In our increasingly overloaded lives today we need shortcuts, or rules of thumb, to guide our decision-making.
Should employees be incentivized to deliver high performance on day-to-day tasks? Of course we need that, but 20-30 percent of incentives should be based on "breakthrough new pathways for the company, experiments," says entrepreneur Jack Hidary.
What's the Big Idea? The famous "trolley problem" was a psychological experiment developed by Philippa Foot that involved a railway trolley headed toward five people who can't get out of the way. These people will die unless you, the subject of this experiment, decide to divert the trolley onto ...
Henry Rollins says that education has always been, and will need to continue to be, the main ingredient in shaping our future.
Congress gets to pick its own voters, and not the other way around. But what if we got rid of gerrymandering and made 200 races in the House competitive every two years instead of just 30 or 40?
Tony Tjan says that luck has a lot to do with optimism. For instance, how long can you maintain a positive opinion about a new idea after someone is introduced it to you? If you entertain the notion that this idea may work for an entire day, Tjan says you are close to a "Zen Buddha state."
Julia Galef explains how a "simple and easy mental habit" can help you overcome your biases.
What type of ethics training do both individuals and organizations need to navigate through the ethical minefields of business in the 21st century?
The best way to conduct interviews -- or any kind of research, for that matter -- is to not try to make yourself look smart. Rather, asking a "good dumb question" is an approach that will often yield the best results.
Henry Rollins is remarkably consistent in his rebelliousness. He says rebellion should not involve chest-beating or flag-waving but merely upholding a sense of decency, which is itself a rebellion against all of those who would put you down.
Relax, says Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. You can’t beat your Facebook addiction into submission – so schedule it into your work day.
Comedian Margaret Cho shares the best advise she was given in school, and why she keeps that simple advice -- never stop doing what you're doing -- to this day.
Just as SEALs dedicate themselves to service, the same is required of all Americans, says Eric Greitens.
WARNING: adult language. In this installment of Penn Jillette's Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election , the Penn and Teller illusionist (and outspoken atheist) sizes up Mitt Romney's religion, along with what he describes as the "weird deal" we make with all politicians in which we say to them ...