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How Combative Atheism is Like The Gay Rights Movement, but Less Fabulous

For a while, I was enamored with the idea of aggressive non-believers like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher. Sure, every generation is becoming less religious, even if measured in p0rn downloads alone. Yet the non-believer must still lurk in the shadows – or risk being ‘the weird one’ in every room. Combative atheists offer those weirdos … How Combative Atheism is …

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America’s Corrosive New Apartheid

From my ‘uncomfortable conversations’ file: Somewhere on the road to greatness, we took a wrong turn. We became The Divided Sects of America. There’s a corrosive separatism – or self-inflicted apartheid – tearing this country apart. Every group has splintered into separate tribes – tea party, black lives matter, 99%-ers, LGBT, atheists, … America’s Corrosive New ApartheidRead …

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The Next Disruption of Music

[Steve Faktor’s original version appeared on LinkedIn Influencer & Forbes] If you thought digital music piracy was disruptive, just wait until humans are outdone by robots in creating original music. In 1958, John von Neumann imagined â€śthe singularity â€ť to be the moment artificial intelligence becomes self-improving and self-aware – almost instantly transforming people into pets. But long … The Next Disruption of …

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INTOLERANCE WE TRUST

There was a glorious time in the late 1600’s when American villagers gathered in large groups, at night…with torches, to confront the greatest scourge of their time – witches. Today, a new generation of digital villagers was born with equally divine powers – to hunt and slay evil directly from … INTOLERANCE WE TRUSTRead More …

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How Innovation is Like Sex

I woke up early this morning to finish a very profound article on the future of jobs. This clearly is not it. Instead, I thought we could have a little fun with an idea that’s been rattling around in my head since I’ve been doing innovation: Innovation is like sex. … How Innovation is Like …

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Empower Your Visionaries

As we sit illuminated by flat-screens, covered in Doritos dust, it’s easy to imagine the day we fuse with our couches while binge-watching all the terrific new TV shows.. Why are there suddenly so many riveting shows? AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men Netflix’s House of Cards SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica … Empower Your VisionariesRead More …

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The 5 Rules of Email Amnesty

From Steve Faktor’s original article on LinkedIn. When it comes to answering emails, most business people are a bipolar mess. On one hand, we’re baking Ex-Lax brownies for a growing list of deadbeat non-responders. At the same time, we’re full of guilt over our own email impotence. Either way, resentment is … The 5 Rules of …

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How Success Smothers Greatness

Spoiler Five years ago, I wrote this piece about Russell Brand‘s show, Messiah Complex, which fell far short of his grand ambitions – and my expectations for someone with his natural gifts. Seemed like he simply hadn’t done the hard work to reach the heroic heights he craved. While the ideas … How Success Smothers GreatnessRead …

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