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Feedback Loops

The First Step Is to Listen: Unlocking Conversations in Development With Radio and Mobile Phones

Kevin Perkins | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

How can we include the world's most vulnerable people in the decisions that affect them? It's simple: We ask them. How? By combining the two most powe...

Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw

David_Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green

Theoretically, we can still pull back via a World War II level green energy mobilization together with rapid and permanent fossil fuel reduction. But we are not stopping. In fact, we are accelerating the process. We can't imagine it. It is our tragic flaw.

More Than Just Language

Rahil Briggs, Psy.D. | Posted 04.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Rahil Briggs, Psy.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoAn opportunity still exists to further explore this treasure trove of information, and mining this information will reveal the birth of healthy social emotional development, which many would argue is even more formative and foundational than language.

Big Data: For Profit or For Good?

Alicia Arnold | Posted 04.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Alicia Arnold

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhile opponents to big data have their reasons for doubting the merits of using large sets of data, proponents point to all the ways big data is helping to improve society. Some even predict social innovation may be the next frontier of big data.

Jason Linkins

Paul Krugman Battles The 'Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop,' And Not By Himself | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Paul Krugman has become the first human I've ever witnessed escaping from the gravitational pull of something with black hole-like density: Joe Scarborough and his gang of deficit hacks.

How Will Personal-Feedback Loops Affect the Hispanic Population?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Could a personal-feedback loop help recent immigrants learn English more quickly? Might the idea be applied to concepts like voter registration or proper prenatal care, both of which are issues within the Latino population?

The Difference Between Performance Reviews and Performance Management

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

In order to truly be useful, evaluating employees and providing feedback should really be a continuous function in every organization.

Shooting Spree: A Response to Constant Humiliation?

Thomas Scheff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Scheff

Why do spree shooters kill? Why did Nidal Malik Hasan and other spree shooters murder their victims? One approach would concern emotions involving recursive loops of shame and anger.