MINDSET/CREATIVITY/SUBURBAN B-BOYZ (feat. Maria Konnikova) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 8

Do schools kill creativity? Should white boys ever rap or breakdance? This week on Think Again we're joined by Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes


   

The scale of all of this is very different. We have the ability to reach many more people than ever before in history with our stupidity. –Baratunde Thurston

Can "positive thinking" keep you physically and mentally young? Do schools kill creativity? Should white boys ever rap or breakdance? 

In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcasthost Jason Gots is joined by Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Interview clips from Kelly McGonigal, Lawrence Krauss, and Tavis Smiley launch a discussion of 21st century education, racial identity, and the powers and limits of positive thinking. 

Listen to THINK AGAIN, EPISODE 7 – MINDSET/CREATIVITY/SUBURBAN B-BOYZ (feat. Maria Konnikova)

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