Differences in time perception across the globe

We plan for the future through calendars and diaries. But not every culture looks at time in this western way.


Why more people are getting up with the sun

In the last few years, morning routines have become more and more popular. How does productivity happen while the rest of the world is sleeping?


Harnessing the power of crowds

History shows that crowdsourcing is not new. Today, a proliferation of open innovation platforms encourages skilled experts throughout the world to compete for cash and status by offering solutions to an array of challenges, whether as individuals or as collaborative teams. Yet, people are skeptical that this process leads to better innovation.

Epi Ludvik Nekaj

Botany and its own rhythm

Philosopher Emanuele Coccia explains the rhythm of how plants experience time and rejuvenation: How a trunk can live for centuries, and a branch of the same tree can last only weeks.


The art of postponing

Dr. Tim Pychyl, a professor of psychology and member of the Procrastination Research Group at Ottawa's Carleton University, takes us into the quicksand of wasting time and why we do it, instead of facing what really needs to get done.


What are the benefits of a project-based organization?

What does an organization look like where there is an expiration date set for everything? An enterprise that follows these approaches is not simple or suited for everyone, but it might just be the workplace of the future.

Tomas Barazza

how can the old continent matter again?

As 2020 emerges, a new decade is imminent—and with it the adjustment of our compass. Our lense of the future combines both science fiction and reality shock. In order to enter a future worth living in, Europe needs its own ideas, its own Moonshots.

Harald Neidhardt

Long story short

From Alexei Stakhanov to Elon Musk, some people are particularly keen on the type of workaholism that hustle culture perpetuates. It’s all about how “busy” they are — how many projects they’re juggling at the same time. Hustle culture has become the standard for many to gauge productivity and performance.

Alberto Tundo

Bad habits in the workspace

We hate them, but we can’t work without them. Psychology professor John Kello helps us balance our complicated relationship with one of the most used and abused ways of getting things done — meetings

Alice Azzolini

Utopia and Ideology

Alessandro Ferrara, professor of political philosophy at the University of Rome talks about how politics has always been influenced by utopian thought, from Plato's republic to dictatorships, explaining the concept of hyperpluralism, sensible utopias and the legitimation of democracy.

Alessandro Ferrara

A theoretical physicist's take on one of life's most ethereal questions

The mystery of time is not yet understood in physics, cosmology, and the neurosciences. According to Carlo Rovelli, time is definitely not “necessary.” The theoretical physicist actually claims that, in the basic equations that he uses in his work, there is no “time” at all.


A neuroscientist explores how our brains make sense of time

Our bodies do not have clocks, but instead various neural systems that allow for time keeping, which vary depending on how we are experiencing the world in a given moment.

Moran Cerf

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N. 8 - December 2019

Contemporary utopias

Twelve radical visions to navigate collective confusion