Our Loss of Wisdom

February 19th, 2009 by Nikos

The TED conferences have been a fantastic source of thought-provoking presentations. Happily, this content is now freely available to all through the TED website. At Lingospot we frequently draw inspiration from these talks. One in particular, struck us as worth sharing on this blog.

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

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