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Does Language Influence Culture?

We all use language to express our thoughts. But new research suggests that inherent structures in languages shape our thoughts without us realizing it. In fact, differences in languages seem to impact how people act and interpret their surroundings. Lera Boroditsky, professor of psychology at Stanford University and editor in chief of Frontiers in Cultural…

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Speedlinking June 2010

Speedlinking on culture… Michael Hyatt tackles the unanswerable question “Which is most important to your organization—mission, core values or vision?” using the metaphor of an orange. You can distinguish [an orange’s] shape, its color, its size, and its smell and taste. However, you can’t do away with any of these attributes and still have an…

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The No Asshole Rule

I recently had the chance to take an entertaining and enlightening class from Bob Sutton, professor of management at Stanford University and author of the book “The No Asshole Rule.” By Professor Sutton’s definition, workplace assholes are employees who deliberately make co-workers feel bad about themselves and who are openly aggressive to others who have…

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