Macat Critical Thinking

UCAS is coming: look busy

UCAS is coming: look busy

It happens every year, thousands of young people across the country descend into completely justified panic: its university application season.

For this reason, we thought we would put together some top tips as you approach what is one of the strangest and most important hurdles in your academic career in the hope of helping you pre-empt the bits that could trip you up.

Seeing the wood for the trees: how critical thinking can help us in the fake news era

Seeing the wood for the trees: how critical thinking can help us in the fake news era

It is said all the time: technology has created an age of immediate gratification. Generation Y wants it all and they want it now; whether that is a date, a taxi, or up to the second updates on a political rally on the other side of the world. But what does this continual availability of information mean for the quality of the content? In our haste to cry ‘Now! Now! Now!’ are we forgetting to ask ‘Who? Why? How?’

How capitalism and human rights can explain the panic over the zika epidemic

How capitalism and human rights can explain the panic over the zika epidemic

There are few things more terrifying than an epidemic unfolding in real time, when the true cause of a disease is still unknown, and before effective public health interventions can be implemented. And it is all the more vexing when a disease seems to ravish innocent and sympathetic victims, like newborn babies, or has such a devastating impact that it could change the human rights of the people affected.

The business need for critical thinking

The business need for critical thinking

The long-anticipated labor shortage resulting from the mass wave of retiring baby boomers has arrived; although, for some industries (such as technology) the labor and leadership shortage have been critical for several years. The workforce is getting younger and less experienced, and Gen X just isn’t large enough to fill the leadership gap created by outgoing boomers.

Are your competitors using this no.1 skill to get ahead?

Are your competitors using this no.1 skill to get ahead?

In 2013, Google ditched “worthless” grade-point averages as a basis for hiring, in favor of “general cognitive ability” and “learning ability.” Top employers such as EY and PricewaterhouseCoopers have followed suit, and 93 percent of employers now agree that thinking skills are more important than grades.*

Climb the corporate ladder with machiavelli: 6 tips for successful leadership

Climb the corporate ladder with machiavelli: 6 tips for successful leadership

Machiavelli’s The Prince is an unapologetic masterclass in leadership that should be on the bookshelf of any corporate, political, or wannabe figurehead. Over 500 years after it was published, this seminal work has been studied by everyone from Napoleon to Bill Clinton.