted.com

Kim Covent

596 days ago

"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so," said the philosopher John Stuart Mill. It’s a paradox at the heart of happiness. We are hardwired to enjoy the anticipation of a joyous event, and savor the memory. But in that actual moment of an experience? It can be hard to tell.

How To Design Happiness

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