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Leadership and motivation

  1. How to become a social entrepreneur the example of the founder of the wildly successful Charity:Water.
  2. Tomorrow's professor: Practices of Successful (Group) Leaders
  3. It’s Normal to Take A While Before Your Work Is as Good as Your Ambitions
  4. Believing in Free Will Gives You More Power to Take Action Interesting...
  5. Make it simple for millions to start a business The Reality of starting a new business in India


  1. 10 Ways to Boost Virtual Office Productivity
  2. Lifehacker:The Art of Momentum: Why Your Ideas Need Speed A great idea is only the beginning. It can very quickly seem that pursuing the idea is a fool's errand if you don't keep your creative fire burning. Jocelyn K. Glei, writing for ideas and productivity blog The 99 Percent, believes that a continuous momentum is what your ideas need to bring them to fruition.
  3. A blog about productivity and ideas.
  4. How to email busy people Netiquettes of writing email so that people will read
  5. The Optimism Bias The human brain may be hardwired for hope.
  6. Groupthink and Brainstorming Why brainstorming by itself doesnt really work. See accompanying Lifehacker article.

Lifehacker quotables

  1. You’re Seeking Failure When You Cling to a Single Idea "The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it. . The way real science goes is that you come up with lots of ideas, and most of them will be wrong - Francis Crick. See the complete story on perception of time at The New Yorker
  2. To find greatness, embrace uncertainty

Successful non-governmental initiatives

  1. Nature journal: The art of conservation Henry Nicholls traces how the evolution of conservation practice has been echoed in the various incarnations of WWF's iconic pandas, and other conservation logos.

Impact of environmental degradation

  1. Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern The Chinese government has a grand and expensive solution: Divert at least six trillion gallons of water each year hundreds of miles from the other great Chinese river, the Yangtze, to slake the thirst of the north China plain and its 440 million people. The engineering feat, called the South-North Water Diversion Project, is China’s most ambitious attempt to subjugate nature. It would be like channeling water from the Mississippi River to meet the drinking needs of Boston, New York and Washington. Its $62 billion price tag is twice that of the Three Gorges Dam, which is the world’s largest hydroelectric project.
  2. China Admits Problems With Three Gorges Dam The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project and a symbol of China’s confidence in risky technological solutions, is troubled by urgent pollution and geologic problems, a high-level government body acknowledged Thursday.

How to conserve biodiversity

  1. Paper on Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation by Dr. Madhav Gadgil (1993)


  1. What ails Indian science An article written by JBS Haldane, an eminent evolutionary biologist, in 1965. Much of what he writes is still applicable to Indian scientific landscape.
  2. 10 common fallacies in human thought Eg: The Planning fallacy is the tendency to underestimate the time needed to complete tasks....To help you with this fallacy, remember Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

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For future sharing

  1. Sustainable coastal communities How coastal communities ravaged by 2004 tsunamis are realizing growth through sustainable practices.
  2. The Great Indian Bustard facing extinction Thanks to Suruchi Bakshi for sharing this link with us. We had previously posted this link on April 30 on Facebook.

Previously added

  1. Plastic Soup for the Soul June 8, 2011 How plastic is ruining Earth's oceans. Today is World Ocean Day. Spare a moment and think about our water resources and what we are doing to them. For example, did you know that today, plastic outweighs plankton on ocean surfaces? Or that coastal ocean lands have more plastic than plankton? Take a look at this video
  2. The Namdapha flying squirrel - an endangered species June 11, 2011.

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