Leaders, Make Curiosity the Core of Your Organizational Culture

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Organizational culture is a remarkable competitive advantage. McKinsey & Company, for example, has found that top quartile cultures outperform median cultures by 60% — and bottom quartile cultures by 200% — and that those company’s cultures are both difficult for competitors to replicate and allow the organization to better adapt to changing circumstances. These findings are echoed in the research of Alex Edmans of London Business School, who found similar outperformance among companies with exceptional cultures. Read More

The thermodynamics of laughter

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Over the centuries, there have been numerous theories to explain humor. How do Improvabilities, Office Hours and Purity Pact make us laugh, and why are our friends so outrageously funny? Philosophers have posited that feeling relief, feeling superiority or feeling surprise are what make us laugh. Read More