This week’s must-reads: When More Information Leads to More Uncertainty

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

The 4 Most Important (And Rare) Leadership Skills We Need For Our Future (Shane Snow) In light of recent events, we need to redefine the type of leader we want running our businesses and nations.

[VIDEO] How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policing (Ted.com) When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it — and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one.

[VIDEO] Why Your Brain Can’t (and Can) Fight Distraction (Bloomberg QuickTake Originals) Research shows that our brains are designed to be distracted. Researchers discovered our brain refocuses our attention four times every second. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless.

Problems With Paywalls (Slate Star Codex) Paywalls have a dark side we may not fully appreciate. They perpetuate half-truths and innuendo by not letting people read the full story.

Mental Wealth (JJ Beshara) When it comes to mental health, why do we only think about it in terms of illnesses?

When More Information Leads to More Uncertainty (Harvard Business Review) Every day we are faced with a torrent of information from news articles, cable networks, social media, etc. and yet, there are no clear answers.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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