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the diagnosis rate for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, is exploding. In America, it?s up 500% in the last twenty years. 1 in every 88 Americans are somewhere on the spectrum. Some of the increase is due to better diagnosis techniques, but there?s no question that ASD is on the rise ? in every country around the world. Developed nations seem to be hit the hardest.?
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller - The Origin Mystery, Book 1 Loc. 2719-22 - Highlight on Page 187 | Added on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 09:50 PM
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We know that every human being on the planet is directly descended from one man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago ? a person we geneticists call Y-Chromosomal Adam.
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller - The Origin Mystery, Book 1 Loc. 1455-56 - Highlight on Page 95 | Added on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Oscar Wilde?s prophecy that ?as long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.?
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 5533-34 | Added on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Being a professional,? Julius Erving once said, ?is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don?t feel like doing them.?16
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 1649-51 | Added on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Dweck?s signature insight is that what people believe shapes what people achieve. Our beliefs about ourselves and the nature of our abilities?what she calls our ?self-theories??determine how we interpret our experiences and can set the boundaries on what we accomplish. Although her research looks mostly at notions of ?intelligence,? her findings apply with equal force to most human capabilities. And they yield the first law of mastery: Mastery is a mindset.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 1576-79 | Added on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Ample research has shown that people working in self-organized teams are more satisfied than those working in inherited teams.21 Likewise, studies by Deci and others have shown that people high in intrinsic motivation are better coworkers.22
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 1384-86 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10:21 PM
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researchers at Cornell University studied 320 small businesses, half of which granted workers autonomy, the other half relying on top-down direction. The businesses that offered autonomy grew at four times the rate of the control-oriented firms and had one-third the turnover.4
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 1158-60 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 958-59 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Rewards, by their very nature, narrow our focus. That?s helpful when there?s a clear path to a solution. They help us stare ahead and race faster. But ?if-then? motivators are terrible for challenges like the candle problem.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 596-98 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Only contingent rewards?if you do this, then you?ll get that?had the negative effect. Why? ?If-then? rewards require people to forfeit some of their autonomy.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 523-24 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 07:11 PM
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McKinsey & Co. estimates that in the United States, only 30 percent of job growth now comes from algorithmic work, while 70 percent comes from heuristic work.9 A key reason: Routine work can be outsourced or automated; artistic, empathic, nonroutine work generally cannot.10
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 423-26 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 07:03 PM
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When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrinsic interest for the activity,? he wrote.5 Rewards can deliver a short-term boost?just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking for a few more hours. But the effect wears off?and, worse, can reduce a person?s longer-term motivation to continue the project.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink - Highlight Loc. 174-77 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Preferential attachment is also known as accumulated advantage, the-rich-get-richer, and the Matthew Effect, after the passage in Matthew 25:29 that Billie Holiday summarized as ?Them that?s got shall get, them that?s not shall lose.?
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 4859-60 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 02:06 PM
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What are the odds of going from a small war, say, with 1,000 deaths, to a medium-size war, with 10,000 deaths? It?s the same as the odds of going from a medium-size war of 10,000 deaths to a large war of 100,000 deaths, or from a large war of 100,000 deaths to a historically large war of 1 million deaths, or from a historic war to a world war.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 4833-35 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 02:03 PM
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with every tenfold jump in the death toll of a war, you can expect to find about a third as many of them.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 4768-69 | Added on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 01:57 PM
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This cognitive illusion was first noted in 1968 by the mathematician William Feller in his classic textbook on probability: ?To the untrained eye, randomness appears as regularity or tendency to cluster.? 33
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 4601-3 | Added on Thursday, July 11, 2013, 10:34 PM
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In his book The Expanding Circle, the philosopher Peter Singer has argued that over the course of history, people have enlarged the range of beings whose interests they value as they value their own. 136 An interesting question is what inflated the empathy circle. And a good candidate is the expansion of literacy.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 4001-3 | Added on Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 10:03 PM
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The growth of writing and literacy strikes me as the best candidate for an exogenous change that helped set off the Humanitarian Revolution.
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Stocks that sell at low ratios of price to book value tend to produce higher future returns. This pattern appears to hold for both U.S. and many foreign stock markets, as has been shown by Fama and French.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing - Burton G. Malkiel Loc. 4066-68 - Highlight on Page 286 | Added on Monday, July 08, 2013, 10:16 PM
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The word slave comes from Slav, because, as the dictionary informs us, ?Slavic peoples were widely captured and enslaved during the Middle Ages.?
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - Steven Pinker - Highlight Loc. 3527-28 | Added on Monday, July 08, 2013, 09:39 PM
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