The most important mind-changers aren't nuggets you'll note in a TED talk or even lessons you'll learn from a book. They're experiences that change who you are.
We increasingly expect “the data” to guide us. But what do they really know?
Here are some thoughts on a crucial current topic. Not my thoughts. The thoughts of one of America's original patriots.
Because your mind is basically a hypersensitive elephant with an untrained rider on top.
You probably know that nanotechnology operates at very small scales. But just how small is “nano” small? Let's look for a little perspective.
Keep less. Delete more. Live better.
In adolescence, we all seek to innovate. By middle age, we're more likely to like traditions. And in some ways, we're right all along.
Metrics are powerful tools, but they often miss crucial truths.
In a world where information is everywhere, it's increasingly important to know who's feeding you what, why, and how.
Nature and culture conspire to create people who are never quite complete. And it's a good thing, too.