Action vs. Inaction

By nature, people tend to be risk-averse — if they can avoid getting into a situation where they realize that a mistake has been made, they will do that. Oftentimes, it is seen that action carries the greater risk. As Marianne Cantwell from Free-Range Humans pointed out in the comments of the post Risk and […]

Show Me the Money?

Dan Pink gave a brilliant talk at TEDGlobal 2009 on the study of motivation. In it, he spoke about the paradox that exists when you offer financial incentives as a means to improve performance. You would think that the promise of money would encourage most individuals to do better. The reality is that, when creativity […]

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