Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Barry Schwartz On Our Loss of Wisdom

Passed on to me by cerebral and celebrated reader AM, a short talk by Barry Schwartz on our why our reliance on rules and avoidance of common sense (which seems to be increasingly shorter supply) are problematic. For you kidz, there's a section on what is the most important thing for you to learn in school (hint: it is not algebra).

The video is hosted on the TED site. There are many TED talks that are also downloadable from iTunes as videos. Enjoy!

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)...