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Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" is an archetypal image that Westerners associate with Japan. But, more than a picture of waves threatening to devour fishermen as Mt. Fuji looks on, a closer look illuminates key concepts in chaos theory that Western science did not “discover” until recently while offering timeless lessons for fostering adaptability and growth in turbulence.

An HBO documentary exposes personality assessments in the workplace as dangerous, harmful, discriminatory, and bogus

True believers in personality assessments as tools to categorize and judge employees and students are about to have their convictions and practices challenged in an upcoming HBO documentary, Persona.

In short, the personality assessments used in business and academic settings are based on false assumptions of personality, use the Barnum Effect to increase employer and employee acceptance, and are about as valid as horoscopes.

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Misawa Air Base personnel volunteer for Japan's recovery【東日本大震災津波】