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Conference Calls And The Brain-Body Connection

The body is deeply involved in human thinking. But although at one level that idea seems uncontroversial (we all know that we make better decisions when we’re well rested and reasonably fed), actually, there’s a whole lot more to understand. As I was explaining to a group of IT professionals in London last night, there’s an entire field …

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Finding The Others

In an inspiring quote, hippy guru Timothy Leary invited people who feel different to “find the others”. And I suppose that’s what I’ve been doing for the last year or so – resulting in some fascinating conversations and opportunities. For example, I’ve been finding the others who care about self-organisation and self-management, which has led to …

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How A Conference Call Changed Modern Warfare

How many people can you have on a conference call before it becomes completely useless? Six? Eight? A dozen? How about thousands – on a call that apparently helped to change the shape of modern warfare? In his new book Team Of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal explains how a giant-sized daily videoconference became a crucial weapon for …

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