The World Economic Forum Announces Young Global Leaders Class of 2013 (press release):
“199 young leaders from 70 countries have been honoured by the World Economic Forum for their professional accomplishments and commitment to society. The Young Global Leaders (YGL) Class of 2013 is composed of honourees from all sectors of society, with Read the rest of this entry »
Summary of the report just issued by The Royal Society in the UK: “Although the impact of human enhancement technologies has been widely debated, until now they have not been considered in terms of their impact upon the nature of work…the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society came together to Read the rest of this entry »
Companies turn to brain games to tackle work stress (Fortune):
“As more and more jobs rely on knowledge work, creativity, and communication skills, it’s not enough to have workers sitting at their desks — they must also be mentally sharp, emotionally present, and free from distraction. The answer for some: brain training.
The fun, game atmosphere of My Brain Solutions helped Nationwide achieve another goal: making the employee assistance program Read the rest of this entry »
The Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes (briefing paper by the Dana Foundation):
“Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is credited with saying that “90 percent of the game is half mental.” Over the years, the line has been appropriated beyond the world of baseball to explain the importance of factors like focus and motivation Read the rest of this entry »
By: Veronika Litinski
In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »
Kathleen will run an educational workshop on How Nationwide Insurance rolled-out a Brain-based Corporate Wellness Initiative. An in-depth case study outlining business rationale, vendor selection, pilot test and roll-out, and return-on-investment, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Kathleen Herath is the Associate Vice President Health & Productivity at Nationwide Insurance. Kathleen Herath, RN, BSN CRRN, oversees the Health and Productivity strategy Read the rest of this entry »
By: Art Markman
One day, one of my kids was staring at a simple circuit diagram. It showed a battery connected to a resistor and a light bulb. He was doing a homework problem. The particular question that had him stumped asked what would happen to the current in the circuit if the resistor was replaced with another that had more resistance. He hadn’t been in class that day and had never studied electricity, and so he stared at the diagram for a few minutes without comprehension.
My son had reached what psychologists call an impasse, which is really just a fancy way of saying that he was stuck. Read the rest of this entry »