Category Archives: Self-Knowledge

On Workplace Depersonalization

I have been thinking a lot lately about workplace depersonalization. Let me give you a couple of examples. True stories. I go for a doctor’s appointment and am sitting in the waiting area while others check in. One of the receptionists says to an older, incoming patient: “Oh, hello! It’s so nice to see you! […]

Meta-Time

It’s often the thing needed most but, given how busy we are, it’s the last thing we give time to: evaluating how our time and energies are being used. Are we working on the right stuff? In the right way? Do we have the right people in the room? What is our real status? Our […]

On Not Wanting to Know

I attended a conference lately on open science where one of the speakers discussed how we can now create detailed human genetic profiles. For example, it is possible to give a pregnant woman or a new mom knowledge of all the diseases to which her baby might be susceptible. But, it turns out, there’s a […]

Leadership and Beauty

A recent New York Times article, “How Beauty is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution,” caught my eye and ear. Ferris Jabr’s lucid prose verges at the end of the article to poetry and is framed throughout with exquisite images of bird feathers by Kenji Aoki. The content of the article is about evolutionary biology and scientific […]