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Daniel Libeskind Designing Museum Of Humans In Kenya

The project was commissioned by conservationist Richard Leakey, whose fossil discoveries have helped reveal how humankind has evolved. “The museum — titled ‘ngaren’ — will be the first center of its kind to present research, discovery, and exploration of more than two million years of human history and the origins of our universe from evolution, biodiversity, and overpopulation, to war, disease, and climate change.” – DesignBoom
Tags: Art, Kenya, Visual, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Leakey, 05.14.19


How To Market Better and Grow Your Small Business Faster Using The Psychology of Reciprocity

“Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” You may call it paying it forward, quid pro quo, or just returning the favor, but science has a word that describes this trait: reciprocity. What is reciprocity? Our need to return a kindness given or shown to us is deeply ingrained in our psyche. Psychology Today explains the science behind reciprocity: This tendency has survived and been present throughout human history because it has survival value for the human species. The noted archaeologist Ri...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Social Marketing, Sharing, Customers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Zappos, Morton, Dunkin Donuts, Customer Retention, Cialdini, Richard Leakey, Robert Cialdini, Marketing and branding


Kenyan wildlife minister under fire over rhino transfer fiasco

Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala had directed the comments to those calling for his resignation over the fiasco during a press conference on Monday. Balala has blamed Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) officials involved in the transfer for "negligence", suspending six senior officials. The scandal intensified when the former chairman of the KWS board, the world-renowned anthropologist Richard Leakey, released a statement revealing that the board had on three prior occasions blocked the t...
Tags: Science, Richard Leakey, KWS, Najib Balala, Balala, Kenyan Wildlife Service KWS


Dare To Be 100: Lunch With Margaret

Four years ago I was at the tether end of my endurance after 10 straight hours of interviewing prospective Stanford School of Medicine applicants. Our interview process is so designed as to make it as objective as possible and minimizing the subjective bias. The process involves presenting the applicant with a printed scenario describing a complex psychosocial problem with a medical context, and ambiguous by its nature, no correct answer. For example: a Jehovah's Witness patient with bleeding, o...
Tags: News, Stanford, Boston, Palo Alto, Huffington Post, East Africa, Nairobi, Margaret, Socrates, Jehovah, Stanford School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Richard Leakey, Walter M Bortz, Walter M. Bortz II


Inside The Fight To Save Kenya's Oldest National Park

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Last month, Kenya was the toast of the wildlife conservation world when it hosted a spectacular "ivory burn," setting fire to $172 million of illegal wildlife goods to protest elephant poaching. But the very same park that hosted the ivory burn may soon be slashed by a railway. The China-funded Standard Gauge Railway threatens to cut through a large swath of Nairobi National Park, a move that could be disastrous for the park's environment and wildlife.  A controversial proposa...
Tags: News, China, Africa, South Sudan, Kenya, World Bank, Huffington Post, Railways, Indian Ocean, The Huffington Post, Nairobi Kenya, East Africa, Nairobi, HuffPost, Corporation, MOMBASA


Kenya Will Host the Largest Ivory Burn in History As a Signal to Poachers 

In a record-setting act of defiance against the illegal poaching driving elephant populations to extinction, Kenyan authorities will burn 116 tons of illegally obtained ivory on Saturday. Read more...
Tags: Elephants, Conservation, Kenya, Poaching, Ivory, Ivory trade, Richard Leakey, Ivory Burn


Lending Club Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Disruptive innovation comes in many forms the world over. There are those who free fall a record 135,899 feet from outer space, deploy advanced technology to dig clean water wells in the world’s most remote villages, unlock communications channels with an autistic child and write a best-seller about it, and project stunning fluid images that encourage nature conservation on some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Others have spent their lifetimes fighting elephant poaching in Kenya, enabling ...
Tags: New York, Uncategorized, Marketing, Kenya, Hamilton, Owen, Lin Manuel Miranda, Inc, Richard Leakey, Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche, Ron Suskind, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, Perri Peltz, Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award


Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Disruptive innovation comes in many forms the world over. There are those who free fall a record 135,899 feet from outer space, deploy advanced technology to dig clean water wells in the world’s most remote villages, unlock communications channels with an autistic child and write a best-seller about it, and project stunning fluid images that encourage nature conservation on some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Others have spent their lifetimes fighting elephant poaching in Kenya, enabling ...
Tags: New York, Uncategorized, Marketing, Kenya, Hamilton, Tribeca, Owen, Lin Manuel Miranda, Inc, Richard Leakey, Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche, Renaud, Ron Suskind, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, Perri Peltz


Is give-and-take an old-fashioned notion?

I invite your help in figuring this one out! For centuries, the norm of social reciprocity—by which I mean exchanging kindness, goods and services for mutual benefit and not the icky quid pro quo stuff that all too often contains shady dealings or subtle manipulation—has been part of the cultural fabric. In their book, People of the Lake:  Mankind and its Beginnings, Richard Leakey and Kurt Lewin remark that our ancestors participated in an “honored network of obligation” i.e., I help you, you ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Kindness, Richard Leakey, Kurt Lewin, Leadership Development, Reciprocity, Walter Fluker


Humans Are The Cause Of The Sixth Extinction. But Will We Also Be The Victims?

"Homo sapiens is poised to become the greatest catastrophic agent since a giant asteroid collided with the Earth 65,000,000 years ago, wiping out half the world's species in a geological instant." So wrote anthropologist Richard Leakey in his 1995 book, " The Sixth Extinction : Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind."
Tags: Earth, Richard Leakey


Can we pull elephants back from the brink?

Richard Leakey says Angelina Jolie is planning a movie about fight against elephant poaching, but need to end the ivory trade that is bringing elephants closer to extinction is immediate
Tags: Angelina Jolie, Richard Leakey