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The secret ingredient that makes some teams better than others

Culture defines any business, but it’s one of the hardest things to manage. In this extract from her new TED Book, Margaret Heffernan lays out the often-overlooked element necessary to build an effective, efficient organization: social capital. 2,872 more words


Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree


Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker.


In the 1950s, Alice Stewart was studying childhood cancer on a shoestring budget. Since she’d only be able to run a single study with minimal analysis, she surveyed people, asking them everything possible and seeing if anything gave a correlation. 379 more words

Dare to disagree

To learn we must be able to disagree, argues Margaret Heffernan. True.

“How do we develop the skill to do this?” she then asks.  A great question, but one she doesn’t answer. 58 more words


Are you afraid to raise your hand and speak up? You're not alone.

Willful blindness: a term used in law to describe a situation in which an individual seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally putting his or herself in a position where he or she will be unaware of facts that would render him or her liable.

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Do we need Conflict to have Peace?

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate

(Margaret Heffernan)

In everyday life we tend to equate conflict with war, but actually war or violence are actually responses to conflict.

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Echo Chambers: Dare to Disagree?

“[O]n the internet, we’ve convinced ourselves we’re seeing the world, while actually seeing tiny subcultures we’ve created around the same biases and preferences we have offline.” – …
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Back to business playlist: Be better at work

In this four-part series, we commemorate the Back to Business season with a playlist of TED talks we feel are the most inspirational, compelling, and helpful in increasing productivity and creativity at work. 536 more words

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