What we learnt from remote work

By Syntax Distributed teams are on the rise. The number of employees who work remotely more than doubled between 2005 and 2015, and there’s evidence that people who work from home can be more productive than those in the office. Hiring remote workers is also a great way to expand your potential talent pool, and it can bring a welcome… Continue reading What we learnt from remote work

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Why The Organizations We Build Must Be Models of the World We Want to Create

By Ayushman Pershad, Founder & CEO, Syntax Perhaps you think, as I do, that the world is in a troubled place these days. If so, then maybe you’ve observed what I have. Something’s going badly wrong in our organizations. At every scale. Whether they’re countries, corporations, cities, towns, governments, parties. They seem to be rife… Continue reading Why The Organizations We Build Must Be Models of the World We Want to Create

Why Humans are the main reason for Fake News

Even as bots start to take over the internet, humans remain the likeliest culprits to spread fake news Even as bots start to take over the internet, humans remain the likeliest culprits to spread fake news Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a remarkable report showing that, in the summer of 2017, two-thirds of the links… Continue reading Why Humans are the main reason for Fake News

Why carbonated drinks taste good only when carbonated

A notion that will come as a surprise to just about no one is that most people think soda and other carbonated drinks taste significantly better when they still contain a lot of fizz as opposed to being “flat.” It turns out that, contrary to popular belief, this phenomenon has nothing to do with bubbles… Continue reading Why carbonated drinks taste good only when carbonated

Must read books to get hold of complex systems

  By Candidread Staff Developing a basic understanding (and a sense of intuition) around how complex systems work may be the most important things we’ve learned in the last 2 years. Complex systems are any system with many different components that interact with each other. They are characterized by the phrase “the whole is greater… Continue reading Must read books to get hold of complex systems

What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

  By Carina Chocano Life online can offer us a sense of belonging in any number of virtual villages. But the power to control those spaces isn’t very communal at all You can tell a lot about the cultural status of capitalism by how we refer to people who buy stuff. “Customer,” with its implicit deference — its… Continue reading What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

TIME 100: Most Influential people in 2018

Four Indians find their names on the list. Time and again, the world has come across people who have left an imprint on it, through their work—people who have set trends, who have questioned outlandish norms, and have stood for the truth. The TIME magazine’s 100 most influential persons list includes those who have strived to make… Continue reading TIME 100: Most Influential people in 2018

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is a silent horror masterpiece

  By Poulomi Das In John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, silence holds the key to survival. Unlike assembly-line Hollywood horror, the film’s greatest strength lies in its ability to create a visual atmosphere of horror from its quietude. In John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, the latest entrant to Hollywood’s reinvigorated horror genre, silence assumes an… Continue reading John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is a silent horror masterpiece