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Darwinian HR

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Variable pay incentive is real motivation behind retaining employees: Lavanya Nalli

Nalli is a believer in Darwin’s concept of survival of the fittest.

Voicebot Darwin to allow employees to share real-time feedback

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Zebras, giraffes, impalas and other evolutionary conundrums (Book Review)

Title: How the Zebra Got its Stripes And Other Darwinian Just So Stories; Author: Leo Grasset (translated by Barbara Mellor); Publisher: Profile Books/Hachette India; Pages: 162...

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  • The Spiritual Atheist does wonder about the efficacy of self-sacrifice as an engine of reform in today’s world.

    But, for some people, only when justice is seen to be done that true reparation or resolution become possible.

    Scientists rubbish the creationists' argument about the origin of life, and human beings in particular, along two fronts: the practical and the theoretical. The first refers to the paleontological evidence and the second to the theory of evolution.

    Francisco J Ayala, a geneticist who trained as a Dominican priest, has won this year's $1.5 million Templeton Award for making “exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension”. As an evolutionary biologist and geneticist at University of California, Irvine Ayala has tried to keep the spirit apart from the bottle.....

    Like the human animal, morality is, therefore, said to be 'groupish'. This entails the subsuming of self-interest for the greater good of the group!

    The email on recession talks about a picture being worth only 200 words today versus pre-recession 1,000, and renaming of President ‘Owebama’. It’s the concluding gag that gets to you: the anonymous comedian says, “I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security , retirement funds, etc. “I called the Suicide Hotline.

    In every organisation and institution, power and authority were initially reserved for a selected band of people.

    In the Beginning was the Word, says King James’ version of the Bible. This is the only exact place where Darwin seems to agree with the creationists, if you believe a bold new hypothesis of evolutionary origins of art and story-telling published by Harvard University Press. The author, Brian Boyd, teaches English at University of Auckland and is the world’s foremost authority on Vladimir Nabokov. So what made the scholar tilt his lance at creationist windmills? Timing may be the answer. As the wags say, timing is everything; not just in stand-up or fall-down-laughing comedy but in sit-down-by-candlelight intimacy as well.

    The understanding is what can change our experience of ENSO today. Knowing that it is coming makes it all the more important to be prepared.

    Should we be using ‘let’s connect’, ‘power breakfast’, ‘cautious optimism’ and other corporate cliches in 2013? Say goodbye to them, as of yesterday. That’s, well, our humble opinion.

    The booming economy, friendlier regulations and, more importantly, self-belief, are the reasons for the rapid growth of the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector in recent years.

    While response to change is a matter of the mind, there are a few things we can do to respond to change appropriately.

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