How Strangers Confused Spies and Diplomats (Reading “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell)

How come the best-trained spies & diplomats were unable to judge strangers correctly? Why do our interactions with strangers go wrong so often? Malcolm Gladwell shares insightful tips from real stories & research in his page-turner: “Talking to Strangers”.

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The Best Relationship Advice: “When People Tell You Who They Are, Believe Them”

Believe them – and believe them the first time. This is the best relationship advice that will set you free and save you from pain.

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Witch Hunt 2019 Version: On What Grounds Do You Stand?

“What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution?” Wondering why that’s the case? Read more about a modern “witch hunt” in an “economy of deception” littered by “preference falsification”.

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Life Is The Ultimate Imitation Game (René Girard reading notes 1)

“Man differs from the other animals in his greater aptitude for imitation.” Let’s look at this quote from Aristotle from the modern lens of evolutionary biology, identity politics, game theory, and AI.

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The Violinist and the Symphony: How Pieces Complete the Puzzle

You are not (just) looking for a violinist. You are looking to create a great symphony. A look at the sum, the parts, and the relationships between them.

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“It will be waiting and it is yours”: The Atlantis in Your Eyes

There is another world out there. It is an Atlantis shaped by your world view, protected by your moral code. It is real. It is possible. It is waiting for you.

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