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There are some really good books I recommend you to read. My colleagues at Reaktion Value Labs and me have put some of them into a list. Here is two of mine absolute favourites.

fast and slow

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.

This book is the most bought but never read book in the world. It is prerequisite for our employees, ambassadors and friends. If you haven’t read this book, we don’t have anything to say to each other. It gets a bit heavy in the middle but have another glass of wine and carry on.


Sapiens: A brief history of mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

This is a wonderful book that through a combination of history with philosophy and psychology provide us with many answers that we didn’t even know we had questions about.

To read the whole list please visit Reaktion Value Labs

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– thats why politicians need to learn psychology

We have just landed a international agreement to change the world. The challenge is that although we are happy and look forward to having saved the world, we, people, are poorly equipped to deliver.


We happily take on tasks like writing a book or taking a class and we celebrate all the benefits and the costs, the time we have to invest, are small. So we are quick to take on tasks but as the deadline draws closer, the saliency of the costs and benefits changes. Authors are increasingly aware of the costs as the deadline approaches, while the benefits become increasingly less clear. Students basically can not have total freedom of completing a larger task without fixed milestones. It is quite clear that the performance of students are substantially worse than that of students with professors that monitor their time closely.


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