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Jason Roberts: History Helps Us Better Appreciate the Present

Does history still matter? Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, argues that history helps us better appreciate the advantages of modern society, from electricity to antibiotics. And, he adds, it allows today’s leaders – if they are smart enough to take the opportunity – to learn from the mistakes of the past.

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Chris Colbert: Empathy and Honesty Are the Keys to Innovation

When it comes to innovation, what’s more important – the idea, or the execution? Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, says neither; the most crucial factors affecting innovation, he argues, are empathy and honesty.

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