Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong – Harvard Business Review
I’ve written in the past about the role of “creative tension” in philanthropy. In this article, the author explains that the human brain evolved to hate uncertainty — which leads us to figure things out — but that while useful, this habit encourages us to value being certain over being right. The author concludes that we must trade certainty for “provisional truth”.
Esther Duflo Bribes The Poor To Health | Fast Company
Bribing the poor to vaccinate their children seems to work, even though it offends liberal donors for seeming patronizing and conservative donors who think the poor should take self-responsibility. Interesting piece that forces us to think about whether we value what works even if we don’t like that it works.
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