Elevation

Elevation

06/08/2013  |  No Comments

In his book Simplicity, Edward de Bono wrote: "If you do not use concepts, then you are working with detail." What... more..

Simplicity

Simplicity

05/21/2013  |  No Comments

Simplicity helps you align layers. What are layers? Stay tuned.

The Empathic Brain Part II

The Empathic Brain Part II

03/13/2013  |  No Comments

More key points from Christian Keysers' The Empathic Brain: Mirror neurons are selective: "The 'selectivity' of a neuron reflects how much... more..

Sigmund On Groups

Sigmund On Groups

03/12/2013  |  No Comments

More from Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. Bringing together the latest from Le Bon, William McDougall and others, Freud's... more..

Answering Freud

Answering Freud

03/05/2013  |  No Comments

In Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1922), Sigmund Freud put a question to Gustave Le Bon. Actually, three of... more..

Gustave Le Bon

Gustave Le Bon

03/05/2013  |  No Comments

Gustave Le Bon's The Crowd (1895) set the standard for crowd psychology. Now 118 years old, the French writer's bestseller... more..

Godfather of DIY

Godfather of DIY

02/25/2013  |  No Comments

Before there was DIY, there was apprenticeship. French historian Hippolyte Taine sang the praises of apprenticeship in The Modern Regime, 1894: Ideas... more..

Meme Faces

Meme Faces

02/03/2013  |  No Comments

Lest anyone take this blog too seriously, we present...rage comics. Pictured from left to right: LOL Guy, Poker Face, Cereal Guy,... more..

Synthesis

Synthesis

02/02/2013  |  No Comments

It's clear now that the view of "memes in the brain" put forward by Richard Dawkins, Susan Blackmore and others... more..