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George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

When a frustrated young woman asked the most brilliant man in the world why we’re alive, Einstein responded in five poignant lines. This question – at the heart of which is a concern with the meaning of life – has since been answered by many other great minds: For David Foster Wallace, it was about going through life fully conscious; for Carl Sagan, about our significant insignificance in the cosmos; for Annie Dillard, about learning to live with impermanence; forRichard Feynman, about finding the open channel; for Anaïs Nin, about living and relating to others “as if they might not be there tomorrow”; for Henry Miller, about the mesmerism of the unknown; and for Leo Tolstoy, about finding knowledge to guide our lives. Read more of this post

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Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

March 17, 2014 by Shane Parrish

“The main problem is that we think we understand the minds of others, and even our own mind, better than we actually do.”

Despite the fact I do it countless times a day, I’m sometimes terrible at it. Our lives are guided by our inferences about what others think, believe, feel, and want. Understanding the minds of others is one of the keys to social success. With that in mind, I read Nicholas Epley’s new book Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. Read more of this post

When checklists work and when they don’t

When checklists work and when they don’t

March 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

The following is a guest post by Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, and Director of Ariadne Labs, in Boston. Read more of this post

Spreadsheets and Global Mayhem; Researchers in several countries are designing mathematical models to predict atrocities and war

Spreadsheets and Global Mayhem

By SOMINI SENGUPTAMARCH 22, 2014

IN this age of fine-grained prediction, a variety of algorithms hover around us all the time to divine what we might buy, whom we might mate with, and whom we are likely to vote for at election time. Now social scientists are using some of these same tools to predict when we are likely to do horrible things to one another. Read more of this post

Japan’s Aeon is looking to expand in five ASEAN countries

Japan’s Aeon is looking to expand in five ASEAN countries

Sunday, March 23, 2014 – 11:13

Sucheera Pinijparakarn

The Nation/Asia News Network

That is especially the case for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

The Aeon Group has assigned Aeon Thana Sinsap (Thailand) to oversee microfinance and leasing businesses in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos through the latter’s wholly owned subsidiaries. Read more of this post

Tesco confirms joint venture with Tata in India

Tesco confirms joint venture with Tata in India

Fri, Mar 21 2014

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Tesco (TSCO.L: QuoteProfile,ResearchStock Buzz) has sealed a joint venture agreement with a unit of India’s Tata Group that will see it invest $140 million and become the first foreign supermarket to enter the country’s $500 billion pounds retail sector. Read more of this post

Tata’s New Models Show Confidence in Indonesia

Tata’s New Models Show Confidence in Indonesia

By Heru Andriyanto on 11:38 am Mar 21, 2014

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