Big Think Interview Richard Thaler

Richard Thaler, a professor of economics and an expert in the field of behavioural economics. Crazy stuff. Alan Greenspan said risk, as we know it, is a thing of the past. Now Thaler and others such as Taleb are actually saying there is more risk out there than ever before. Buying patterns and herd behaviour are making everything more interconnected than ever, making Talebs Black Swan events more likely and frequent.

 

Everybody's an Expert: Fox vs. Hedgehog Personalities Philip Tetlock

Are you confident? Like the limelight? Sometimes make bold calls? Then Phil Tetlock has news for you. 

The Capitalist's Dilemma Clayton Christensen

I get a bit sick of hearing the word productivity. It really means doing more with less, which for most employees means a massive pain in the arse. And I am equally sick of the empty word innovative, as everyone wants to be innovative but very few are. Listen to how the school of finance has hijacked innovation so now we are overwhelmed with productivity enhancing improvements, but very few innovative empowering improvements.

The Paradox of Choice Renata Salecl 

Ever felt that strange anxiety or even near panic when having to choose something? The right restaurant, the right career, the right politician, the right car. We are fed choices from dawn til dusk because that's what democratic freedom is all about. If that's right, then why are we almost paralysed with indecision?

Golden Circle Essence Simon Sinek 

It's easy to see WHAT people do, but not so easy to see WHY.  If you show people a compelling reason why you do something then your product will sell itself.

How to Spot a Liar Pamela Meyer

How to spot a liar – more than just looking left, or stuttering.  Use some of these skills and tricks next time you are negotiating with someone.

The Unheard Story of David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell

The classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?

Strange Answers to The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson

Interesting Answers on the Question of Psychopathy – so psychopaths are well suited to the corporate environment?  No kidding…

A 30 Year History of the Future Nicholas Negroponte

This is the guy who invented everything way before we even knew we needed it

Greed is Good Gordon Gekko 

Wall Street - best short monologue ever. Captured the spirit of the '80s and the American style of doing business that we imported and is only now slowly fading from the business scene.