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Expanding Knowledge

Knowledge is power, and we enjoy sharing interesting and insightful articles that we come across. 

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Why Inclusion Starts in the C-suite

As part of the Leading Diversity at Work series, Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks with global diversity expert Gwen Houston about why senior executives must lead inclusion efforts.

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Avoiding the Prosperity Paradox: How to Build Economic Resilience in a Post-COVID World

The Clayton Christensen Institute, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through Disruptive Innovation, recently published an insightful new paper on building economic resilience in a post-COVID world. They say "by some estimates, the economic fallout from the pandemic could push as many as half a billion people into extreme poverty, putting decades of progress in emerging economies at risk. Understandably, global efforts have focused largely on providing near-term relief in the form of healthcare and economic aid, but it’s equally important to help emerging economies build a strong economic foundation that fortifies their resiliency in good times and bad.... the most viable way to help economies become prosperous and build long-term resiliency is through investment in a specific type of innovation that more deeply sows the seeds of widespread opportunity: market-creating innovation."

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These Cute Backyard Houses Can Be Entirely 3D Printed

In their category of "World Changing Ideas," Fast Company shares an amazing look into 3D-printed backyard houses. "Inside a warehouse in Oakland, California, a 20-foot-high printer recently 3D-printed the shell of a tiny house—not only the walls and floor, but the ceiling and roof, and overhangs. The home took a total of 24 hours to print; similar homes will soon be trucked to backyards in nearby cities."

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These Scientists Just Completed a 3D "Google Earth" for the Brain

Singularity Hub is out with a fascinating new article on brain maps. "Human brain maps are a dime a dozen these days. Maps that detail neurons in a certain region. Maps that draw out functional connections between those cells. Maps that dive deeper into gene expression. Or even meta-maps that combine all of the above. But have you ever wondered: how well do those maps represent my brain?"

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