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Noreena Hertz: How to use experts — and when not to – Noreena Hertz

We make important decisions every day — and we often rely on experts to help us decide. But, says economist Noreena Hertz, relying too much on experts can be limiting… Read more »

Sheena Iyengar on the art of choosing – Sheena Iyengar

Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At Global, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound… Read more »

Dan Gilbert on our mistaken expectations – Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end… Read more »

Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? – Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy… Read more »

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice – Barry Schwartz

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but… Read more »

Carl Honore praises slowness – Carl Honore

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on… Read more »

Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities – Bjorn Lomborg

Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.

Seth Godin on standing out – Seth Godin

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it… Read more »

Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce – Malcolm Gladwell

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves – Kevin Kelly

Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.