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Why We Follow: The Power and Perils of Belonging

by Langley Sharp MBE


Jun 11, 2024

The need to belong is both an individual and collective human drive. Edward O. Wilson and Robert Dunbar explore how selflessness, aligned with social group needs, fosters harmony. Strong bonds increase perceived safety and self-esteem, while close-knit groups, like tribes or military units, exemplify loyalty and high performance. However, misguided collective psychology can lead to division and distrust.

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US FDIC Report Reveals "Good Ol' Boys Club" Culture

by Starling Insights


May 13, 2024

Last week, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published the results of an independent review of its culture, which labeled the agency a "good ol' boys club" rife with favoritism and insularity. The FDIC commissioned the report late last year after a bombshell report about rampant sexual harassment and discrimination among its employees.