Weak Links #4: democracy, harassment, old age, authenticity

“Weak Links?”

In 1973 Stanford Professor Mark Granovetter’s “the strength of weak ties” argued that weak links, between people with different opinions, help new and unfamiliar ideas spread.

We hope you enjoy Weak Links, our newsletter, in which we try to get outside the echo chamber to celebrate different views and new ways of thinking.

We’d love to know what you think.

In this edition

Taking political rights seriously

Rebecca Lowe, former director of the think tank Freer, within the Institute of Economic Affairs, discusses the ongoing value and necessity of democracy.

How good is Linda Hamilton for your health?

Marc Sidwell, former head of personal finance at the Daily Telegraph, on why changing our beliefs can make us younger and happier.

Tackling workplace harassment

Sylvia Sage, programme director at Corporate Learning Solutions and Fourteen Forty client, explains how to build respectful workplaces.

The rise of authentic communicators

James Boyd-Wallis, of Fourteen Forty, on what businesses and leaders can do to become more authentic.

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