The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck [ Mindset ] I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade

Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

Daniel Levitin [ Attention Economy ] I want to talk about three big ideas, and then I’d be happy to take some questions. The three big ideas are multitasking, brain extenders, and decision making in the age of information overload. But first, I’ll give you a little glimpse into why I wrote the book. Neuroscientists in the last 10 years have learned quite

Practicing Mind

Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner [ Mindset ] Developing Focus and Discipline – Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process. Activities such as painting, learning music or gaining proficiency in any sport is a skill. But moving through a challenging time such as losing a job, dealing with a difficult colleague at work or managing the hurdles of growing a business

Thinking Fast

Thinking Fast

Nicholas Carr [ Attention Economy ] I started writing about technology about 15 years ago or so, more or less the same time that Google appeared on the scene. And I think it was good timing for Google. And it was also good timing for me, because there’s been plenty, obviously, to write about. And like, I think, most technology writers, I started

Priming

Priming

John Bargh [ Bias Networks ] Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University talk at Missouri University. See Full Talk. Dr. Bargh’s work is also featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink (2005), Chapter 2 – The Locked Door: The Secret Life of Snap Decisions, from which the following is extracted. Subjects were asked to unscramble a series scrambled sentences, after which they were

Organized Mind

Organized Mind

Daniel Levitin [ Attention Economy ] Information and Conscientious Organization. We humans have a long history of pursuing neural enhancement—ways to improve the brains that evolution gave us. We train them to become more dependable and efficient allies in help­ing us to achieve our goals. Law schools, business schools, and medical schools, music conservatories and athletic programs, all strive to harness the latent

Kamenetz on VICE

Kamenetz on VICE

Anya Kamenetz [ EDU 2.0 ] Reihan Salam interviews Anya Kamenetz Salam is the executive editor of “National Review” and a columnist for Slate, as well as a contributing editor at National Affairs, an interviewer for VICE, and a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He graduated from Harvard in 2001 with a degree in Social Studies. Originally from Baltimore,