Getting Organized

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Stanford University biologist Deborah Gordon discusses what ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet. Sisters and founders of, Caitria O'Neill and Morgan O'Neill talk about stepping up in the face of disaster. University of North Carolina professor Zeynep Tufekci, who studies how people use social media to organize social movements, explains that online social change is easy to organize, but hard to win. CEO Ricardo Semler talks about running a company with almost no rules -- with the belief that less management and more flexibility means a better workplace and bigger profits. Religious author Bruce Feiler calls for a new approach to family dynamics and organization, guided by "agile" computer programming.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode. which originally aired on April 26, 2015.

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Guy Raz