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The benefits of management short sightedness [new study]
The benefits of management short sightedness [new study] ● High-level decision-makers within a company often behave in a short-sighted way – with a pronounced lack of concern for what might happen in the future. In other words, they’re managerially myopic. You might think that such behaviour could damage a firm’s performance. And you’d be right. [See, for example, Blockholder ... [ click to read full item ]
Umbilical cord storage doll and set thereof [new patent]
Umbilical cord storage doll and set thereof [new patent] ● A newly issued US patent, awarded to inventor Hyunkap Park, of Siheung-si, South Korea, details an ‘umbilical cord storage doll and set thereof’. “The umbilical cord naturally falls off a baby’s navel after a predetermine period has elapsed since the birth of the baby. Meanwhile, the umbilical cord has a ... [ click to read full item ]
Stories that only have six words. A valid category of ‘Narrative Genre’?
Stories that only have six words. A valid category of ‘Narrative Genre’? ● Stories that only have six words. Are they truly a ‘Narrative Genre’? David Fishelov, believes that they maybe. He’s a professor of comparative literature. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. See his essay on the subject. ‘The Poetics of Six-Word Stories’ * (It’s published in Narrative, January 2019.) The professor ... [ click to read full item ]

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