April 16th, 2014
Another side of the “Great Emancipator”

On This Day: In 1862 President Lincoln refused to pardon the 38 Santee Sioux people sentenced to hang for protecting their land during the Dakota War of 1862. In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes. No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux represented by a defense in court. President Lincoln personally reviewed the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder against civilians. The Army executed the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota. It remains the largest mass execution in American history. (via John Hagel)

Another side of the “Great Emancipator”

On This Day: In 1862 President Lincoln refused to pardon the 38 Santee Sioux people sentenced to hang for protecting their land during the Dakota War of 1862. In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes. No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux represented by a defense in court. President Lincoln personally reviewed the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder against civilians. The Army executed the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota. It remains the largest mass execution in American history. (via John Hagel)

April 16th, 2014

It’s really pretty simple …

April 16th, 2014
April 16th, 2014

"Being out on the edge, when everything is at risk, is where you learn and grow the most …" Jim Whittaker

(Source: facebook.com)

April 16th, 2014

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability)

Trust and vulnerability allow us to divert energy to things that really matter - from Deb Mills-Scofield

April 16th, 2014

M.I.T.’s Alex Pentland: Measuring Idea Flows to Accelerate Innovation

Flow rules: knowledge about the flow of ideas can accelerate the pace of innovation

April 15th, 2014
April 15th, 2014

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Creativity may be hardwired into human brains but requires turning off the self-censoring part of the brain - lessons from jazz

April 15th, 2014

Cute Cats Redux

All those cute cats and dogs on the Internet are not a waste of time, but healing

April 15th, 2014

Oxytocin: Still Not a Moral Molecule

The dark side of oxytocin - how moral does it really make you?

April 14th, 2014

A different form of creative destruction …

April 14th, 2014
Street View Treks: Angkor Wat

Awesome Google street view of one of my favorite places in the world - Angkor Wat

Street View Treks: Angkor Wat

Awesome Google street view of one of my favorite places in the world - Angkor Wat

April 14th, 2014

Playing the long game is the key to mastering creativity

April 14th, 2014
First study to provide biological evidence that there are positive and negative thinkers 

Is positive and negative thinking hardwired into brain? Intriguing experiment suggests it might be.

First study to provide biological evidence that there are positive and negative thinkers

Is positive and negative thinking hardwired into brain? Intriguing experiment suggests it might be.

April 14th, 2014

The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness?

In case you needed proof, all the education in the world won’t necessarily teach you much about what it means to be happy

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