Category: Lecture

TED Talks I Like

2004: Steven Levitt gave an interesting and surprising talk about the economics of crack dealing. 2009: Dan Pink gave an interesting talk about motivation disproving many theories related to the effectiveness of financial incentives 2013: Greg Asner gave an interesting talk about ecology with some ground-breaking visualisation. Everything by Dan Ariely, he talks about psychology […]


Worthless Questions at Lectures

I’ve previously blogged about the productive length of questions at lectures [1]. But it seems to me that worthless questions can be recognised before the person asking even gets properly started. Here is a list of ways of recognising them: Appeal to authority. If someone tells you about their job or other qualifications before asking […]