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Welcome to the Dark Ages 2.0

The biggest problem with the current version of American society is that we’ve lost the ability to reason and be reasonable. We’re not just hopelessly divided; we make false claims by presenting limited data to make one-sided viewpoints sound truthful. We do it chronically and purposely. Why would otherwise intelligent[…] Read On

Forget ‘Making the World a Better Place’ — This Is How You Motivate Employees

Back in the ‘90s, I took a job at a Dallas-based microprocessor company named Cyrix. Anyone who visited us understood our mission, thanks to the tombstone prominently displayed in the lobby. Engraved on its marble surface was the famous Intel Inside logo, followed by three foreboding letters: RIP. That was[…] Read On

Why Our Brains are Wired Backwards

There are times when I’m reasonably certain that somebody up there mistakenly wired our brains backwards. The human capacity for making believe that nonsense is true while believing that undeniable truth is nonsense is truly remarkable. That simple but surprisingly sticky mechanism is probably responsible for the overwhelming majority of human conflict, business failures[…] Read On

Your News Feed Is Turning Your Brain to Mush

Even though discrimination is a problem for older workers, that hasn’t stopped baby boomers from defying the odds and having killer late-life careers. There are more entrepreneurs and full-time employees aged 55 and older than ever before. They make up a third of the nation’s labor force and start just[…] Read On