Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Peace of mind: The Battle"

8/28/10. Paul Beston writes a review of Ms. Sissela Bok's book "Exploring Happiness." Ms. Bok brings to bear her formidable talents in moral philosophy to contribute wide knowledge in this area.

"In the end, Ms. Bok believes science, philosophy..., and personality experience all have worthwhile things to tell use about happiness. She reminds use than human beings have sought happiness in all times and circumstances, even when faced with poverty , disease and war. There is thus a great deal of wisdom to draw on."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703649004575437652525950856.html?mod=WSJ_Books_LS_Books_5#printMode

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Still Surprised. A Memoir of a Life in Leadership"

8/17/10, Adrian Woolridge, management editor for "The Economist," reviews eighty-five year old Warren Bennis' book "Still Surprised." I have followed Bennis' writings on leadership for many years, and was surprised by this review.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960004575427401431015016.html?KEYWORDS=warren+bennis

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"The Power Trip"

8/15/10. Jonah Lehrer, author of "How We Decide," and "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," writes:

"Contrary to the Machiavellian cliche, nice people are more likely to rise to power. Then something strange happens:  Authority undermines the very talents that got them there."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704407804575425561952689390.html?KEYWORDS=jonah+lehrer

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The New Science of Morality

8/10/10. There is a growing body of thoughtful research that clarifies and expands the developing field of the science of morality. This is an Edge conference.

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/morality10/morality10_index.html

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Evolutionary Psychology

8/7/10. A conversation with evolutionary psychologists Leda Cosmides and John Tooby. What makes the invisible hand such a frightening idea? Watch this remarkable video.

http://reason.com/blog/2010/08/05/leda-cosmides-john-tooby

Leda Cosmides and John Tooby: "A Primer on Evolutionary Psychology"

http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/cep/primer.html