05 September 2017

Simon Sinek: What game theory teaches us about war

Contrasting infinite and finite goals, Sinek explains how can make decisions that are both consistent across time and understandable to our friends and allies.

What game theory teaches us about war | Simon Sinek

30 August 2017

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Sinek delves into the biology of leadership explaining much of the context behind what makes a good leader good. There is a surprising amount of biochemistry behind how leaders make their followers feel.

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

29 May 2017

"How We Decide" by Jonah Lehrer

The decision process, something that we do hundreds of times a day, seems so straight-forward and natural but involves some really complex internal processes. Making a decision is a delightful orchestration of mental processing, short-term memory, long-term memory and some far reaching chemical processes.

Interesting tidbit one: The more we think, the less we feel. Studies have shown that when people know how expensive something is, their enjoyment of it increases. However, when participating in blind taste tests (without knowing the price) they often enjoy the cheaper items more.

Interesting tidbit two: The best way to make complex decisions is to study them, then distract yourself for a while (to let your subconscious process the information) then, suddenly, be forced to make a decision. This allows your intuition to pop out the results of your subconscious processing.

16 March 2017

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado: To solve old problems, study new species

Alvarado suggests that instead of studying the same seven species that we have been studying in our decades of biological research, we should studying new species.

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado: To solve old problems, study new species