Many of you have probably heard of ‘cogito, ergo sum’ (‘I think, therefore, I am’). But does consciousness stem from our brain? What about the role of our body? Of our feelings, and emotions? Is consciousness ours anyway?
Some feel we live in an awful period. A period of uncertainty and imbalance. Some are anxiously waiting for the storm to pass by. But we've reached a point of no return. And I must say; I am very excited to live in this era. Not without fear, yet whole-heartedly embracing the unknown, our vulnerability and sheer endless possibility.
The purpose of management development lies within its potential to attract, retain and develop people in alignment with organisational goals. But be aware! The 21st Century poses some daunting challenges...
Recently, I came across this little excerpt that I would like to share with you all. Latest developments in neuroscience prove striking similarities between how our brains react to financial gains on the stock markets and how they react to the effects of cocaine.
'Happiness Economics'. 'Social Capital'. Economist imperialists are introducing fancy terms in their urge to expand their rational economic approach into 'the Social' . Meanwhile, you and I already know by nature, and now for a fact, what makes us happier; Giving.
iRobot. The Matrix. The Terminator. Somehow we seem fascinated by the thought of a robotized future. Some are freightened by this idea. Others fully embrace it. Some people even think of ourselves as robots. But wait a minute: Are we robots?
One could argue that over the past centuries we have been cultivating a society that builds on some very 'masculine' traits. Trend watchers are prophesizing that our 21st century’s society will be dominated by ‘feminine’ characteristics. ‘Who will win?’, I hear you ask.