When TED first popped into the world, you could pick any TED talk at random and it would almost certainly be great. Now it seems like you have to wade through 10 crap ones and 5 mediocre ones to find … Continue reading
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New music, fashion, start-up companies – they come disproportionately from younger people. There is a theory – I first heard it from Paul Graham – that innovation comes from younger people because they haven’t yet learned what they are not … Continue reading
Daniel Kahneman describes two selves. Your experiencing self lives in the present. It cares about what is happening right now. Experiencing self is honest, forthright and direct. Ask your experiencing self if you are happy and it’ll give you an … Continue reading
Skip this one unless you are really into Ted talks and/or Elizabeth Gilbert. Or maybe just skip to the last minute for her inspirational idea. Elizabeth recounts the Greek idea that genius is not something we are, it’s something we … Continue reading
My daughter’s favourite philosophy problem…
So how well do incentives work?
Best Ted Talk so far this year: