Monthly Archives: February 2012

China unlikely to impose ‘big bang’ reforms – FT中文网

This is a good news for the most part! Introducing foreign investors into stock market could be the smartest move, as they act as a buffer zone for a bunch of opportunists and short sight investors. Foreigners seeking intrinsic values … Continue reading

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Surprise! Teens Care More About Online Privacy Than You Think – Megan Garber – Technology – The Atlantic

A good case where certain preference stays despite technology. Privacy is a big cultural element and teens were taught of that since early on. Pew’s Internet and American Life Project has found that teens are actually as concerned about online … Continue reading

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Why Is New York’s Suicide Rate So Low? – NYTimes.com

Interesting  finding! It is natural for NYC to adopt a stricter gun law given the high population density. But that policy feedback nicely to a low suicide rate. This is an example how cause and effect have positive interaction From … Continue reading

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Easily Pronounced Names May Make People More Likable | Wired Science | Wired.com

This raises the question just what determines liking or not liking. The story seems to indicate that we all have conditional love of others: their names have to be easy to sound. The more pronounceable a person’s name is, the … Continue reading

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BBC News – The myth of the eight-hour sleep

This is very reassuring to me, as I have exactly that pattern and was concerned by that. Not any more!!! I’m just one of the commoners. My experience actually says  a single segment of sleep has lower quality than two … Continue reading

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Too Much Information Clouds Negotiators Judgments

Distraction hurts, the study says. The question is whether there is such a thing called too familiar with negotiators? I doubt it does. But recent research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business warns that knowing our negotiation partners too … Continue reading

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Wheres the Boss? Trapped in a Meeting – Yahoo! Finance

Executives are hardly alone by themselves, but being alone sometimes during the day is important for sorting out thoughts and musing deeply. It really is what it seems: They spend about a third of their work time in meetings. That is … Continue reading

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