by Joe Mandese on Apr 27, 10:08 AM
After one of history's greatest plagues, humanity abandoned a cocoon of medieval beliefs, cultural and scientific ideas flourished, art and science gained focus, feudalism gave way to capitalism, and religious dogma was replaced by rationality.
by Joe Mandese on Apr 20, 9:13 AM
Disruptions can be painful -- especially ones that involve existential crises -- but they also represent opportunities for positive change.
by Joe Mandese on Apr 10, 10:16 AM
In 2008 we published an article by the late Cornell University Professor Stephen L. Sass making a case that when it comes to innovation, disruption can be a good thing. Sass was a leading academic studying how humans adapt, and innovate, when they run out of something and need to replace it -- usually with something better -- for their own survival.
by Joe Mandese on Apr 6, 9:15 AM
In the past month I've seen remarkable examples of people coming together while physically distanced in ways they never could have while physically connected. A great example, if you haven't seen it, is the Italian youth choir's rendition of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Helplessly Hoping." It's powerful, poignant, soulful, and inspirational precisely because the choir, which normally harmonizes in close proximity, is forced to do so in isolation via a real-time video interface.
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