What if we could turn negativity into a positive force in our organizations? This may sound like nonsense, but by applying some scientific research into human behavior we can do just that, writes Kelly Odell.
The optimist's view differs from the pessimist's in a fundamental respect: the optimist sees what could be done with the half-full glass, what it can be used for, and who might need a little water right now, writes Nicklas Berild Lundblad.
At a time when the miraculous success of vaccines has transformed the battle against the pandemic it is fitting to recall the general idea, and unexpected history, behind vaccination, writes Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and How Innovation Works.
The media's obsession over the AstraZeneca vaccine can be dismissed as part of the media logic and the truism "if it bleeds it leads". But in this case, and in many others, it costs lives. It can not simply be shrugged off.
More flexibility, higher productivity, higher quality of life, and fewer days of sick leave. Working from home is not without problems, but studies show the benefits outweigh them. It took a pandemic to realize this, writes Anna Rennéus Guthrie.
It is wise to be a critical thinker. The problem is that far too many confuse critical thinking with pessimism. Luckily, there is a solution, writes Magnus Aschan, Editor-in-Chief of Warp News.
It's time to release the potential in new technologies and make more democratic and rational decisions than ever before, writes Anna Rennéus Guthrie.