Our 5 Favorite Behavioral Insights of 2017 We’ve learned a lot this year. Thankfully, we haven’t uncovered all the strange little quirks in human decision making, so with every passing year, a few more insights come to light. As 2017 … Continue reading The 2017 most innovative ideas
Potential loss can make us behave irrationally There are many instances where a perceived loss makes us behave irrationally. Here’s one of the many stories – of Captain Jacob Van Zanten – in connection to loss aversion. Captain Van Zanten … Continue reading The rash decision of Captain Van Zanten
Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labor and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that fashion … Continue reading What are your ethical brands?
Can Kindness Be Taught? Thanks to a challenge from the Dalai Lama, a number of preschools are trying to teach something that has not always been considered an academic subject: kindness. “Can you look inside yourself and tell me what … Continue reading The kindness curriculum
Do Our Brains Use Deep Learning to Make Sense of the World? The first time Dr. Blake Richards heard about deep learning, he was convinced that he wasn’t just looking at a technique that would revolutionize artificial intelligence. He also … Continue reading The blame game
The Invisible Hook: How Pirate Society Proves Economic Self-Interest Wrong I recently took part in a workshop titled “Tensions in the Political Economy Project of F.A. Hayek”. The Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) is a libertarian God and the workshop … Continue reading Sophisticated libertarianism
Cognitive Economics: How Self-Organization and Collective Intelligence Works The organization of thought as a series of nested loops, each encompassing the others, is a general phenomenon. It can be found in the ways in which intelligence is organized in our … Continue reading Organization in Self-Organization