Seminars About Long Term Thinking

I’ve mentioned this before, but these lectures are just SO GOOD I think it worth repeating.

And check out what’s coming up.

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    • Dec. 14 (Friday) – Jon Ippolito & Joline Blais, “The Edge of Art”
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    • Jan. 11 (Friday) – Paul Saffo, “Embracing Uncertainty: the secret to effective forecasting”
    • Feb. 4 (MONDAY) – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “The Future Has Always Been Crazier Than We Thought”
    • Feb. 25 (MONDAY) – Craig Venter, “Joining 3.5 Billion Years of Microbial Invention”
    • Apr. 25 (Friday) – Niall Ferguson & Peter Schwartz, “Historian vs. Futurist on Human Progress”
    • May 21 (WEDNESDAY) – Iqbal Quadir, “Technology Empowers the Poorest”
    • Jul. 23 (WEDNESDAY) – Edward Burtynsky, “The 10,000-year Gallery”


A “Master Class” By Danny Kahneman
Danny Kahneman along with Amos Tversky won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for their discovery of behavioral economics. I learned about them through reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s “Fooled By Randomness” and then Daniel Gilbert’s “Stumbling on Happiness” I’ve become very interested in cognitive biases– as I understand them, built in tendancies to make bad choices. The idea is that by studying how humans tend to make errors in judgment we can learn to make better decisions. The “Start Here” link is to a Daniel Gilbert SXSW lecture which is extremely informative and entertaining.

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