Do people around the world experience emotions similarly? “Emotions are guesses, that our brain constructs…using past experiences and stories… ” (Prof Lisa Feldman Barrett). Our emotions are influenced by our thoughts and ideas. The way people (families, societies, cultures) react to certain situations changes over time and place …
It is hard to know what we don't know. We're all biased because there is too much info, not enough time or not enough memory... Though being aware of these biases can help us recognising them and making better decisions.
According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers. The result is likely to be intensified global competition for talent.
You have probably heard some jokes on globalisation - like someone protesting against globalisation but wearing a pair of shoes made in Indonesia, a watch made in Switzerland, a t-shirt made in China, etc. You get the idea.
'Values aren’t a birth right, you need to keep caring about them'. The philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah argues that culture and cultural values are not inherited generation-to-generation but can be adopted by anyone. You can listen to the whole lecture here