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>Lost: 143 Members of the Australian Parliament!

 27th August 2010 by gihan

>[For those who aren’t keeping up to date with Australian politics: We’ve just had a general election, and neither of the two major parties has enough seats to govern in their own right. So we have a “hung parliament”, with

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>Don’t Get Fooled Again, by Richard Wilson

 28th January 2010 by gihan

>Wilson takes on pseudo-science, political doublespeak, groupthink and denialists – and others – in this readable introduction to scepticism.

This is by no means an in-depth analysis of the topics covered, nor is it a comprehensive

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>SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

 5th January 2010 by gihan

>Levitt and Dubner have followed up their runaway bestseller Freakonomics with another rollicking read about people, the world and everything – seen from an economist’s viewpoint.

This book, like the first, dips into many areas of

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>Differencemakers make a difference

 7th December 2009 by gihan

>(This is a copy of a post I made on the Differencemakers blog today)

A bunch of politicians are gathering in Copenhagen this week, ostensibly to set out a plan of action for managing – and reversing – the effects of human-made climate

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>Al Gore could become first carbon billionaire

 24th November 2009 by gihan

>I read with interest last week that if Al Gore gets his way, and pushes through laws that support his climate change policy, he stands to become a billionaire due to his investments in green-tech technology.

Is it a problem that he will profit from

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>Sham, by Steve Salerno

 15th September 2009 by gihan

>In this book, Salerno unashamedly takes on the “self-help and actualization movement” – or “SHAM”, as the acronym conveniently spells out. The first part of the book includes chapters about Dr. Phil, Tony Robbins

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>The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

 1st September 2009 by gihan

>A disappointment.

Dawkins spends most of the book criticizing religion rather than God. Fair enough – there’s a lot to criticize, but that’s not how the book is positioned.

I eagerly turned to Chapter 4, “Why there almost

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>Reckoning with Risk, by Gerd Gigerenzer

 18th August 2009 by gihan

>The test for breast cancer is extremely reliable. It correctly detects breast cancer in 90% of cases when the cancer does exist, and only mistakenly reports it in 9% of cases when the cancer doesn’t exist. The incidence of breast cancer

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Busting the Mehrabian Myth

 25th July 2009 by gihan

For years, speakers, trainers, consultants and other educators have quoted Albert Mehrabian’s “55/38/7” research, saying that only 7% of the meaning of your message comes from the words you use. And for years, I’ve been telling

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>Creative ways to beat the economic downturn

 9th May 2009 by gihan

>One of my clients, Ian Berry, sent this frank tweet yesterday to his network of followers:

Ian is right: It’s tough, inspiring and a time to be creative!

I’ve

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