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In South Africa, one of the words that most inspired the truth and reconciliation process (TRC) after the end of formal/political apartheid was “ubuntu”: I am who I am because of you. We are who we are because of each other. Every single one of us is unique. All of us are affected by what effects each of us. When we are able to glimpse the beauty in this concept…it will help us in truly building a movement which embraces and is embraced by people all across the country.

Be the Change

Why the real question isn’t ‘Who are you?’ but ‘Who are we?’

Global Protest 10.06

A reply to someone who asked “Who are you?” to the many Romanians who’ve not yet come out to actively take part in the country’s largest environmental and civil rights movement in history….

“Captain Planet I deeply appreciate and respect your questions. They’re questions being asked by many of those taking part in activities and events across the country and around the world in support of Salvati Rosia Montana. They’re questions that deserve answers – but also tell us as much about ourselves, the movement, our country, and this moment, as they try to discover about those you’re asking them to.

Is it unusual that people aren’t becoming active and involved in the movement? Of course not. Is it strange that perhaps the majority of the country still don’t really know what it’s all about and what’s happening?…

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What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like “farting around … in the dark.” In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science as it is really practiced and suggests that we should value what we don’t know — or “high-quality ignorance” — just as much as what we know.

Stuart Firestein teaches students and “citizen scientists” that ignorance is far more important to discovery than knowledge.

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Scott Berkun is the author of four previous books and a sought-after speaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. From 2010 to 2012 Scott led Team Social at Automattic. The Year Without Pants: and the future of work recounts his experiences and reflections on leading a distributed team at Automattic. We recently got the chance to ask Scott a few questions about the book and his time at Automattic.

Give us a little insight into the title of the book, The Year Without Pants: and the future of work. What does being pantsless, or pants-free have to do with the future of work?
Scott Berkun: A recent Gallup Poll showed 71% of workers…

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Posted: August 13, 2013 in people

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