Thursday, January 06, 2011

There is no substitute for wisdom

Let's start the year on the right foot with this inspiring TED talk by Barry Schwartz:
"The problem with relying on rules and incentives is that they demoralize professional activity [...] in two senses: First, they demoralize the people who are engaged in the activity [...]. Second, they demoralize the activity itself. The very practice is demoralized and the practitioners are demoralized."
I also have a related post on rules and thoughtlessness, which was also inspired by a talk by Barry Schwartz at TED.

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