In this issue of the Greg Alder Co newsletter we look at the brain – the tricks it plays, the way it works, ways to improve its fitness and its role in determining our success or failure. In short, a lot to think about.
An eight year study has revealed the characteristics that make some people great innovators – and help them lead the innovation changes in their organisations. These are not skills that these innovators are born with, as Forbes magazine points out: “These characteristics are not simply a genetic endowment of the lucky few. Anyone can change [...]
Along with Project Gutenberg (see previous post), iTunes University is another brilliant concept to advance knowledge around the world. There are now 350,000 free lectures, videos and other educational resources from campuses like Yale, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard and MIT. Yesterday, whilst exercising in my local gym I attended a Yale lecture on Richard Wright’s Black [...]
Have you heard of Project Gutenberg? This great initiative makes 36,000 books available as free downloads for your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or other ebook reader. So far the project has seen the publication of classics from Plato, Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dumas, popular fiction from Beatrix Potter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne, philosophy, religious [...]
This is Sophocles. He’s here because he’s at the heart of The Moral Leader seminar from the Harvard Business School. I recently came across a 2007 article on the seminar which started me thinking about a whole series of questions regarding business ethics. Questions like: Is it possible to separate a corporation’s moral values from [...]
This is a blog about creativity. It is also a blog about education. The two should be linked. But they are not. This is also a blog about Sir Ken Robinson and his thoughts on education and its effect on creativity. So, let’s get going. I want to start by writing about education. I have [...]