🎧 Flip the Script | Invisibilia (NPR)

Flip the Script from Invisibilia (NPR)
Psychology has a golden rule: If I am warm, you are usually warm. If I am hostile, you are too. But what happens if you flip the script and meet hostility with warmth? It's called "noncomplementary behavior" — a mouthful, but a powerful concept, and very hard to execute. Alix and Hanna examine three attempts to pull it off: during a robbery, a terrorism crisis and a dating dry spell.

Wow! Just wow! This concept is certainly worth thinking about in greater depth.

I loved the story of police and harassment; it is particularly interesting given the possible changes we could make in the world using these techniques. It shows what some kindness and consideration can do to reshape the world.

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An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors | NewCo Shift

An Open Letter to The Uber Board and Investors by Mitch & Freada Kapor (NewCo Shift)
By now a staggering number of people recognize the name of Susan Fowler and have read some account of her experiences of sexism, sexual…

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Chris Aldrich is reading “A guide to writing recommendation letters that aren’t sexist”

A guide to writing recommendation letters that aren't sexist by Ismat Sarah Mangla (Quartz)
Sexism in the workplace starts long before the job has even begun.
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Chris Aldrich is reading “Do You Want to be Described as Hard Working?”

Do You Want to be Described as Hard Working? by Athene Donald (Athene Donald's Blog)
I visited Oxford this week to talk to the Women in Physics group, mainly made up of students and postdocs (not all of whom were women). Tea and excellent scones
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