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The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology

In 1996, Lyle Brenner, Derek Koehler and Amos Tversky conducted a study involving students from San Jose State University and Stanford University. 166 more words

Behavioral Economics

The Death of Pushy

We don’t like to be sold to, but we do love to buy. How many times has someone tried to “sell” something to someone and they are not going to buy? 524 more words


An Elegant Theory Is In Trouble

The cover of the May 2014 issue of Scientific American is stark. A simple question, “A Crisis in Physics?” While quantum theory and supersymmetry are both well outside my knowledge set, there is an interesting point within the article. 621 more words

Don Shaughnessy

Abandoning Decisions I Was So Sure I'd Stick To - An Artists Journey To Life: Day 606

Again at work today I saw a point of comparison coming up in relation to my peers. I have looked at this point before and essentially it is the same or similar point coming up now again within me in relation to my peers at work. 1,115 more words

Journey To Life

Let's Misbehave!

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila…floor! I'm sick of being good. I wanna drink too much, smoke some weed, do some morphine, drink till I can't see straight, and, most of all, stop taking my (prescribed) meds. 186 more words

Brain Injury

From the Fire

While making a decision this morning, I was reminded of how important it is to breathe and to “let go” in discernment.

“It was a familiar feeling—tightness in my chest and the back of my neck. 75 more words

Leaving It All on the Field

Many folks make the observation that it’s challenging to run a fast-growing technology start-up.  I personally think that’s a dramatic understatement.  It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done…as well as the most rewarding. 1,719 more words

Growth Strategy