Three economists issued a wake-up call of some sort about the economy and sleep. The economists say that people who say they lose sleep over the economy are — in the aggregate, statistically speaking, based on some data and cogitation —wrong. Read More
Do you want your doctor to diagnose an ailment by Googling?
A new medical search engine called Parzival is taking the wraps off this week, aiming to guide doctors and medical researchers to the most reliable sources when they're hunting for information about diseases and treatments.
Read MoreFree the knowledgeThe Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing
Taxpayers in the United States spend $139 billion a year on scientific research, yet much of this research is inaccessible not only to the public, but also to other scientists.(a) This is the consequence of an exploitative scientific journal system that rewards academic publishers while punishing taxpayers, scientists, and universities. Fortunately, cheap open-access alternatives are not only possible, but already beginning to take root, suggesting a way forward to a more open and equitable system for sharing research. Read MoreCommunity ManagementGet what you want, without telling people what to do
By Rachel Happe
In my January post, Redefining Management in the Digital Age, I talked about how management is changing as individuals gain more power, market access (and information) is commoditizing, and loosely coupled groups are taking on more value creation and distribution. These trends are colliding to make traditional management at best inefficient at, and at worst detrimental to, attracting and keeping the best talent. Read More
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