Is Google's moral compass broken?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comic Ari Shaffir talks about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, and growing up and growing out of bad habits.
While the Patriots battle the Eagles during Super Bowl LII, asteroid AJ129 is flying pretty close to Earth, cosmically speaking. But how close exactly will it be, and should you be concerned?
Technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few generations. In the early 1960s, computer mainframes the size of semi-truck trailers that used transistors were considered cutting-edge because […]
New research finds evidence that the gravitational pull of Jupiter and Venus has been warping our orbit every 405,000 years, at least as far back as 215 million years ago.
Efficiency is an obsession for many organizations—whether they’re businesses, nonprofits, or government agencies. However, efficiency isn’t a metric in and of itself. Efficiency is always linked to another performance metric; […]
A Clinton Global Initiative event at Northeastern University highlights the work of its alums.
Decades of studies have shown parents to be less happy than their childless peers. But are the kids to blame?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author and former Wall Street hedge fund analyst Sheelah Kolhatkar on the reality and the dangers of the financial industry today.
Design thinking is a process that emphasizes creating human-centric solutions to common business problems. While this general definition explains the primary goal of design thinking, it doesn’t really cover the […]
There are many different “secret sauces” used by various organizations to fuel employee innovation and engagement. From production systems that foster employee independence and authority, to specific training programs and […]
As one of the biggest manmade structures in the sky and at a cost of over $100b, it's the place where the space age dream is still alive.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor and author Alan Alda on the art of communication (for good and evil), social anxiety, the mind of a billionaire, and more.
Generating excitement and enthusiasm for a new learning program can be an enormous challenge for any organization. Very few working adults find “going back to school” to be an appealing […]
In our modern, increasingly globalized world, organizations both large and small are being tasked with managing ever more diverse workforces. As our understanding of diversity evolves, we see it in […]
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Geneticist Jennifer Doudna on the profound implications of her CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology for the future of humanity.
New data shows the way in which we decide what kinds of music we'll like for the rest of our lives by the time we're 14.
Every organization wants to have the best possible leadership, and will shell out big dollars to find and retain them. A strong leader can inspire others to be more dedicated—which […]
In one of our wildest episodes ever, comedian Jeff Garlin cuts the surprise clip short to call B.S. on neuroscience and complexity.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Oxford historian Peter Frankopan on two millennia of the flow of germs, ideas, commerce, and more from East to West and vice versa.
The end of the year is nearly here, and all throughout the nation employees are beginning their holiday celebrations.. For many, the holidays are a chance to sit back, relax, […]
With 2017 entering its final quarter, many organizations are rushing to prepare for the new year. Getting a solid plan in place for the upcoming year can make an enormous […]
Is providing healthcare for all too expensive, or is it a failure of our moral imagination to say so? What first appears as an economic reality can too quickly become an excuse for inaction.
Getting a self-directed learning (SDL) course off the ground is an enormous challenge for many organizations. While SDL empowers employees to make their own decisions and control the direction and […]
Late night texts provide insights on America’s recreational drug use, documenting good and bad times with meth, cocaine, heroin, pills, marijuana, LSD, and ecstasy.
There’s no denying that technology has had an enormous impact on business communication—as well as almost every other aspect of business. The ability to instantly communicate with almost anyone from […]