ORI BRAFMAN + ROM BRAFMAN ~ CLICK ~ THE MAGIC OF INSTANT CONNECTIONS ~ 2010

~ OAAWTBVCAAMC-TTTBMOAIWPWAMOAIWUIHIU-OC-VIMEWIGAS ~ One’s Ability And Willingness To Be Vulnerable Can Accelerate A Meaningful Connection – This Tendency To Be More Open And Intimate With People Who Are More Open And Intimate With Us Is Hardwired In Us – Of Course – Vulnerability Is Most Effective When It’s Genuine And Sincere

~ WANRTV-ROWICFAIC-OAS-P ~ We Are Naturally Receptive To Vulnerability – Regardless Of Whether It Comes From An Inanimate Computer – Or A Skilled – Politician

~ TPOP-TLOC-OFAMCWS-IETCWATTP-EA-TPR-SPTIOOF ~ The Power of Proximity – The Likelihood Of Clicking – Of Forming A Meaningful Connection With Someone – Increases Exponentially The Closer We Are To That Person – Exponential Attraction – The Proximity Rule – So Powerful That It Overrides Other Factors

~ WEC ~ When Everything Clicks

~ IWTWCOOTE-NASWIE-PCSI-’PC’-BTC-T-RIOC ~ If We Take Words Completely Out Of The Equation – Not A Single Word Is Exchanged – Psychologists Call Such Interactions – “Passive Contacts” – But These Contacts – Too – Register In Our Consciousness

~ TMPCWSWAP-TMLWATGTHOH ~ The More Passive Contacts We Share With Another Person – The More Likely We Are To Gravitate Toward Him Or Her

~ TOATFBCJIT-IF-FABR ~ The Old Adage That Familiarity Breeds Contempt Just Isn’t True – In Fact – Familiarity Actually Breeds Regard

~ P-TOPOAC-AOE-WCBCDAUOTAU-ATOE-TP-AMITTTLOTIIAUPM ~ Presence – Think Of Presence On A Continuum – At One End – We Can Be Completely Disengaged And Unaware Of Those Around Us – At The Other Extreme – Transformative Presence – A Meaningful Interaction That Touches The Lives Of Those Involved In A Uniquely Profound Manner

~ I-EAIWASOPACA-OUA ~ Intentionality – Entering An Interaction With A Sense Of Purpose And Conscious Awareness – Our Undivided Attention

~ M-BOAATMTOPWTA-FOTSAOTAHIITR-RTGAOTTSAP ~ Mutuality – Being Open And Available To Meet The Other Person Where They Are – Focusing On The Shared Aspects Of Trust And Honesty Involved In The Relationship – Rather Than Giving Advice Or Trying To Solve A Problem

~ I-BAAAOOOGER ~ Individuality – Being Authentic And Aware Of Our Own Genuine Emotional Reactions

~ PRA-DCTAI-AL-AAPTE-SOOR-DTTOPTWAAPITI ~ Presence Requires Attentiveness – Demonstrating Care Through Active Involvement – Actively Listening – Asking A Person To Elaborate – Sharing Our Own Reactions – Demonstrating To The Other Person That We’re An Active Participant In The Interaction

~ TBP-AWI-LAMI-A-RITWOISAATTEATAU ~ To Become Present – Arrive With Intention – Listen And Mutually Interact – And – Remain In Touch With Our Individual Selves And Attentive To The Environment And Those Around Us

~ R-WWASWIIASOR-WAMLTETSAW-WAMLTC ~ Resonance – When We’re Around Someone Who Is In A State Of Resonance – We Are More Likely To Enter That State As Well – We Are More Likely To Click

~ TCORCBTNTTPOMN-TCNHBCMNBTATIOAEVTSIINEITPB-BWIIINJBBEAW ~ The Contagiousness Of Resonance Can Be Traced Neurologically To The Phenomenon Of Mirror Neurons – These Copycat Neurons Have Been Called Mirror Neurons Because They Appear To Imitate Others’ Actions Even When The Subject Itself Is Not Engaged In That Particular Behavior – But What Is Imitated Is Not Just Behaviors But Emotions As Well

~ TSPOS ~ The Seductive Power Of Similarity

~ OWAPIOI-G-WSSTIADL:WKTT-MG ~ Once We Accept People Into Our In-Group – We Start Seeing Them In A Different Light: We’re Kinder To Them, More Generous

~ AGBORST-TGTIOTA-TSTBTIEBTPA ~ A Growing Body Of Research Suggests That – The Greater The Intensity Of The Adversity – The Stronger The Bond That Is Established Between The Participants Afterwards

~ IIWWCDJATSOORWTOP-TBOTBIUAW-BAOWWWCCSUTPAAHL ~ Interactions In Which We Click Don’t Just Affect The Strength Of Our Relationship With The Other Person – They Bring Out The Best In Us As Well – Being Around Others With Whom We Click Can Spur Us To Perform At A Higher Level

~ CCB-W-M ~ Connection Can Be – Well – Magical

JAMES HUGHES ~ WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD POVERTY ~ 2011

~ TCFPN-SWDPML ~ The Case For Paying Now – So We Don’t Pay More Later

~ TDASOSP ~ The Dollars And Sense Of Solving Poverty

~ WAFE-OSOCFIAFIN-AAEOTLRAEK-N-FPOEI ~ With A Few Exceptions – Our Systems Of Care For Individuals And Families In Need – Are Almost Exclusively Of The Last Resort And Emergency Kind – Not – For Prevention Or Early Intervention

~ WAKIOHTTSAITPN-WKITAUOPIDWAPOC-PCPFAITFP-OALTMEMOTP ~ We All Know In Our Hearts That The Smarter Approach Is To Pay Now – We Know Intuitively That An Ounce Of Prevention Is Definitely Worth A Pound Of Cure – Preventing Costly Problems From Arising In The First Place – Or At Least The Most Expensive Manifestations Of The Problem

~ TGBORAE-STITRPBE ~ The Growing Body Of Research And Experience – Shows That Investing To Reduce Poverty Benefits Everyone

~ TECOPANO-TDCOP-IF-TATOC-IC-HUOEWPCRE-A-SC-LOPCTSATSTPASIPOE ~ The Economic Costs Of Poverty Are Not Only – The Direct Costs Of Poverty – In Fact – There Are Two Other Categories – Indirect Costs – High Use Of Emergency Wards, Police, Courts, Remedial Education – And – Societal Costs – Loss Of Potential Contribution To Society And The Strain That Poverty And Steep Inequalities Place On Everyone

ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON + ANDREW MCAFEE ~ THE SECOND MACHINE AGE ~ 2014

~ W-TAD-CIB-TASWAWP-TSTDE-WAITNRTS ~ When – Things Are Digitized – Converted Into Bits – They Acquire Some Weird And Wonderful Properties – They’re Subject To Different Economics – Where Abundance Is The Norm Rather Than Scarcity

~ GDANLPO-A-TDM ~ Digital Goods Are Not Like Physical Ones – And – These Difference Matter

~ ETMBDHUCTMBM ~ Even The Most Beneficial Developments Have Unpleasant Consequences That Must Be Managed

~ TPIGTLBSP-PEALOP-AIRA ~ Technological Progress Is Going To Leave Behind Some People – Perhaps Even A Lot Of People – As It Races Ahead

~ IITDTLNCOTSMAASADAHTMT-TNI-BTWFTE ~ It’s Important To Discuss The Likely Negative Consequences Of The Second Machine Age And Start A Dialogue About How To Mitigate Them – They’re Not Insurmountable – But They Won’t Fix Themselves, Either

~ AAS-TCADTEIA-AD-H-ITMCAIT ~ Algorithms Are Simplifications – They Can’t And Don’t Take Everything Into Account – Algorithms Do – However – Include The Most Common And Important Things

~ WKMTWCT ~ We Know More Than We Can Tell

~ ITDOTSMA-ITC-E-D-C ~ It’s The Dawn Of The Second Machine Age – It’s Three Characteristics – Exponential – Digital – Combinatorial

~ SLAM ~ Simultaneous Localization And Mapping

~ NE-ASWTVOARFEOIUIWEAU ~ Network Effect – A Situation Where The Value Of A Resource For Each Of Its Users Increases With Each Additional User

~ TEOB ~ The Economics Of Bits

~ MT-FPAI-MSLUEFMP-BAMIID-MPWFITC ~ Making Things – Free, Perfect And Instant – Might Seem Like Unreasonable Expectations For Most Products – But As More Information Is Digitized – More Products Will Fall Into These Categories

~ M2M ~ Machine-To-Machine – Devices Sharing Data With One Another Over Networks

~ MLYNR ~ New Layers Yield New Recipes

~ GPT ~ General Purpose Technologies

~ IACT ~ Information and Communication Technologies

~ T-’I-A-B-B’-VOTW-BBDEGEOOUU-IF-TITOFFR ~ The – “Innovation-As-Building-Block” – View Of The World – Building Blocks Don’t Ever Get Eaten Or Otherwise Used Up – In Fact – They Increase The Opportunities For Future Recombinations

~ BOI-CS ~ Billions of Innovators – Coming Soon

~ BATEHC-STMOM ~ But As The Economy Has Changed – So, Too, Must Our Metrics

~ MAMWWCAITSMAA-INT-MNM-BNA-A-INT ~ More And More What We Care About In The Second Machine Age Are – Ideas Not Things – Mind Not Matter – Bits Not Atoms – And – Interactions Not Transactions

~ TGIOTIAIT-IMW-WAKLATSOVITETWDFYA-MOTCHBIFALTSBWDNKWTLF ~ The Great Irony Of This Information Age Is That – In Many Ways – We Actually Know Less About The Sources Of Value In The Economy Than We Did Fifty Years Ago – Much Of The Change Has Been Invisible For A Long Time Simply Because We Did Not Know What To Look For

~ WT-GDP-LO ~ What – GDP – Leaves Out

~ F:GFWB-BF-GDP ~ Free: Good For Well-Being – Bad for – GDP

~ R&R ~ Reputations And Recommendations

~ IA ~ Intangible Assets

~ NMANFTSMA ~ New Metrics Are Needed For The Second Machine Age

~ WGMGD-IWALATWG-WWMTWDAGTWO-IWMOT-TWWCTITWMUBO ~ What Get Measured Gets Done – If We Are Looking At The Wrong Gauges – We Will Make The Wrong Decisions And Get The Wrong Outputs – If We Measure Only Tangibles – Then We Won’t Catch The Intangibles That Will Make Us Better Off

~ IWDM-P&I-TWWGTMPANEI ~ If We Don’t Measure – Pollution And Innovation – Then We Will Get Too Much Pollution And Not Enough Innovation

~ NETCCBC-A-NETCBC-C ~ Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted – And – Not Everything That Can Be Counted – Counts

~ HTMWD? ~ How’s The Median Worker Doing?

~ ASSOABP ~ A Smaller Slice Of A Bigger Pie

~ DTTTITEPTW-WOBLEAHLWR ~ Digital Technologies Tend To Increase The Economic Payoff To Winners – While Others Become Less Essential And Hence Less Well Rewarded

~ TSSABCIE ~ The Skill Set Affected By Computerization Is Evolving

~ TBW:S&S ~ The Biggest Winners: Stars And Superstars

~ MTG ~ Mind The Gap

~ WRALTAD ~ When Relative Advantage Leads To Absolute Domination

~ TSAOS ~ The Social Acceptability Of Superstars

~ TPCN ~ The Power Curve Nation

~ I-L-D-PR-A-TROL-IOBP-EO-OTBTEATROTGTSOEE-PP ~ Institutions – Like – Democracy – Property Rights – And – The Rule Of Law – Inclusive Ones Bring Prosperity – Extractive Ones – Ones That Bend The Economy And The Rules Of The Game To The Service Of Entrenched Elite – Bring Poverty

~ TU ~ Technological Unemployment

~ AAE:G ~ An Alternative Explanation: Globalization

~ MOOC ~ Massive Online Open Courses

~ TFF ~ The Fuzzy Future

~ SWMT-TW ~ Since We Must Tax – Tax Wisely

~ PT ~ Pigovian Taxes

~ TOER ~ Taxes On Economic Rents

~ RTBI ~ Revisiting The Basic Income

~ GI ~ Guaranteed Income

~ TNIT ~ The Negative Income Tax

~ TPE ~ The Peer Economy

~ WIW ~ Wild Ideas Welcomed

~ SA-‘MBH’-LM ~ Start A – “Made By Humans” – Labeling Movement

~ WOATDACDUOTARETKUS? ~ Will Our Ability To Detect And Counteract Destructive Uses Of Technology Advance Rapidly Enough To Keep Us Safe?

~ ITSMA-WNTTMMDA-WIIWRW-AWWV-BAIASAS ~ In The Second Machine Age – We Need To Think Much More Deeply About – What It Is We Really Want – And What We Value – Both As Individuals And As A Society

~ TIND-WSOD ~ Technology Is Not Destiny – We Shape Our Destiny

ALAN WHITEHORN ~ BASED ON WORK BY GREGORY STANTON ~ THE STEPS AND STAGES OF GENOCIDE

~ C-USDSTIVAOWEC ~ Classification ~ Using Simplistic, Dualistic Stereotypes That Ignore Variations And Overlaps Within Each Category

~ S-CSFDTJ ~ Symbolization ~ Classification Slips From Describing To Judging

~ D-TVGIPAFOTMCAPANB-TSFSA-A-EDABLTFH ~ Dehumanization ~ The Victim Group Is Portrayed As Falling Outside The Main Community And Perceived As Not Belonging – Then Scapegoated For Society’s Ills – And – Eventually Described As Being Less Than Fully Human

~ O-MBOMOVG-ASCBAOTVDPFA ~ Organization ~ Mobilization Begins Of Militia Or Vigilante Groups And State Censorship Blocks Accounts Of The Victims’ Desperate Pleas For Assistance

~ PAIE-TASFAMLI-STVGOICR-SOOPPTMRTVGAD ~ Polarization And Increased Inequality ~ The Authoritarian State Formalizes And Magnifies Legal Inequalities – Stripping The Victim Group Of Its Citizenship Rights – Social Organizations Or Political Parties That Might Represent The Vulnerable Group Are Disbanded

~ P-TIVNTBI-OFTWIS-L-SFTP-A-D-DLADUWNOPRLATT ~ Preparation ~ The Intended Victims Need To Be Identified – Often Forced To Wear Identifying Symbols – Located – Separated From The Public – And – Disarmed – Death Lists Are Drawn Up With Names Of Potential Resistance Leaders At The Top

~ E-TKMBDBFNFADCORHFSMGOWTABGWTV-BMO-TKIBFVGMOPSEU-FBTPATA ~ Extermination ~ The Killing May Be Done By Former Neighbours From A Different Clan Or Religion Hoping For Some Material Gain Or Wishing To Avoid Being Grouped With The Victims – But More Often – The Killing Is By Fanatical Vigilante Groups, Militias Or Paramilitary Special Extermination Units – Facilitated By The Police And The Army

~ D-TCDAMIOTEOSPAEASOSAC-TVTABFCTTTOTWBT ~ Denial ~ The Conspirators Deny Any Malevolent Intent Or The Existence Of Secret Plans And Employ A Screen Of Secrecy And Censorship – The Victims Themselves Are Blamed For Causing The Terrible Times Or Triggering What Befell Them

STEVEN PRESSFIELD ~ DO THE WORK ~ 2011

~ SBYR-DP-B ~ Start Before You’re Ready – Don’t Prepare – Begin

~ TEIR-OCB-E-A-TSJ-AAMRWW-C/S/W ~ The Enemy Is Resistance – Our Chattering Brain – Excuses – Alibies – Transparent Self-Justifications – And A Million Reasons Why We – Can’t/Shouldn’t/Won’t

~ RCBR-WWTW-NPTW ~ Research Can Become Resistance – We Want To Work – Not Prepare To Work

~ SP-COATPL ~ Stay Primitive – Conception Occurs At The Primal Level

~ DYTBDY-S/NB/PE-TASP ~ Discipline Yourself To Boil Down Your – Story/New Business/Philanthropic Enterprise – To A Single Page

~ WCNER-IWNGA-BWCOI-AWCEATAAPAII ~ We Can Never Eliminate Resistance – It Will Never Go Away – But We Can Outsmart It – And We Can Enlist Allies That Are As Powerful As It Is

~ OTWCNNPOTD-ITTRL-TUIOTFTTIIA ~ One Thing We Can Never, Never Permit Ourselves To Do – Is To Take Resistance Lightly – To Underestimate It Or To FaIl To Take It Into Account

~ DWAQ-A-DR-MIE ~ Don’t Worry About Quality – Act – Don’t Reflect – Momentum Is Everything

~ GTFVOYPD-FATZ-AFAYC ~ Get The First Version Of Your Project Done – From A To Z – As Fast As You Can – Don’t Stop – Don’t Look Down – Don’t Think – Get Something Done – However Flawed Or Imperfect – You Are Not Allowed To Judge Yourself

~ ICATTOL-TLINR-INL-WMGTMBWGTE-FRT-P-PLAC ~ Ideas Come According To Their Own Logic – That Logic Is Not Rational – It’s Not Linear – We May Get The Middle Before We Get The End – Forget Rational Thought – Play – Play Like A Child

~ OJINTCOI;OJITFOWOII-AWTB-ATBIIB ~ Our Job Is Not To Control Our Idea; Our Job Is To Figure Out What Our Idea Is – and Wants To Be – And Then Bring It Into Being

~ WAIPIOHAWT-’N-TITC’-TTIWW ~ When An Idea Pops Into Our Head And We Think – “No – This Is Too Crazy” – That’s The Idea We Want

~ TOORIA ~ The Opposite Of Resistance Is Assistance

~ AWIPGIOEF-IOGF-CBYWAYA-TFAL-SEIIO ~ A Work In Progress Generates Its Own Energy Field – Its Own Gravitational Field – Created By Your Will And Your Attention – This Field Attracts Like-Spirited Entities Into Its Orbit

~ RPTQTEAAOU:’HBDYWI?’-’WDYWI?’ ~ Resistance Puts Two Questions To Each And All Of Us: “How Bad Do You Want It?” – “Why Do You Want It?”

~ OCFIFOS ~ Our Greatest Fear Is Fear Of Success

~ WWAS-TI-WWHBTOOS-DAS-S-WWAAIOCAETAHL-TWPS ~ When We Are Succeeding – That Is – When We Have Begun To Overcome Our Self-Doubt And Self-Sabotage – When We Are Advancing In Our Craft And Evolving To A Higher Level – That’s When Panic Strikes

~ WWEP-IMTWATCAT-WPOTDOAHP ~ When We Experience Panic – It Means That We’re About To Cross A Threshold – We’re Poised On The Doorstep Of A Higher Plane

~ BFITCPOAP-IWCF-AOWIFN ~ Because Finishing Is The Critical Part Of Any Project – If We Can’t Finish – All Our Work Is For Nothing

~ FTDIFFS-INHTFAA ~ From The Day I Finally Finished Something – I’ve Never Had Trouble Finishing Anything Again

TOM KALIL ~ HOW TO RUN A PRIZE

~ SASOAPOO ~ Shine A Spotlight On A Problem Or Opportunity

~ POFR ~ Pay Only For Results

~ TAAGWPWTOAIMLTS ~ Target An Ambitious Goal Without Predicting Which Team Or Approach Is Most Likely To Succeed

~ RBUSTTTT ~ Reach Beyond Usual Suspects To Tap Top Talent

~ SPSIMTGTTPP ~ Stimulate Private-Sector Investment Many Times Greater Than The Prize Purse

~ B-O-O-D-PTB ~ Bring – Out-Of-Discipline – Perspectives To Bear

~ IRTBOALPF ~ Inspire Risk Taking By Offering A Level Playing Field

~ ECTMAVP ~ Establish Clear Target Metrics And Validation Protocols

ELIZAETH BLACKBURN + ELISSA EPEL ~ TIPS FOR CREATING NEW HABITS – TIPS FOR BREAKING OLD HABITS ~ THE TELOMERE EFFECT ~ 2017

~ SC-SIYNHP-ISD ~ Small Changes – Slip Into Your New Habit Painlessly – In Small Doses

~ SI-TYSCOAATAARPOYD ~ Staple It – Tack Your Small Change Onto An Activity That’s Already A Routine Part Of Your Day

~ MAGLZ-TTSYCFTM-TLL-

~ DD-JD ~ Don’t Decide – Just Do

~ CI-HAQMCETYPYNH ~ Celebrate It – Have A Quick Mini-Celebration Each Time You Practice Your New Habit

~ IYBATEYP-FAT ~ Increase Your Brain’s Ability To Execute Your Plans – Foster Analytical Thought

~ DTTCWYAFD-WUTCAIYF ~ Don’t Try The Change When You Are Feeling Depleted – Wait Until The Conditions Are In Your Favor

~ SC-SYSTRTNOTYT ~ Stimulus Control – Shape Your Surroundings To Reduce The Number Of Times You’re Tempted

~ FYNAR-YHMETSYWP ~ Follow Your Natural Alertness Rhythms – You’ll Have More Energy To Stoke Your Will Power