Explorations

Human behavior, storytelling, and more.

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The Art Of Productive Skepticism

Let's talk about the phrase “take at face value” for a moment.

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problem solving

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How To Use Second-Order Thinking To Solve Problems Smarter

In the late 1950s, the Chinese leader Mao Zedong launched a campaign to get rid of four types of pests he deemed responsible for the “transmission of...

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creativity and innovation cat

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How To Find The Balance Between Standard-ization and Creativity

Think about the most creative person in your life. How does their “work style” differ from yours?

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Nobody Wants To Be Wrong, But Here's Why People Fall For Fake Things

Recently, I spent over a year researching the little-known history of how the CIA used fake news to overthrow the government of Guatemala in the...

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storytelling

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How Writing Helps Us Grow From Trauma

Bruce Lee died too young.

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storytelling

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The Most Underrated Skill Of The Modern Business Person

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.

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oscars

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Data Reveals What's Really Afoot With Hollywood's Diversity & inclusion Problem

An analysis of Hollywood’s actor funnel, Feat: the 2015 Oscars

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storytelling filmmaking sequels

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What The Paradox of Sequels Teaches Us About Good Storytelling

How important is originality in filmmaking? Instead of heading to the theater for Batman vs. Superman or My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 last week, I took...

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Scientists Read My Brain To Teach Me About The Power Of Storytelling

I want to tell you about the last time I cried.

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