Jaron Lanier: How Can We Repair The Mistakes Of The Digital Era?
Jaron Lanier says tech giants are battling for our attention to manipulate our behavior. But how did we get here? Lanier offers insights from the Internet's early days and a possible path forward.
Tristan Harris: What Is The Cost Of Infinite Distractions?
Designer Tristan Harris says attention is at the core of human experience. He argues that our addiction to technology has the power to threaten our very capacity to think, reason and problem solve.
Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?
What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.
Manoush Zomorodi: Has Constant Stimulation Replaced Boredom?
With a never-ending stream of stimulation, we rarely experience boredom. But tech podcast host Manoush Zomorodi says we actually need to feel bored in order to jump-start our creativity.
Zeynep Tufekci: How Is Our Attention Packaged And Sold As A Commodity?
Why is it so easy to burn through an hour on YouTube or Facebook? Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how advertisting algorithms have turned our attention into a valuable commodity.
Jochen Menges: What Role Does Charisma Play In Inspiring Followers?
What are the qualities of charismatic leaders? Professor of leadership Jochen Menges discusses why charismatic leaders have the power to inspire action — sometimes to a fault.
Halla Tómasdóttir: How Can Leaders Inspire Others To Lead?
In 1980, Iceland elected the country's first female president. Halla Tómasdóttir grew up with this image of leadership, and then in 2016 ran for president. She says this is why more women need to run.
Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?
Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.