Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

May 20th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor The conventional wisdom in classical economics is that we humans are “rational actors” who, by our nature, make decisions and behave in ways that maximize advantage and utility and minimize risk and costs. This theory has driven economic policy for generations despite daily anecdotal evidence that we are anything but rational, […]


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Is Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

January 22nd, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor I’m no Zen master and I don’t expect you to teach your children to meditate all day. At the same time, the notion of mindfulness has much broader meaning than as an Eastern philosophy or for practitioners of Buddhism. In fact, it has tremendous significance for your children growing up in […]


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Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

December 10th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Internet, and all of the new computer and communication technology that has sprung from it, have been a boon to the information age, making information available at children’s fingertips instantaneously. The sheer volume of information now accessible online is staggering; there are around 50 billion pages on the Web. Information […]


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Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie (and Not Get Caught)

September 24th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor With the presidential and congressional campaigns in the homestretch, the quadrennial contest for deception, misdirection, fact-bending, half-truths, and downright lies, in other words, the challenge to win the hearts and minds of voters, is in full swing. In writing this post, I’m trying to maintain a neutral stance on which party […]


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The Growing (and Dangerous) Gap Between Information and Wisdom

August 20th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Internet is a truly remarkable advancement in our ability to access information. Just about anything we could possibly want to know is now just a few keystrokes away. But, as with most technological innovations, for every benefit to our lives, there is a potential cost as well. With the universe […]


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