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How understanding demographics can show us the future

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China’s population has been in the news a lot recently because they have just released their census results and they are scary. There just aren’t enough babies being born.

A traditional population has more children than adults and more adults than aged people, creating a ‘demographic pyramid’. …

Lists are a terrible waste of your time and mine. Here’s a list to explain why.

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  1. There is no nuance in a list, which means that the topic is either really basic or the article is incomplete and oversimplified.
  2. The headlines draw you in but the substance leaves you wanting.
  3. They are used by even the most reputable of news sources e.g. New York Times, BBC…

Different takes on leadership, from submarines to presidents

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  • Have you ever had a terrible boss at work?
  • Are you about to take on a leadership role but don’t feel ready?
  • Do you want to be a leader?
  • Or do you just want to learn more about some fascinating people?

These are four exceptional books I would strongly recommend…

The easy route to fantastic conversations with new people

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Have you ever walked away from a conversation and thought ‘I’ve learnt nothing from that’? Do you detest ‘small talk’ or dread meeting new people?

We’ve all had the same unsatisfying exchanges:

  • What’s your Name? Steve
  • What do you do? Finance
  • Where are you from? London

These are closed questions

William Rudd

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