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Daniel Kahneman

Principles-Based Regulation and Compliance: A Framework for Sustainable Integrity

Harlan Loeb | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Over the last decade, in unprecedented terms, the dramatic escalation and expansion of risk has complicated the global business environment. Both the speed of this transformation and the new categories of risk that have emerged threaten the durability of most global companies as well as their license to operate.

A Trick for Higher SAT Scores? Unfortunately, No.

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The idea is simple, powerful and easy to grasp. An oyster makes a pearl by reacting to the irritation of a grain of sand. Body builders become huge by lifting more weight. Can we kick our brains into a higher gear by making the problem harder?

Truths & Illusions: The Profound Importance of Thinking Fast and Slow

Ahmad Khan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Ahmad Khan

In 2002, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics was oddly enough awarded to a classically trained psychologist. Daniel Kahneman is considered to be one of the world's most influential individuals in the field and is the founder of a unique and revolutionary new field known as Behavioral Economics.

Regarding the "Small Minority" of Religious Extremists

Gad Saad | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

It is imperative that when discussing issues such as what constitutes a "small minority" of religious extremists, that we be armed with the proper statistical information along with the ability to process the relevant data in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Is There a Croesus Complex?

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

No matter how much credit card debt you retire, you may still suffer from bigger problems than just money or love. For example, you might be suffering from the kind of existential anxiety that comes from the realization that God is Dead.

Make Our Differences Work for Everyone In the Group

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Why not become an Opportunity Maker, the invaluable glue that holds diverse groups together and makes you sought-after? Here are three methods to hone that skill and stay relevant in this fast changing world.

Prefer an Unmelancholy Dane?

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Sure there are people who have an endlessly positive and productive worldview. But sometimes this kind of behavior is known as denial.

3 Simple Ways to Think Like a Billionaire

Max Ogles | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Max Ogles

There are thousands of tiny shortcuts that our brains take, but with the right practice we can train ourselves to think slowly and avoid these mental misjudgments. In particular, successful people often develop their own simple strategies.

Book Review: The Organized Mind

Phil Simon | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I just finished Daniel Levitin's The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Disclaimer: I received a review copy grat...

It's Becoming

Francis Levy | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

What the mathematician John Allen Paulos (Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences) doesn't take into consideration in his recent Scie...

Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new a...

3 Simple Steps to Getting 'Unstuck' and Becoming Your Better Self

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Melinda Blau

If you practice telling yourself the truth on a regular basis and in everyday interactions, it will strengthen your better self, and it will become easier to make conscious choices that feed the relationship, even when things get out of hand.

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Cognitive biases can be characterized as the tendency to make decisions and take action based on limited acquisition and/or processing of information or on self-interest, overconfidence, or attachment to past experience.

How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, there is no way we can completely resist all the genetic, neurological, psychological, emotional and social forces that influence our decision making. But a few simple steps can prevent us from making truly appalling decisions.

Two Newborns Reveal Our Ancient Power of Judgment

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Adam Hanft

Two stories stunned our weekend reading and generated acres of press attention. Although they were completely unrelated thematically, to me they are completely related conceptually.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Create situations in which everyone gets to use best talents, working on projects that reflect a strong sweet spot of shared interest. In so doing you may play a different character role in the story that unfolds and make the storyline more adventuresome and satisfying.

Thinking Fast and Slow and Poorly and Well

David K. Levine | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
David K. Levine

The world is full of strange behavior. It is natural to theorize this is due to irrational biases. But often apparently strange behavior is the right solution to a complex problem.

Book Review: Dan Ariely's The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Michael Roth | Posted 10.12.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Dan Ariely's latest book applies his experimental approach to how we "lie to everyone -- especially ourselves." He asks us to remember our fallibility and irrationality, so that we might protect ourselves against our tendency to fool ourselves.

Laura Rowley

8 Things That Make Or Break Your Happiness: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Rowley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty

If you want to be happy, focus on health, relationships, simple pleasures and achieving a sense of control of your well-being, according to a survey o...

Our Two Selves: Experiencing and Remembering

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of new ways to look at how we humans make decisions.

May the Best Man Win

David Crisanti | Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports
David Crisanti

Did you watch any of the NCAA Division I conference wrestling championships on TV or in person last weekend? Probably not -- it seems only wrestlers watch wrestling.

Entrepreneurs: If Your Idea Is Mocked and Misunderstood by Most Everyone, Maybe It's Just a Bad Idea

Steven Strauss | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Steven Strauss

Any start-up mocked and misunderstood by nearly everyone, yet ultimately successful, was likely the exception -- not the rule.

Balancing Money & Happiness: A Discussion With Daniel Kahneman (VIDEO)

Laura Rowley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most important thinkers on human decision making. The Princeton psychologist won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 fo...