An exponential entrepreneur is someone who works with rapidly changing technology and takes advantage of crowdsourcing and cutting-edge psychological techniques, says Steven Kotler, co-author of "Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World." Exponential technologies generally go through a growth cycle that starts with digitalization and ultimately reaches democratization, he says.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law prohibiting people from posing with lions, tigers and other exotic large cats, an increasingly popular trend seen in profile photos on dating sites. Supporters say the law protects people and the animals from harm.
Leaders need intellectual horsepower to be accompanied by skills and polish to communicate their expertise and serious-mindedness, says Sylvia Ann Hewlett. "No matter how profound your gravitas, if you can't somehow get it across, it becomes dead in the water," Hewlett says.
Canine distemper virus has killed seven of the 50-plus lions, cougars, tigers, bobcats and other animals living at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center near Dallas. About 30 years ago, researchers discovered that distemper can sicken big cats, and the virus killed nearly one-third of the Serengeti's 3,000 lions in a 1994 outbreak. A dozen other big cats at the Dallas-area sanctuary are still sick with the virus.
Many behaviors we see in our domesticated felines speak to their wild ancestry, as evidenced by similar behaviors in lions, tigers and other big cats, writes wildlife cameraman Simon King. Cats' habit of rubbing against their owners at mealtime mirrors lions' social behavior, and felines sleeping on high perches in the home resemble African leopards, who dine and doze on tree branches high above potential threats on the ground.