Knowledge is power, and far reaching reading habits – across multiple sources and platforms – is critical if we want to understand the world and what is happening.
It’s always been important to be fully versed in the knowledge of our time, however we’ve become too dependent on our social media echo chambers, which means it is harder to get wider or more diverse opinions. During a pandemic, this can literally kill people.
In the time of COVID-19, reading widely will help everyone understand what is going on, where the scientists are in this crisis, and hopefully get people away from sharing misinformation, or unverified research.
It’s also important to read beyond just the crisis. The climate challenge is still looming over us, and there are important social issues to be aware of too. Not to mention, we also need a laugh sometimes…
Therefore I have decided to share a weekly reads, across a wide range of topics – from leadership, COVID-19, the environment, social issues, humour, extinction and more – hoping that this will help you manage the information onslaught or Infodemic we’re all facing, and that you will gain insights from this collection.
When I can, I will honour the original sharer of the knowledge, but I track so many different publications and groups, it’s not always easy to do this.
So here is week one, which will be a bit longer than normal, because there’s a backlog of knowledge to share.
I share without opinion or agreement – you can find that on my social media channels 😊. Read them all, or the read the article if a headline grabs your attention. Please just read read read. Knowledge really is power.
In no particular order….
Why PRUDENCE is Paramount in Uncertain Times – beautiful post by Lakshmi Ramachandran
Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as countries fight to contain the pandemic – Financial Times free tracker
The New Normal or the New Extraordinary? Written by the fabulous Natalie Turner
Logging made last summer’s bushfires worse, expert review finds -tks Willie Wahlin
China is Turning the Rainforest into Cheap Furniture for the U.S. #SayNoToFastFurniture
Once Upon a Virus – thanks Denise Chai. Maybe we should be looking in our own backyards at the propaganda we’re being fed?
Biggest shark fin seizure in Hong Kong history recovers 26 tonnes, mostly from endangered species, in shipments from Ecuador – tks Vicki Keily. OK I have to add an opinion. If you wipe out the top end of an ecosystem, you destroy the balance of the natural world. These acts will kill us all! It has to stop!!
The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations – tks Caroline Rivers
Tunisia’s Last Mohrr Gazelle Dies, Species Goes Extinct – tks David Lim
How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis – tks Marco Leoncelli
An ounce of education for a pound of cure – wonderful reflection on the future of education by Samantha Gayfer-M-cBride
EXCLUSIVE: Illegal wildlife market raided and shut down by Thai authorities | 60 Minutes Australia
And some final entertainment. One of the joys of this time is the incredible creativity coming out of homes around the world. This is Glenferrie Brass in Melbourne, Australia. Conducted by my sister, Phillipa Edwards. I love it!
And yes, I read a lot. Like everyone, I’m trying to get to the bottom of the situation we’re in, and this is how I do it.
I hope this becomes useful and provides a great weekend read. I’ll keep it going if there is an interest in it, so leave a comment if you think it’s of value.
So far, the only person who has seen the articles I read or the videos I watch, is my husband. Poor man.
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I want to help, so I’ve made the eBook version free for 60 days. I can’t do much during this time, but I am focusing on what I can control and you can control this too – taking your professional presence on social media seriously. After this pandemic is over (and it could take a long time), your professional presence is something that matters in securing work. Prioritize it!
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