The Age of Automation: How Can We Adapt?

The Age of Automation: How Can We Adapt?

Does automation contribute to unemployment? How can we adapt to the world where most jobs are performed by technology? The age of automation is upon us. Already, many jobs that used to be performed by humans can be completed by robots, and this is only the beginning. To address the looming challenges of automation, we must build a people-centered economy. Keep reading to learn about the looming challenges increasing automation brings.

The 3 Cultural Challenges That Leaders Face

The 3 Cultural Challenges That Leaders Face

As you strive to shape the culture of your organization, what should you expect? How flexible should you be? Does every employee need to be on board? In his book What You Do Is Who You Are, CEO and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz discusses three cultural challenges that leaders face as they seek to shape their organization’s culture. He explains that they must deal with the fact that culture is both aspirational and actionable, culture is always evolving, and culture is universal. Continue reading to learn more about these challenges.

Kate Raworth: What Is Homo Economicus?

Kate Raworth: What Is Homo Economicus?

What is “homo economicus”? Does the assumption of homo economicus reflect an average economic agent? Economics, once focused on the study of the production of goods and services, has branched into psychology and now purports to explain the motivations and beliefs of the human beings who produce those goods and services. At the heart of the current economic theory is “homo economicus”—the idea that humans are rational beings making optimal economic choices in the light of perfect access to information. Here’s why the homo economicus model is ultimately flawed, according to Kate Raworth.

The Psychology of Social Interaction

The Psychology of Social Interaction

How does the social environment affect human behavior? Do you behave differently around the higher-ups? Social environment has a tremendous influence on human behavior. People tend to act differently than their normal self around higher-ups and people from out-groups. Also, men tend to take greater risks in the company of women. Keep reading to learn about the psychology of social interaction.

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav: Book Overview

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav: Book Overview

What’s The Seat of the Soul about? What does it say about the nature of the universe and the material world? What does it teach about the soul’s purpose and evolution? The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav is a best-selling exploration of the soul’s evolutionary journey through the material realm. Published in 1989, following Zukav’s acclaimed The Dancing Wu Li Masters (which explored the connection between quantum physics and spirituality), this book earned a spot as an Oprah Winfrey favorite and gained a wide following throughout the 1990s. Keep reading for our overview of The Seat of the

Hormones and Neurotransmitters in the Brain

Hormones and Neurotransmitters in the Brain

What is a neurotransmitter? What are the key neurotransmitters that shape our behavior and moods? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that pass on signals between the brain’s cells—neurons. Neurotransmitters play a key role in how you feel and act moment to moment. There are dozens of neurotransmitters at work in the human brain, but the most noteworthy ones are dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and testosterone. Let’s take a look at the major brain neurotransmitters and how they drive behavior.

What Is the Key to Success in Trading?

What Is the Key to Success in Trading?

Why do most people give up trading? Is trading really that hard as it’s made out to be? What does it take to become a successful trader? One of the keys to achieving success in trading is simply a matter of trading a lot. Provided you have a sound strategy, over time you’ll become more adept at reading market patterns and predicting what happens next with ever-increasing accuracy. Here’s how to achieve success in trading.

The 5 Best Quotes From The Alchemist (+ Analysis)

The 5 Best Quotes From The Alchemist (+ Analysis)

What are the best quotes from The Alchemist? How can these quotes help you understand the messages of the book better? In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho teaches us, through the story of a shepherd boy who has the courage to follow his dreams, the power of transformation for our lives. To date, The Alchemist, published in 1988, is Coelho’s best-known work, and it was an international bestseller. Below are some of the top quotes from The Alchemist with analysis.