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What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet

Let's first establish that dance and science are not so alien disciplines as one may think. As a ballerina and scientist, I've experienced many commonalities. Dr. Root-Bernstein (who co-authored this article) also gathered a wealth of data on the topic. Scientists attending a dance performance will undoubtedly relate to the physicality and geometry of dance. The movement … Continue reading What Scientists Can Learn From Ballet

Portrait of a Scientist as a Jazz Musician

After dance and science, we turn to the soul-feeding realm of jazz. This article will introduce a jazz-scientist, and explore parallels and commonalities between the creative worlds of jazz and science, in the context of creativity and innovation. Portrait of a Jazz-Scientist Rob Schneiderman came to mathematics from jazz. It was not a straight line. He spent … Continue reading Portrait of a Scientist as a Jazz Musician

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Powerful Listening Drills for Entrepreneurs

There is a long debate amidst technology entrepreneurs about whether or not, when and how they should listen to customers. The truth is, listening is not a binary activity. Contrary to common belief research has shown that there are 4 modes of listening. Fluent listeners masterly tap into those 4 modes to best suit any situation. This post aims … Continue reading Powerful Listening Drills for Entrepreneurs