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New Book Brings Lessons from Soccer to Managers and Organizations

The World Cup is about more than soccer. For George Washington University professor and consultant Peter Loge, the most popular sporting event on the planet is also about management. Not management of the teams in the tournament but rather lessons managers and organizations outside of soccer can learn from what some call “the beautiful game.”

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The Psychology behind the Meme

by Tim Ward and Teresa Erickson The word meme was coined by philosopher of science Richard Dawkins. In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene he mused about how ideas influence human evolution. Our ideas pass on mental information (“units of culture”) encoded electrically in our brains’ neural networks. Through “survival of the fittest,” the winning

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Uniting Psychology and Spirituality: Awareness is Freedom

By publisher Tim Ward. Originally published in the Huffington Post. Psychology and spirituality are often seen as opposite, even antagonistic, ventures. The scientists who conduct psychological research raise their eyebrows skeptically when the topic of spirituality is raised: It all seems so fuzzy and subjective. On the other hand, spiritual practitioners are often just as

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Extract: Strip: The Making of a Feminist

Catlyn Ladd gives us a compelling and dramatic view into the world of desire. Her journey, mind and body and heart, takes the reader into her experience as a voyeur without judgment and with critical insight. The book is raw, dangerous, sensitive, and real, like the life Ladd portrays. It reads like social science with

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A NEW WAVE RISING

by Neil Richardson Surfing like other complex tasks requires going with the flow and adapting to new situations as they emerge. Letting go and allowing some chaos into your life is essential for growth. In my book co-written with Rick Smyre Preparing For A World That Doesn’t Exist-Yet we explore how communities and organizations can thrive in

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