We can get satisfaction but we can’t keep it. As our gains increase, our expectations and desires rise in tandem. Mick Jagger sings that he “can’t get…
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The Idea We often assume a single, simple cause of an outcome when in reality it is caused by an interplay of several factors. In a complex world…
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The Idea Once unthinkable ideas can become mainstream step-by-step. How unthinkable political ideas become accepted over time follows the principle of…
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The Idea We usually only see a lower-dimensional distortion of reality and the people around us. In 1884, Edwin A. Abbott created a mathematical thought…
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The Idea A system can’t be explained by its parts alone. The world we live in contains an uncountable number of things — both living and non-living …
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The Idea Balance only appears if we zoom out sufficiently far enough. A tightrope artist must hold her balance — otherwise she will fall to her death…
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The Idea We tend to overestimate both the intensity and durability of future emotional events. When we think about future events, we regularly try to…
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The Idea What goes together doesn't have to be caused by one another. Graphs of different trends combined into one visual can be a powerful tool to…
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The Idea Leverage makes different choices more or less impactful. In our daily lives, and especially in professional environments, we frequently have to…
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The Idea We can act with a focus on how to appear (personality) or on how to be (character). In a world where social dynamics impact much of our…
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The Idea Probabilities aren’t always probabilities. Probabilities are deeply embedded in our everyday lives. From the weather to business results…
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The Idea Duality is rooted in unity. As we contemplate the good and the bad in our world, we naturally focus on the dual nature of existence. Once we go…
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