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Deliberately Developmental Organizations
Shamov | 01 March
There are organizations that are great at what they do, that are relentless at it. But it turns out there are very few that are great and relentless at people
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Ability to Focus
Shamov | 01 March
I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day,
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Start Writing. Morning Ritual
Shamov | 28 February
Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They
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Moonshot Thinking in High School Education
Shamov | 28 February
Take a moment and think back to when you were in kindergarten.Activities like capturing tadpoles, making birdfeeders, and building forts filled school days
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Online Learning is the Future of Education
Shamov | 28 February
In the past, if you wanted to get a qualification, or even simply learn something new, you would sign up for a course at a bricks-and-mortar institution, pay
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We are all transhumanists now
Shamov | 24 February
 In 2004 the editors of the journal Foreign Policy asked several prominent intellectuals to identify the world’s most dangerous idea.
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We All Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies
We All Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies
Shamov | 10 February
How long do you think you’ll live? You probably have some idea, and no doubt, you can easily imagine a maximum limit. We humans tend to make it to 70, 80, or
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These are the world’s most peaceful countries
These are the world’s most peaceful countries
Shamov | 10 February
Iceland has held on to its title as the world’s most peaceful country. But overall the prospects for world peace are pretty gloomy. The Global Peace Index (
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You are bathed in light from distant galaxies and black holes
Shamov | 03 February
How much light hits Earth? Not just the warm, life-giving rays from the sun but from sources outside the solar system – and even beyond the Milky Way
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