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We need to let go of our misguided devotion to personal agency

Eliza Anyangwe op The Correspondent:

Where do you even start with joining with your neighbours to bring about change in your neighbourhood if you don’t know who your neighbours are? Giving money to a cause, buying Fairtrade roses and sugar, signing an online petition: one can do all these things without having to deal with another person and their thoughts about what is best. Collective agency is a muscle we are leaving to atrophy.

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Why Groups Struggle to Solve Problems Together

Harvard Business Review:

We assume our go-to way for solving problems alone, intuitively, can be effectively deployed to solve problems together. But more often than not, it can’t. Instead, we should hold methodical meetings, discussions that deliberately and explicitly aim to conquer just one stage at a time.

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De Kluis, Sint-Joris-Weert, 11 november 2019

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Adios, PowerPoint. This Simple Document Template Makes Meetings Shorter, Sweeter, and Smarter

Interessant template:

Here’s a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that’s intended to drive toward a decision.

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Who Would I Be Without Instagram?

Tavi Gevinson:

I think I am a writer and an actor and an artist. But I haven’t believed the purity of my own intentions ever since I became my own salesperson, too.

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In its insatiable pursuit of power, Silicon Valley is fuelling the climate crisis

Rebecca Solnit:

Though many have used technology to further democracy and participation, big tech doesn’t want us to be citizens. It wants us to be consumers.

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2020 Planner: two zero to zero

Interessant project:

During the current era of global warming, you may be wondering what you can do about it and whether your efforts will make any difference at all. Without being moralistic or taking up a strong position, this organizer discloses facts to raise awareness, provides answers, and offers information that will make you think.

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Matt Lucas and David Walliams return to BBC Radio 4 for one-off special, Little Brexit

Driewerf hoera!

Characters we’ll be hearing from include Dafydd, Vicky Pollard, Emily Howard, Marjorie Dawes, Mr Mann, and Lou and Andy.

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Vennbahn: The World’s Weirdest Border?

Over een streepje België in Duitsland:

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Westmalle dubbel shampoo

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In de Kempische trappistenabdijen schuimt het! De zusters van Brecht maken zeepproducten en de paters van Westmalle trappistenbier. De Westmalle Dubbel, gebrouwen op amper 5 kilometer van de abdij van Brecht, werd toegevoegd aan een kwaliteitsshampoo van de zusters trappistinnen en zo werd de TRAPP. trappistenbiershampoo ontwikkeld. Bier bezit bestanddelen die gunstig zijn voor de gezondheid, voor de huid en voor het haar.