Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works

Julie's work explores how Graduate Admissions really works in the United States I have been following Julie Posselt for some time, particularly because of her observational studies and insights into US higher education. Along with recent books like "The Tyranny of Merit" by Michael Sandel and "The Meritocracy Trap" by Daniel Markovits, her book "Inside … Continue reading Julie Posselt: How Graduate Admissions really works

Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat

Balearic Islands cave goat had no predators for many generations of their evolution that their eyes moved from the side of their heads to forward-facing. The species had gone extinct when new stressors showed up (predators, humans, and others). I was thinking recently about the social and business versions of this goat. Companies like Kodak, … Continue reading Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat

Difference between Ecological Psychology and Ecological rationality

This is a twitter thread on the difference between Ecological Psychology, which is often identified with Gibson, and Ecological rationality approach, which is developed primarily by people like Gerd Gigerenzer as a response to Heuristics and Bias perspective on human decision making. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1325752522158428160?s=20 https://twitter.com/filosofemas/status/1325767220862083072?s=20 https://twitter.com/RoopeKaaronen/status/1325767951971196928?s=20 https://twitter.com/RoopeKaaronen/status/1325768212953313280?s=20

Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”

Three things which i find interesting about this interview: American decline after Ronald Reagan era structural change: Half the American population have a declining standard of living since 1989 . US at the same time is living under the delusional ideological certainty (American Exceptionalism) that when a thriving democracy takes-on a geopolitical struggle against a … Continue reading Kishore Mahbubani talks about his book “Has China Won?”