Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there...– John K. Galbraith
The earnings premium for skilled labour has increased dramatically in recent...– The anemic response of skill investment to skill premium growth | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
Seth's Blog: Why bother having a resume? →
Not just for my little internship, but in general. Great people shouldn’t have a resume. … If you don’t have a resume, what do you have? How about three extraordinary letters of recommendation from people the employer knows or respects? Or a sophisticated project they can see or touch? Or a reputation that precedes you? Or a blog that is so compelling and insightful that they...
Bias for action may be irresponsible but socially... →
Fresh research suggests our bias for action is emotional, not rational. Even if doing nothing has a higher success rate in certain circumstances, people will act. That way, if failure occurs, they can not be accuse of “doing nothing”. So, we have a bias for action - even if it is the wrong choice - because of peer influences. Think of a governmental official who knows a new law may...