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Four Links to Make You Think July 26th - July 30th

Natalie LeRoy
Making different decisions in different languages, when in person collaboration is important, beyond the end of burning fossil-fuels, and the true cost of shipping cheap goods.
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Do you make different decisions in different languages?

"It may be intuitive that people would make the same choices regardless of the language they are using, or that the difficulty of using a foreign language would make decisions less systematic," he explained. "We discovered, however, that the opposite is true: Using a foreign language reduces decision-making biases."

Added his colleague Sayuri L. Hayakawa: “Your native language is acquired from your family, from your friends, from television. It becomes infused with all these emotions.”


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When does in-person collaboration make a difference?


Every organization is grappling with the expectations of when to come in to the office again and trying to determine if it affects workflow… or not. At Apple there has been open and public pushback in the “disconnect between how the executive team thinks about remote/location-flexible work and the lived experiences of many of Apple’s employees.” As Priya Parker notes in The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, it’s critical that we reimagine a routine and relationship building of the modern workplace: by changing how we meet.


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Post fossil-fuel burning isn’t the end of our issues


“Zachary Byrum, a research analyst in carbon removal at the World Resources Institute, likes to compare our atmosphere to a rapidly filling bathtub. “Even if we turn the tap off, we still have a bathtub of CO2 that is full up to the top,” he said. “It might evaporate, but that would take a very long time. You have to make a drain so that the water, or CO2 in this metaphor, can go somewhere, and carbon removal is the means to do that.”


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What’s the true cost of cheap goods in shipping?


Two ecological gatherings, Pacific Environment and Stand.earth, worked with noticeable oceanic specialists to follow merchandise imported by the 15 gigantic retail monsters in the United States. They then, at that point measured the ozone harming substance outflows and air contaminations related with those imports, generally carried across the seas on load ships running on dirty fortification fuel. In 2019, bringing in some 3.8 million steel trailers of freight produced as much carbon dioxide emanations as three coal-terminated force plants. These shipments additionally delivered as much brown haze shaping nitrous oxide as 27.4 million vehicles and trucks do in a year, as per the report.


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