Principal-Agent Problems and Agency Costs
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Post No.: 0793   Furrywisepuppy says:   Within businesses, ‘principal-agent agency costs’ can arise from the actions of an agent (e.g. senior management) when acting on behalf of a principal (e.g. the shareholders). Conflicts of interest can mean, for example, … Read More

Comparing Chimpanzees With Humans
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Post No.: 0763   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Although humans like to position their own species as the most highly moral in the animal kingdom, it arguably appears to be the case that humans and chimpanzees are the only species that … Read More

Are We Always Playing the Good Guys?
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Post No.: 0743   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’re biased to interpret our own actions as more well-intended and moral than the equivalent actions of others.   It’s all fictional but, when we play videogames, we almost invariably ostensibly play the … Read More

The Myth Around Narcissistic Leaders
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Post No.: 0716   Furrywisepuppy says:   A mythology persists that says that bold, visionary leaders need to be narcissistic to have the self-confidence to launch innovative and incredibly risky ventures – but you can be confident and creative without … Read More

We’re on Each Other’s Team
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Post No.: 0686   Fluffystealthkitten says:   More frequently than not for a social species like humans – the optimal strategy for individuals is to work well together as a team. Well everybody is born dependent on others as babies … Read More

Thieves are Just Being Rationally Self-Interested
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Post No.: 0659   Furrywisepuppy says:   Organised crime is profoundly about serving selfish interests (few thieves are genuine Robin Hoods who steal things for a cause that doesn’t include themselves or their own kin), fulfilling supply and demand (in … Read More

Culture Shifts, One Bandwagon at a Time
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Post No.: 0617   Fluffystealthkitten says:   PR and advertising is often just about brands ‘virtue signalling’ with ‘woke capitalism’ and trying to jump onto a current bandwagon without authenticity. They’re trying to commercialise and capitalise on popular movements or … Read More

How to Win Fur-iends and Influence People
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Post No.: 0608   Furrywisepuppy says:   Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the biggest selling self-help books of all time so I decided to check it out to see if it’s stacked with … Read More

More About the Artist than the Art?
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Post No.: 0594   Fluffystealthkitten says:   According to the markets at least, it isn’t so much about judging artistic creations according to what they’re depicting or portraying, or their intrinsic quality of execution – but more about the stories … Read More

Sometimes You Need to Delegate
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Post No.: 0545   Furrywisepuppy says:   For some of us, we can too frequently behave like stressed-out, over-worked ‘control freaks’ when we’d be better off if we had the boldness to delegate some tasks to others. This might mean … Read More

Works of Fiction as Gedankenexperiments
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Post No.: 0536   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s such a natural need for deciphering meaning and coherency in this world that we’ll interpret meaning and assume causality and coherency in even works of fiction, such as fantasy stories in books, … Read More

Perpetuating the Pressures We All Face
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Post No.: 0524   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We often blame the surrounding present culture for the pressures placed upon us to look or behave in a certain way in order to fit in and be accepted, such as people dyeing … Read More

Words, Meaning and Linguistics
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Post No.: 0472   Fluffystealthkitten says:   All words have a semantic meaning (a literal meaning) and a pragmatic meaning (why something was expressed, which will take into account the context it was expressed). Non-word utterances, like grunts, can have … Read More

Genetic Heritability is not Necessarily Fixed
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Post No.: 0466   Furrywisepuppy says:   The interaction of both genetics and environmental factors – such as the amount of nutrition received when young or even when still in the womb, humans preferring to hunt larger prey to extinction, … Read More

Size Matters, or Matters of Size
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Post No.: 0447   Furrywisepuppy says:   I primarily exist as a tiny furry beast. But which size is better – ickle or large?   The bigger they are, the harder they fall, where there’s atmosphere – as size increases … Read More

Humans Versus Other Animals!
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Post No.: 0433   Furrywisepuppy says:   Just some musings today as a shape-shifting frisky furmiliar who often takes on the form of a human being. As you might guess, taking on these multiple perspectives is going to have some … Read More

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On
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Post No.: 0405   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some people worry that trying to critically analyse the things we enjoy that involve feelings and emotions, such as art and music, will ruin their enjoyment for those things. For others, it’ll potentially … Read More

Resonant and Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
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Post No.: 0397   Furrywisepuppy says:   In the context of resonant leadership – emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise, understand and use emotional information about oneself so that it leads to or causes effective performance in everybody; social … Read More

Behavioural Genetics and What Influences our Traits
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Post No.: 0362   Furrywisepuppy says:   In the field of behavioural genetics (the study of how genes influence our behaviours), and regarding quantitative or polygenic traits (traits that are influenced by more than one gene, which is most of … Read More

Surely You Must Be Joking?
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Post No.: 0324   Furrywisepuppy says:   It could be said that jokes fall into or involve a few basic categories or elements. There are exaggerations that create wild mental images, understatements or sarcasm. There are puns such as words … Read More

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