Sunday, June 12, 2016


The video of Atul Gawande's recent commencement speech is HERE. And the video of Nassim Taleb's recent commencement speech is HERE

Comedian Billy Crystal delivers funny and touching eulogy for Muhammad Ali (video) [H/T The Big Picture] (LINK)

The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel [A big thanks to the friend that passed this along.](LINK)

Berkshire Energy Units Barred From Selling Power at Market Rates [H/T Will] (LINK)

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees [H/T Linc] (LINK)
Related book: Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
An Ivy League professor explains how a 1980s game theory experiment suggests how morality could have evolved [H/T Linc] (LINK)

Motivate People by Encouraging Them to Make Choices [H/T @RobertCialdini] (LINK)
It sounds a little naive and pie in the sky. But weeks later, people were more satisfied in their jobs through this tiny intervention and their managers said they performed better...Kids need choice. There’s this really awesome theory of human motivation — that human beings all want three things. One is to be competent, one is to belong, and one is [to] be free, as in to have choice, to not be told what to do but to choose what to do. Kids will never fully develop a passion for something unless at some point and in some way they feel they have chosen what they’re doing as opposed to having it chosen for them. 
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