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The short-term, mission-orientated mindsets and behaviours of executives are often in direct opposition to the long-term legal duties of the directors.

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@talkthetalk Just caught up on your Emoji Innovations episode. Thought you Just Might^ enjoy this:

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What could they call all these data people? “Data scientist,” his Facebook friend suggested. “We weren’t trying to create a new field or anything, just trying to get HR off our backs,”

On funding rural development: “It’s preserving an emotional infrastructure,” said Ali. “We have decided this is the type of community we want to preserve.”

“You pay for things often that you can’t or won’t regulate.” Where the government had the power to regulate, it had less need to pay for things.

Ignorance allows people to disregard the consequences of their actions. And sometimes it leads to consequences even they did not intend.

Junk science will be used to muddy issues like childhood nutrition. There will no longer be truth and falsehood. There will just be stories, with two sides to them.

We don’t just have markets. We have values.

Why a person does what he does has a big effect on how he does it.

We don’t just have markets. We have values.

The market does not go into the lab and work on something that might or might not work.

Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.

If your ambition is to maximize short-term gain without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing the cost.

Resistance to understanding a threat grows with proximity.

It’s easy to have no observable health effects when you never look.

Managing risks is an act of the imagination. And the human imagination is a poor tool for judging risk.

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