Tagged with freakonomics-radio

355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)?

Creativity stems from early-life circumstances. How can these circumstances be replicated?

What Can Uber Teach Us About the Gender Pay Gap?

The Gender Pay Gap for Uber drivers is 20% explained by when and where drivers drive, 30% explained by experience, and 50% explained by driver speed.

285. There's a War on Sugar. Is it Justified?

Sugar is addictive and toxic. People generally support some type of regulation, but not an outright ban.

354. How to Be Creative

We need more field experience and tests on creativity to really get to the root of it.

Freakonomics Radio Live: The World's a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.

Oysters, soda tax, beer empire. Pulled the important concept of hypo- and hyper-cognition out.

341. Why We Choke Under Pressure (and How Not To)

Preparation --> execution.

Evolution, Accelerated

CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing is equal parts exciting and terrifying.

The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted

Truly global healthcare is "the most ambitious thing humans have ever attempted", but there are reasons for optimism.

Here's Why All Your Projects Are Always Late--And What to Do About It

Projects, especially big ones, are always late. This is due to optimism bias, coordination neglect, the planning fallacy, and (in the case of government) planners not being around for consequences.

Does Early Education Come Way Too Late?

Parenting is so high-pressure. Seems like you can create a big gap if you're not super diligent even in the first two to three years!

360. Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?

Protestants working harder might be a function of their religion. It's still up in the air. Circumstantial evidence points to the fact religion might have an effect.

353. How to Optimize Your Apology

Considerations when apologizing: don't wait, don't give context, apologize for actions not misunderstandings, identify your victim, express remorse, provide restitution.

335. Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?

It's inconclusive which way the seesaw of Corporate Social Responsibiliy vs. moral licensing tips.

5 Psychology Terms You're Probably Misusing

Bystander apathy, hardwired brain, statistically reliable, personality type, and steep learning curve are all commonly misused.

346. Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet

Wizards and prophets offer two different perspectives on the fate of humanity.

337. How to Build a Smart City

City-scale growth and management is extremely intricate and difficult.

358. Yes, the Open Office is Terrible -- But It Doesn't Have to Be

Use small team offices or WFH or individual offices to address the issues with open offices.