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If you are overwhelmed with the daily routine of the here and now and don’t have time to step back and reflect. If you feel that you are increasingly surprised by new developments. If you feel that the lack of a broader picture makes your work less effective. Then you’ve landed on the right page.

Looking Sideways aims to make you step back, explore and reconsider. It aims to empower you to take a different tack to the challenge at hand. It aims to provide novel facts and evidence-based insights, and deconstruct self-evident truths (which are often just socially endorsed stereotypes). When the truth is no more than lies waiting to come out, curiosity is the best medicine.

Find about it here.



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By Steven Nelson on 16 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

In my last post, I promised to continue my look at the collusion of corporate efforts to prevent internet piracy, but in the past couple of days I've been pondering Carole Cadwalladr's shocking interview with

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By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Records of an international relations system go back to the mid-fourteenth century BC.[1] At that time already, treaties were signed. Brides were exchanged.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 14 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

“Sophie reveals her deepest, darkest secret: on the night that she arrived at Auschwitz, a sadistic doctor made her choose which of her two children would die immediately by gassing and which would continue to live, albeit in the camp.

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By biscott@diplomacy.edu on 10 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

We humans are deeply exercised by inclusion and exclusion, by who is in and who is out. Clusivity: the mother of all doubt.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 8 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

(A history of war in two easy pages including an outlook on its future)

Hunter-gatherers only had portable goods. Raiding between such groups was probably for women and children – their main “wealth”.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 7 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

(with apologies to who took "my" reading icon to publish an interesting blog on the same topic and induced me to pour out reflections of my own)

 

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By Aldo Matteucci on 6 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

On 2-3 March the Swiss voted on a “constitutional initiative” introducing changes in corporate governance. The voters obligate the legislative to create laws or rules within a substantive framework.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

n 213, I have commented on the Italian elections. Meanwhile, a friend of mine has suggested to me signing a “petition” on the future of the country. http://www.change.org – “the world’s petition platform” – sent me 9 similar petitions.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 2 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

(a true fairy tale)

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By Aldo Matteucci on 2 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Lev Tolstoy

Societies evolve. We have no idea of how it happens, but in a short time societies can be transformed.

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