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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Decision-making, Wellbeing

    Thierry Malleret and Chris Maxwell, "Enhance Decision Making and Problem Solving by Walking"

    Wharton Executive Education - 30 Sep 2018

    A bit self-serving because we co-wrote it, but it doesn’t make it less true! Leading decision makers are increasingly recognizing that not only are walking and working compatible, but that walking actually improves business outcomes. Simple yet effective: walking improves decision-making and problem solving (reads in 3-5 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2018

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  • ECONOMICS, SOCIETY

    Martin Wolf, "Why so little has changed since the financial crash"

    Financial Times - paywall - 4 Sep 2018

    Normally, we don’t include FT articles because of the paywall, but this one is so incisive and such a salutary warning that we decided to make an exception. The editorialist argues that the current inertia is caused by the power of vested interests. We live in a rent-extracting economy in which monopoly and “zero-sum” activities are pervasive. Few question the value of the vast quantities of financial sector activity that continue to exist, or recognize the risks of further big financial crises (reads in 6-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2018

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  • GEOPOLITICS, Europe, SOCIETY

    Jochen Bittner, "How the Far Right Conquered Sweden"

    The New York Times - metered paywall - 6 Sep 2018

    On Sunday, Sweden - a successful economy and a bastion of social democracy - might end up with a far-right party in government after national elections. This is a must-read to understand how the issue of migration (factual or not) is going to shape politics for years to come. Countries that refuse to deal with the realities of mass immigration are bound to be in trouble (reads in 5-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2018

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