(Not) boring finds for July 2017

This month we learned Lisa Simpson is an ideal role-model for business leaders; a new diplomatic strategy with North Korea is critical; cryptocurrencies can also be considered technological platforms; the Trump Bump may have preceded Trump; and trees talk to each other.

KelloggInsight — Why warmth is the underappreciated skill leaders need

Wherein The Simpsons’ cast is used to demonstrate varying types of leadership.

Key takeaway: be more like Lisa Simpson and less like Mr. Burns.

U.S. News & World Report — Time to negotiate with North Korea

A timely piece about the state of diplomacy with North Korea—particularly after the death of Otto Warmbier—and the country’s increasing unwillingness to be deterred from building its nuclear arsenal.

Ivey School of Business—Cracking the code

About Bitcoin and what all cryptocurrencies really are.

Sneak peek: “If the World Wide Web heralded the internet of information, cryptocurrencies are heralding the internet of value.”

FiveThirtyEight — Why Is Trump causing chaos in Washington but not in the stock market?

A fascinating comparison of the political turmoil in the U.S. with the performance of the S&P 500.

“Washington and Wall Street cannot both be right.”

TED — How trees talk to each other

In honour of Canada’s 150th, a marvellous, twenty-minute dive into the glorious social network of trees. (Canada has a lot of trees). And, apparently, they talk to each other.

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