Dan Pink is a master of creative swiping, which is MBA-speak for “he steals other peoples’ ideas.” Which isn’t to say he’s not a clever chap. And we certainly guys like him, crafty writers who aren’t put off by research, who weave the latest ideas into pithy, punchy, compelling narratives. Certainly, for every articulate Dan [...]
Today’s graduates face a new breed of challenges as they enter the workforce. They will confront messier, intractable problems such as climate change, global terrorism, antibiotic resistant diseases and persistent market weakness. The same technologies that empowered them as learners at the same time also multiplied the potential for global havoc. And this has changed the definition [...]
When I started my better living project it wasn’t really about quality of life at all. It was more about facing the question: “what kind of life is best for a person living in our times?” It was as much about being responsible as anything else. I was worried especially about intractable problems like global [...]
As I kid I loved Snakes and Ladders. I don’t even know if you can find that board game anywhere anymore, but I enjoyed it. (Okay, I just found it on Ebay for $2). It was pretty simple. Basically you roll the dice to see how many spaces you can move forward. The first person [...]
Barry Schwartz explains why having the freedom to choose can actually decrease your happiness.