Did you know that forgetting is not always bad?
What if the way you were taught to learn is rooted in superstition rather than in science?
“Life-long learning” is the mantra of modern life. And yet, this is not new. The ancient Greeks, for example, strongly believed in continuous improvement of the mind and body.
This feature is about counterintuitive approaches to learning.
In other words: why forgetting is not always bad.
In this disconcerting article, we are told that our brain is a remnant from our hominid ancestors, and as such still a foraging learner.
And if you want to dig deeper into the why’s and how’s, check out Benedict Carey’s book.
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens.
In a nutshell: “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”
If not your own procrastinating self, could it be that your spouse is holding you back?
According to a new study of workout habits of couples, “spouses influence each other’s exercise habits, for better and for worse”. How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise.
In late 2014 Xavier Niel acquired Orange Switzerland for CHF 2.8bn ($2.9bn), and renamed it SALT.
When it comes to entrepreneurship, many insiders on both sides of the Atlantic have taken to the habit of “French-bashing”.
What if there was a pill that made us more compassionate towards others less fortunate?
Researchers at two American universities (Berkeley and San Francisco) have published a study that describes how a change in the neurochemical balance in the prefrontal cortex of our brain could modify our social behaviour.
For example a greater willingness to divide resources more equally.
Perplexed? Find out more here.
What’s going on at #NV
1. The NV Logistics team has great pleasure welcoming a new staff member – Mr Dominique Detraz – to its Geneva Airport office.
2. We are delighted to announce our new warehousing facilities (750m2) at the Swiss-centric location of Marly/Fribourg. Our fully integrated services are based on a triangular approach which combines 1. Storage facilities at floor and shelf levels, 2. Dedicated ERP software for customisable order processing & inventory management and 3. Highly trained, competent and motivated staff.
3. Our Life Sciences sales account manager Mr Philippe Le Corre has decided to accept an opportunity in another company. We wish him all the best for his future career. Mr Azdin El Ghazouani is henceforth at your service. Please don’t hesitate to contact him for any queries you may have.
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