Perth Leadership Institute - Work and Careers Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:04:26 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Is reading bad for you?
As a book writer myself I’m always interested to see who might want to read my books, or for that matter, any books. The bad news is that the book market is essentially flat, so doesn’t look like I’m going to make out with my book, even if it were a best-seller, which it’s not. The slightly better news is that e-books are growing a little faster bu...]]> (etedprince) Uncategorized Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:15:56 +0000
Are universities obsolete?
So I’m sure you’ve heard about the MOOCs – massively open online courses? There’s a bunch of them now like Udacity and Coursera. Many universities are adding new online course offerings powered by them. So the MOOCs are already doing a little to disrupt the university scene. But so far they haven’t had a fundamental impact, notwithstanding recent m...]]> (etedprince) Work and Careers Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:23:57 +0000
Could you purposely redesign your personality with a pill?
Another apparently useless piece of information, courtesy of researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Massachusetts medical School. It looks like particular chemicals in your immune system cause you to be social. Specifically it’s a molecule called gamma interferon. Who would have thunk it? For some reason, the immune system ...]]> (etedprince) Leadership Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:35:26 +0000
What’s Your Next but One Career?
I guess you just saw that Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million for having his sex videos publicly uploaded by Gawker? My thought on this is I wonder whether this will form the basis for a new career. Celebrity litigant? Sexpert? Another reality show? The Hulk has had a few careers so far, starting with his wrestling career. Naturally dropped out of ...]]> (etedprince) Popular Culture Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:20:47 +0000
Are women smarter than men – but only after babies?
So while Trump disses women, the women are nonetheless showing their mettle a la Hilary and Fox's Megyn Kelley. That brings me (well, kind of) to an article I read recently in New Scientist “Busting the baby brain myth: Why motherhood makes minds sharper”. The author (a woman btw) is out to debunk what she sees as being the myth of the “baby brain”...]]> (etedprince) Decision-making Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:23:04 +0000
Self-Driving Hoverboard Flash Mobs are the Next Big Thing!
I guess you’ve seen all these new-fangled hoverboards? Clearly a totally new and superior form of transportation. As usual the powers-that-be are trying to shut them down. Like planes banning them coz their batteries may catch fire. What a bunch of sissy-poos. I mean think of all the new stuff you can do with them. Walking – oops – hoverboarding in...]]> (etedprince) Popular Culture Sat, 02 Jan 2016 15:41:02 +0000
Pop-Up Careers: The New Normal? (etedprince) Work and Careers Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:49:39 +0000