When physician Adriane Fugh-Berman of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., was asked to write a review article on interactions between herbs and warfarin, she said maybe. A clinician and expert on herb-drug interactions, Fugh-Berman thought the information could be useful to clinicians who prescribe warfarin as an anticoagulant.
Asbestos, climate change, 5G, coronavirus – the public is caught in a battle for the truth. Science is being manipulated and undermined to sway opinion and create doubt. What are the mechanisms behind it all?
Never has scientific knowledge seemed so vast, detailed and widely shared. And yet it appears to be increasingly challenged.
It’s no longer surprising to see private corporations put strategies in place to confuse public debate and paralyze political decision-making. Why did it take decades to classify tobacco as harmful? Why do people still deny human involvement in climate change? Overwhelmed by an excess of information, how can we, as citizens, sort out fact from fiction?
One by one, this film dismantles the machinations that aim to turn science against itself. With the help of declassified archives and testimonies from experts, lobbyists and politicians, this investigation plunges us into the science of doubt. Along with a team of experts, including philosophers, economists, cognitive scientists, politicians, and scholars, we explore concrete examples of how doubt can be sown, and try to understand the process.
Recently, I came to the conclusion that “Sales are a game of rationales”. Why? Because in order to be a great salesman, you need to be:
- Determined without being arrogant;
- Able to identify your client’s pains and needs, and express them in such a way that you pique their interest within 8 to 30 seconds;
- Asking one relevant question after another, and actively listen to what they have to say;
- And only after you’ve passed through this whole process, can you bring negotiations to the table and, ultimately, close the deal.
In other words, you need skills. That’s why in today’s article, I’ll dive deeper into each competency and how you can develop it. Let’s get started!
Foundr Magazine Podcast EP136: The Power of Building the Best Product in Your Market with SiteGround’s Tenko Nikolov
For as long as he can remember, Tenko Nikolov has been obsessed with computers. From his very first computer at the age of 7, he fell in love with the simple green and black screen and was fascinated with all that this technology could offer.
Of course, he also got into some trouble, even accidentally hacking into a large US corporation’s network with a friend at the age of 13. After a few days of fun messing with their systems and bragging to their friends, the duo eventually sent an email to the company letting them know what they did and how they did it.
The next few days were agonizing as they waited for a response, petrified that an FBI agent would be showing up to his doorstep in Bulgaria. To his surprise, however, the company reached out, thanked them for finding a security loophole and even asked them how much they’d like to be paid for finding it in the first place.
“I realized that I can actually be paid for the thing that I love to do most,” Nikolov says.
Instead of asking for payment, Nikolov asked for his own server that he could play around with. After getting his first taste of entrepreneurship, he began seeing how far he could push the limits of computer technology. Looking back at it now, Nikolov pinpoints this as the exact moment that led him to develop SiteGround, a web-hosting server and provider.
But what makes SiteGround stand out from the thousands of competitors out there, is Nikolov’s dedication to innovating.