Spreading the Word: Teaming instead of Competing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a TED talk given by Amy Edmondson, a professor of leadership and management at the Harvard Business School. The video lasts only about 13 minutes and it speaks of the great value and immense importance of teamwork. The talk is not …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Human Fragility

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article that I saw today in my inbox. It spoke to me as it may to many others because it tells about our natural, undeniable, inescapable human fragility. The author offers snippets of wisdom by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum about how to live with …

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Spreading the Word: The Speaking Trees

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article about the secret lives of trees. Some of you may already know this but I think it is so amazing that it's worth reminding ourselves - trees communicate to each other, they have their own webs of information flow. There is a series …

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Spreading the Word: Interview with Yuval Noah Harari on COVID-19

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an interview with the famous historian, professor Yuval Noah Harari published on 22.04.2020. In it, professor shares his views on the biggest dangers that face us in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps unexpectedly, he thinks that the virus itself is not our most serious …

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Inspiration for the Weekend – revisiting an older article

This is an ad hoc post outside of my usual schedule. Yet, given the current tough circumstances worldwide, I thought an exception to the rule is permissible. We are approaching a weekend that in some places will last longer than usual and is often associated with nice family traditions (Easter bunny, egg hunt, gathering with …

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Spreading the Word: Heartfelt Stories of the Nurses from 1918 Influenza Pandemic

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a very short but moving and heartfelt article that tells about the stories of nurses who helped the sick and the needy in Philadelphia a century ago - during the "great influenza pandemic of 1918". It builds on the first-hand accounts of the nurses compiled …

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Meditation on Humanity in Isolation

At the time of writing, humanity finds itself in the crisis of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It is the second half of March 2020. Situation worldwide changes by the hour. Most news reports are dedicated to giving updates on the numbers of those who got ill and those who died in various countries. One reads …

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