Science, Upstream: The maternity shuffle

A little more than a month ago, I was listening in on a Natural Capital Project marine team conference call when Anne Guerry, the lead scientist facilitating discussion, made an offhand comment about the group’s “maternity leave shuffle.” Jodie Toft, … Continue reading »

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Science, Upstream: On board games and resource management

The hexagonal world of Die Siedler von Catan, with its little wooden cities and its alluring rock quarries and wheat fields, first appeared on my radar in 2006, when I was a senior in college.  Since then, the English version … Continue reading »

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Science, Upstream: Balancing Trust in Embedded Journalism

I’ve always been fascinated by the social dynamics of staff meetings – the little affirmations, both spoken and gestural, that build conversational momentum; the inevitable off-key comments that bring it all crashing down; the subtle maneuvering, by the natural diplomats … Continue reading »

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