CHURCH HISTORY & New #StanfordUniv map shows land & sea travel routes of early church w/ estimates of travel times

by Walter Scheidel and Elijah Meeks, the ORBIS Project, Stanford University,

…The Roman Empire ruled a quarter of humanity through complex networks of political power, military domination and economic exchange. These extensive connections were sustained by premodern transportation and communication technologies that relied on energy generated by human and animal bodies, winds, and currents….

For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.

See the map here …

DECISION MAKING & Stanford Prof. Explains Research for Better Decision Making #Video

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: The past 15 years have witnessed a great deal of research on how to make better decisions. Probably no one understands this more than Stanford Univ. professor Dr. Baba Shiv. Here is a video giving an overview of his research with lessons every leader needs for better decision making.