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HBR – What Successful Movements Have in Common

“…The truth is that it’s no longer enough to capture the trappings of power, because movements made up of small groups are able to synchronize their actions through networks. So if you want to effect lasting change today, it’s no longer enough to merely command resources, you have to inspire opponents to join your cause. History shows these movements follow a clear pattern…”

The Two Americas of the 2016 Presidential Election

Tim Wallace, New York Times: “For many Americans, it feels as if the 2016 election split the country in two. To visualize this, we took the election results and created two new imaginary nations by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas.” Continue Reading

Publications on the Australian Generations Collection

Australian Generations oral history theme issue of Australian Historical Studies “The latest theme issue of Australian Historical Studies (AHS), edited by Katie Holmes and Alistair Thomson, features seven articles by members of the Australian Generations team in which we use the project’s oral history interviews to illuminate a range of topics in Australian social history,… Continue Reading

Report – Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

“Moving toward gender equality is not only a moral and social issue; it is also important to future economic growth in the United Kingdom. A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute,The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom, explores the economic potential of narrowing gender gaps at the national level as well as across… Continue Reading

National Geo – How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Pages

Greg Miller, National Geographic, September 16, 2016:  “The world’s most beautiful places are rarely flat. From the soaring peaks of the Himalaya to the vast chasm of the Grand Canyon, many of the most stunning sites on Earth extend in all three dimensions. This poses a problem for mapmakers, who typically only have two dimensions… Continue Reading

FAS – Photos of Expansion of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service

Via FAS – Expansion of Foreign Intelligence Service HQ (SVR; Former KGB First Main Directorate) Yasenevo, Moscow, Russia 55.584 N, 37.517 E Between 2007 and 2016 Version of 2016-07-13 – a photo essay. See also via meduza – This is what losing your newsroom looks like in Russia.The reporters at ‘RBC’ meet their new bosses… Continue Reading

Posttraumatic stress disorder – most often suffered by civilians

Jonathan Purtle, Katherine Lynn, Mashal Malik. ‘Calculating the Toll of Trauma’ in the Headlines: Portrayals of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the New York Times (1980–2015).. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 2016; DOI: 10.1037/ort0000187 “Public awareness about traumatic stress is needed to address trauma as a public health issue. News media influence public awareness, but little is… Continue Reading

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Louie Armstrong House Library posts rare footage

Here it is! Louis Armstrong “I Ain’t Got Nobody!” from Satchmo Plays King Oliver, 1959 – “Here’s a peek at Louis Armstrong and his Hot Fives in the recording studio in 1959 recording the great album, “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.” This acquisition is monumental for the museum. It’s the first footage we have of Louis… Continue Reading

OECD Factbook 2015-2016

“The OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries. For each indicator presented, there is explanatory text including a definition, explanation of long-term trends, and references; a table showing the indicator over a significant time span for all countries covered, and graphics… Continue Reading

Resignation Letter Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie sent an unusual letter of resignation to the management group that owns the team. The 13 page letter, dated April 6, 2016 – has been picked up, referenced and re-posted on a number of sites – originating with ESPN. Hinkie begins the letter saying “…I hope to accomplish here… Continue Reading

New publications – Bank for International settlements

Bank capital and monetary policy transmission 07 Apr 2016 | Speech | Hyun Song Shin Why bank capital matters for monetary policy 07 Apr 2016 | Working paper | Leonardo Gambacorta and Hyun Song Shin Revisions to the Basel III leverage ratio framework – consultative document 06 Apr 2016 | Publication | BCBS Payment aspects… Continue Reading