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 more dissatisfied.
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for … Continue reading
Kyle Maynard is a 25-year-old congenital amputee (he was born without fully-formed arms and legs) who hasn’t let his disability stop him from achieving some remarkable accomplishments–including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. He’s truly an inspiration–this is a “must-see” video shown on … Continue reading
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings.
Story of Stuff, Full Version; How Things Work, About Stuff From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story … Continue reading
When you don’t give up..You cannot fail!
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers. Composing literature in palindromes is an example of … Continue reading