Resilience / Mark McGuiness

What’s in it for me? Get the blueprints for facing rejection when pursuing your dreams. Have you ever wondered why some people become successful and others don’t? Well, who hasn’t? The problem is, we often assume that successful people have something we lack, be it extraordinary talent, money and connections or simply a lot of... » read more

The have’s and have not’s / Branco Milanovic

The Haves and the Have-Nots (2010) shows how inequality throughout history has made its mark on society at large. These pages explore three types of inequality: inequality among individuals in a single country; inequality among countries; and global inequality, or inequality among all the world's citizens.

Communicate to influence / Ben & Kelly Decker

What’s in it for me? Become a better communicator. Effective communication can be the deciding factor in acing that job interview or convincing investors to hop aboard your new company. Although communicating ideas effectively sounds like simple common sense, many of us continue to make basic mistakes that could cost us opportunities. Great speakers capture... » read more

The Mathematics of Love / Hannah Fry

What’s in it for me? Discover the beautiful patterns of romance. Love is fantastic, love is complicated, love can be painful – and love is full of patterns. That’s what mathematician Hannah Fry has poured her love into, in order to reveal what mathematics can tell us about the secrets of lasting relationships. From your... » read more

The life-changing magic of tidying up / Marie Kondo

What’s in it for me? Discover the secrets to tidying up your house – and your life. What’s the best way to tidy your house? How do you know when it’s time to throw away that disco party jacket? What about the holiday postcards from Grandma? Behind these housework chores are deeper questions that only... » read more

Power, Sex, Suicide / Nick Lane

What’s in it for me? Learn about an unassuming but essential contributor to your existence. What is the secret to life? There are many ways to tackle this age-old question, and depending on what you’re looking for, the answers will either leave you satisfied, content or frustrated. For some, there is a less metaphorical and... » read more

The laws of human nature / Robert Greene

What’s in it for me? Learn about the aspects of human nature that affect your day-to-day life. Who doesn’t want to make better decisions? Well, the key to this is to better understand the influences involved and our underlying motivations. These blinks aim to highlight the aspects of human nature that go overlooked or are... » read more

AI Superpowers / Kai-Fu Lee

What’s in it for me? Find out where China and the US stand as we head into the new AI economy. With driverless cars, firefighting drones and email programs that finish your sentences, there’s no escaping the fact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to continue finding applications in our everyday lives. There’s also little... » read more

Influence / Robert B. Cialdini

Our shortcuts in judgment can be used against us. Sometimes the behavior of animals can seem ridiculously simple. Consider the mother turkey, which normally cares deeply for its chicks but abandons or even attacks them if they don’t emit their distinctive “cheep-cheep” sound. Conversely, even a replica of the turkey’s arch-nemesis, the polecat, will elicit... » read more