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

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

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Derek Cabrera [ Attention Economy ] There’s a lot of talk recently about the 21st century skills or 21st century thinking. What do we need to know in the 21st century? It strikes me that we may be a bit behind schedule — given that we’re in the 21st century right now and that those kinds of skills take tremendous amount of time

Delay

Delay

Frank Partnoy [ Attention Economy ] ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Peter Gorges

Foer’s Google

Foer’s Google

Joshua Foer  [ Attention Economy ] Given that this is such an intimate setting I think I would like to maybe chat briefly and then have a kind of conversation with you guys about a theme, a subject, that is almost like this thread that goes through my book, Moonwalking With Einstein which is the relationship between knowledge and wisdom, between memory and