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Storytelling and the General Election

I started writing something about storytelling and politics.  And then I couldn’t stop.  It jumps from Ira Glass to Jerome Bruner to Adam Curtis to Hannah Arendt.   14 more words

Adam Curtis

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Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. 123 more words

Behavioral Economics

It's a wonderful thing ...

It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient. ~ Daniel Kahneman

The Unconscious Mind

“Humanity has in the course of time had to endure from the hands of science two great outrages upon its naive self-love. The first was when it realized that our earth was not the center of the universe, but only a tiny speck in a world-system of a magnitude hardly conceivable… The second was when biological research robbed man of his peculiar privilege of having been specially created, and relegated him to a descent from the animal world, implying an ineradicable animal nature in him… But man’s craving for grandiosity is now suffering the third and most bitter blow from present-day psychological research which is endeavouring to prove to the ego of each one of us that he is not even master in his own house, but that he must remain content with the veriest scraps of information about what is going on unconsciously in his own mind.” Sigmund Freud…

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Daniel Kahneman

I's four twenty! Niceee...

“To be useful, your beliefs should be constrained by the logic of probability.”
― Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow


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A news story going viral is about Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who told his employees that he intends to raise the salary of every employee to $70,000 over the next three years. 535 more words

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From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. 102 more words

Behavioral Economics