Random finds (2016, week 9) — On curiosity and novelty (but not too much)

We seek novelty, but not too much

“Humans have a drive to eat. We have a drive to drink. We have a drive to reproduce. Curiosity is no different,” says George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. “Our insatiable drive to learn — to invent, explore, and study ceaselessly — ‘deserves to have the same status as those other drives’.”

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I have mentioned Nilofer Merchant already in Random finds, 2016 week 6 — On diversity, the future of work, and questions, but here she is again in an interview with Lisa Gansky. Nilofer talks about onlyness, a term she coined as a way to describe how value creation happens today. By her own definition, it is the polar opposite of being a cog in the machine.

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