Nicholas Christakis turns the notion of the self-directed individual on its head, and shows us the extraordinary power of social networks.
What do Pixar and the San Antonio Spurs have in common?? They all owe their extraordinary success to their team-building skills. Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, explains what makes successful groups tick and identifies specific strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. Watch Daniel Coyle, bestselling author, in our
Renowned economist Mariana Mazzucato urges us to reconsider where wealth really comes from, and how we determine value in our economy. Watch Mariana Mazzucato, director at UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Enjoyed this snippet? Watch
Are we really as altruistic as we might like to think? In the RSA’s new animation series, we put into pictures Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s case for re-evaluating the evidence. Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsofficial/ Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa See RSA Events behind the scenes: https://instagram.com/rsa_events/
We have taken huge steps towards tackling some of the biggest threats on humanity throughout history, and in many ways our lives have never been better! So where do we go from here? Author and historian Rutger Bregman argues that in order to continue towards a better world, we need big ideas and a robust
How do you get people – including yourself – to do what you want?! Meeting expectations or changing habits is hard – whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or deadlines at work. But, as bestselling author Gretchen Rubin explains, it’s a lot easier if you know which of four main ‘tendencies’ you have. Once you know
Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how the ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Watch the RSA Animate of this talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI
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Watch this 5 Minute Life Lesson interview with one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers, Rutger Bregman. These bite-sized interviews offer a backstage access insight into the thoughts of Rutger Bregman! With brand new, updated questions, hear about what he’s currently reading, who inspires him, and how success is often down to having a boring
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One of the world’s leading psychologists, Professor Carol Dweck visits the RSA to discuss how students’ mindsets shape their motivation and learning. This event was chaired by Dr Jonathan Rowson. To find out more about this talk, visit the event page on the RSA website: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/how-to-help-every-child-fulfil-their-potential Listen to the podcast of the full event including
Robert Kegan’s theory of adult meaning-making has influenced theory and practice internationally across multiple disciplines. In a special RSA event, he considers: is it really possible to grow beyond the psychological independence of the “self-authoring mind,” so often seen as the zenith of adult development? Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience
In an increasingly social world, author Susan Cain argues that we undervalue the power of the introvert at our peril. How can organisations ensure that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people? Susan Cain is in conversation with Jon Ronson, journalist, humourist and documentary maker. Listen to the
Acclaimed philosopher Theodore Zeldin takes us in search of what a full and flourishing life could be. Theodore Zeldin has engaged in a lifetime of philosophical study. He now argues that both the greatest problem and the greatest opportunity of the twenty-first century are to be found in our relationships with others. With examples from
Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells describes his race to produce an invaluable genetic snapshot of humanity before modern-day influences erase it forever.
Bestselling author Johann Hari discovered that, in reality, depression and anxiety are caused largely by crucial changes in the way we are living. Using vivid human stories and social science, he explains the evidence. Watch Johann Hari, bestselling author, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of
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Adam Phillips, one of Britain’s most renowned psychoanalysts and literary figures, joins RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor for a conversation about life, the universe, and everything (and maybe a little Freud as well). For more information about the event go to the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/one-way-and-another Listen to the podcast of the full event including
Renowned behavioural scientist and No 10 ‘nudge’ guru David Halpern discusses how minor tweaks can have a huge effect in the world of decision-making. Watch the full replay: https://youtu.be/4XSKEM9FiZU RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event
The Power of Persuasion with Robert Cialdini, the godfather of influence. Cialdini’s latest research shows that the secret to persuasion doesn’t lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered. He explains that the best persuaders spend more time crafting what they do and say before making a request.
We live in the age of the algorithm – mathematical models are sorting our job applications, curating our online worlds, influencing our elections, and even deciding whether or not we should go to prison. But how much do we really know about them? Former Wall St quant, Cathy O’Neil, exposes the reality behind the AI,
Oxfam senior researcher and former co-author of the UN’s annual Human Development Report Kate Raworth visits the RSA to explain ‘doughnut economics’ — the bold new theory that is sweeping the development world. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/doughnut-economics-creating-a-safe-and-just-space-for-humanity Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on
David Graeber is an anthropologist, a leading figure in the Occupy movement, and one of our most original and influential public thinkers. He comes to the RSA to address our current age of ‘total bureaucratization’, in which public and private power has gradually fused into a single entity, rife with rules and regulations, whose ultimate