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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition

    Mark Seal, "“He Actually Believes He Is Khalid”: The Amazing 30-Year Odyssey of a Counterfeit Saudi Prince"

    Vanity Fair - 1 Nov 2018

    History rhymes! This is the amazing story of an “epic con artist” for whom “no scheme seemed out of reach”. Investors all over the world fell for the schemes of the man who called himself Khalid bin al-Saud. His different scam involved allegedly duping dozens of prominent international investors out of millions (a long article – more than 20 min, but it reads like a thriller).

    Published in Weekly selection 13 October 2018

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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Wellbeing

    Olivier Burkeman, "Is the secret of productivity really just doing what you enjoy?"

    The Guardian - 5 Oct 2018

    There is an endless list of books and articles trying to uncover the Holy Grail of productivity and that offer enhancement techniques that do not work. Maybe, as this article claims, it’s because the secret of productivity is simple: it’s just a question of doing what we enjoy. Abundant research shows that, by far, the biggest predictor of whether something gets done is whether it’s fun to do (reads in 3- min). 

    Published in Weekly selection 13 October 2018

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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Decision-making, Human condition

    Dean Keith Simonton, "Your IQ Matters Less Than You Think"

    Nautilus - 4 Oct 2018

    This is an excerpt from “The Genius Checklist”, just published by MIT Press. In studies of children and historical figures, IQ falls short as a measure of success. Simply put: intelligence is not a determining factor in those who make it and those who don’t (reads in 9-11 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 5 October 2018

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