Ashoka – Empathy News Round-Up: 12/02/11

Where the Skills Are (The Atlantic)

 Richard Florida writes about the evolution of the city as a site of innovation and suggests that fostering empathy and other social skills is critical for economic growth. Jobs that require a high level of social skills tend to pay more than those that require just analytical skills. A “keen sense of empathy,” 

 

I Had Lunch With My Childhood Bully (The Toronto Star)
Thirty years after the incident she runs into her bully and decides to invite her to lunch. The two discover, with some surprise, how easy and powerful empathy can be, even long after its absence caused real damage.