Why compassion in business makes sense
The founding of a Humanistic Business Revolution
More and more research is showing that taking a humanistic approach to business is not only beneficial to the humans working in that business, but that it is also beneficial to the bottom line. So what is it going to take to create a revolution in the way we conduct business.
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Philosophy and Psychology
How Humanism improves psychology and how psychology improves Humanism.
Modern psychology is largely a result of the Humanist movement. Some of the first Humanists were Humanistic Psychologists and their impact on the field of psychology can’t be overstated. Why did a philosophy have such a huge impact on the practice of psychology?
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline.
Why corporal punishment doesn’t work.
Not only am I a Humanist, I’m also a Humanist Parent, the author of The Bully Vaccine and an experienced animal trainer. I want to address the issue of corporal punishment because there is a religious book, To Train Up a Child which purports to explain how to use corporal punishment to discipline a child and some of the fans of this book have been beating their children to death. Literally. (See: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/pastor-corporal-punishment-advice-scrutinized-child-deaths-160004793.html)
I wanted to address this because not only is the idea of corporal punishment stupid, it’s counterproductive and no good animal trainer would endorse what is in that book. Why? Because it doesn’t work! I’m going to address this topic as an animal trainer first, and as a humanist parent second.
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Personal Belief vs Political Religion
Why politicized religion is a problem.
We just celebrated Independence Day in America. Yay. I realize our Constitution and Bill of Rights were written quite a bit later but I still want to talk about the right of religious liberty.
I am a Humanist so I support freedom of belief. You are free to believe anything you want. For the most part I really don’t care. What you believe is your business, not mine.
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What is a zombie idea and why this term needs to enter the general lexicon.
A zombie idea is an idea or myth that won’t die despite all the evidence stacked up against it. Creationism is a zombie idea. There is no evidence for it, all the evidence points to evolution and yet, 150 years later and we are still arguing about creationism.
In a rational world zombie ideas would die a natural death as soon as it was shown they no longer work or that they are in fact false.
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Callousness Comes at a Cost
Why the Dalai Lama is right, Compassion is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
Did you know there is an emerging science of compassion? Cool right? Basically what is happening is that there is a growing interest in Humanistic Business Management. Humanism is a philosophy where moral ethics are determined by compassion. To have a greater grasp of the benefits of applying compassion to business, research has to be done. Otherwise, apparently, no one will believe us that compassion really is beneficial.
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Junk Email I like to read
I know it sounds crazy that I would like to read junk email. Because I don’t. Mostly I just delete it all. However, I did get one piece that was extraordinary. I actually read the entire thing. I will not include the link to the sales pitch which was cleverly embedded into the story. And please, don’t send me things like this because most just ends up in my trash folder and if it is not sent there automatically, I send it there myself.
I am only including it here because I like the creativity of it all.
Anyway – here is the email I received.
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The Dark Side of Free Speech
Comment moderation & free speech within the Freethought community
One of the blogs I read regularly is Neuromarketing. I like it because it is incredibly geeky, but also because it is a really helpful blog. How do our brains work? How can I use that to my advantage? Ok, so now I’m sounding a bit like an evil genius trying to take over the world. I trust you know that I’m not and that I am putting this knowledge to good and noble purposes.
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Confucianism, Humanism and Equal Rights
Why Humanism is relevant to social development.
There is an interesting essay in China Daily written by a guy name Thorsten, which leads me to believe he is European – see: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-12/10/content_16000968.htm. The title of the essay is Europes path to a new Humanism. The author compares the Confucian system of education and society organization with that which has been in Europe. While I think the author presents a rather simplistic and therefore unrealistic view of what is happening in Europe, I still think this essay is worth contemplating.
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