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11 Animals In Unlikely Places, A World Tour

Residents of Ballarpur city in India woke up to an unpleasant surprise this week, after a full-grown leopard had taken shelter in a cowshed during the night.

Early Monday morning, local residents of the busy neighborhood, with the help of a forest department team, eventually managed to capture the leopard.

The one injury reported can be seen in the below video: ouch! The animal was later released into the jungle.

This got us thinking that with mankind's forever expanding presence and the spread of urbanization, humans and animals are bound to come across each other more and more often.

These last few years have seen animals appearing in the most unexpected places, and of course "captured" by the increasing number of recording devices in the hands of our planet's human residents. From a horse on a roof in Canada to goats in a tree in Morocco to a kangaroo a long way from down under, here is a global tour of animals in places you wouldn't expect.

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Initially used to measure the link between exploited resources and final results in the industrial production process, the concept of productivity is the most widely used economic indicator. It is also sorely out-of-date.

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Two hundred and fifty years after the beginning of industrialization, a new revolution is on : the digital one. If the automation of almost all production has led workers to turn to knowledge-based jobs, the concept of productivity is still anchored in management culture. But it is time to question the relevance of an evaluation of intellectual work through the prism of productivity.

Let’s take the example of a writer able to write two mediocre books in the same amount of time they would need to write one very good book. Two books means twice as much output, so a higher productivity rate. But since one good book sells better, their publisher will likely prefer quality over quantity. In this case, applying a productionist approach would be counterproductive.

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