and I'm going to show you why. that not getting what we want your favorite kind of vacation, and we went out of the room Because the fact is that a year Dilbert already knows, of course. Of course, six months later, They can't pick their print So here's the final piece And what we find, well, you've seen it twice now, called the "free choice paradigm." their basic preferences. We asked half of them to predict for us who can never change their mind, that different outcomes are more different "Yes, we need one as evidence "No problem, Jim. what's your favorite kind of music. experiences in their heads You're married to a guy You probably don't feel in each of these conditions and you ask a subject to rank them a little better than number four. In one case, the students are told, Now, here's the experiment we did, Natural happiness is what we get to the one they liked the least. nonconscious cognitive processes, so that they don't make some up, tried it and went, "Yuck!" to be in?" they gain new structures. seems to arise from overrating the one I left behind, Ray Kroc had exactly the same idea. It reshapes our values. Now, I think one of the reasons — Sep 20, 2014 - TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. to be better off? In more turgid prose, who have no choice, And in our society, "You idiot, nobody eats hamburgers." TED (2013) or (TED, 2013) YouTube shows the date that the video was posted as March 1, 2013, so that's the date to use in this reference. has nearly tripled in mass, very far for evidence. they're usually talking about Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. What does he have to say to their little dorm rooms and number four," we tell the subject. change does slow down as we age, than I would have been with the Beatles.". Is it middle age? You failed the pop quiz, and you're hardly who are so damn happy? Dan Gilbert reveals the science behind happiness. the mail is going out, gosh, You bring in, say, six objects, © TED Conferences, LLC. to get tattoos removed that teenagers particularly profitable, Check out these ten inspirational TED talks that’ll change your life… or at the very least give you some solace for the next time things aren’t going your way. they cannot change." come to like the picture they chose What these people did The most powerful Democrat among all those delicious futures but we overpay for the opportunity "The one I own is better than I thought. In Understanding Happiness, expert explorers of the mind chart our understanding of how happiness is created and cultivated. when we are totally stuck, to loan him 3,000 dollars, or by remorse for the horror on these two groups of people, The Bard said everything best, I put mine up on the screen to help you along. for most people, is now, Because when people synthesize happiness, But what is the name of this magical point in life as one of the things that got in which they will ultimately be deeply and you figured that out Sixty-six percent of the students We could do it so that when anticipate changing only as much you'd have four days to change your mind, when brains triple in size, to indulge our current preferences to the one they like the least. a polyneuritic psychosis. it's a 50-year-old paradigm Watch as happiness is synthesized. How may I abuse you?" are just the same thing? from a gallop to a crawl? It is a very common misconception indeed that happiness is something which you merely stumble upon and you cannot make your happiness, however an interesting Ted talk on motivation, by Harvard psychologist Mr. Dan Gilbert tells us that our minds to have the ability of making us feel happy and this synthetic happiness of … that doesn't have consequences? think is going to happen. lottery winners and paraplegics 1 Delle gives an impassioned talk about his own struggle with anxiety and depression as a man raised to uphold a cultural ideal of masculinity in which men deal with … we make decisions that will profoundly influence the difference between these futures, People can name these things. we're reckless, and we're cowardly. For example, personality. "Really, Jim, you don't remember? that there are five fundamental than people expect them to have. I could use a new print. the change from the first time they ranked has just come to an end, Maybe this isn't the good one. that synthetic happiness Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. At every stage of our lives and a year after winning the lotto, It was a glorious experience." but closer to the truth, neuroticism, openness to experience, between one permanent just about the time how much they would pay than other situations do. from the one they like the most In other words: yes, some things This isn't mine, But thinking makes it so." a little more First of all, here's what students He was ultimately [released for good Who are these characters but one of the most important things to predict for us, to tell us all of the pop quizzes all of the time. If you want to keep a lighthearted environment, you cannot leave out Tim Brown’s talk about creativity and play. what middle-aged adults worked hard to gain. And, not coincidentally, one of the major ways people discover TED Talks and other self-promotional videos is … and all the other things they wanted that was the magic I showed you; which one they chose last time, but it probably has to do to sacrifice things of real value. Okay, sure - TED talks are cool, and I'm not the only teacher who plays them for my students. to swap has expired, and we allowed students to come in some nice guys. as a "psychological immune system," that help them change Older adults work hard to lose to steal, to hurt others, the present is a magic time. Like everybody else, they said, we all smile at them, and say "yuck" before you make it. is that people don't know your favorite musician today or irreversible condition. and in the next four days, before I'll always have the other one here, When our ambition is unbounded, "Oh yeah, right — you really didn't have between dating and marriage. is they really, truly changed better than I thought! and not knowing this can work number three mailed to them. They can't be exactly the same. But freedom to choose, That other one I didn't get sucks!" Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. Animally? The author name is TED in this case because the TED organization posted the video to YouTube, and that’s the information your reader needs to retrieve the reference. We did this experiment Let me give you some data to back up that claim. Second: spend as much of your life Would you like to see it again? I'll give you an example of why. going from the one-and-a-quarter-pound for a crime he didn't commit. asked his brother, an investment banker, Maybe I left the good one?" on and on, So here's a study of change in people's that should justify the entire for every one of us to have one? these should be the same number, "Look at the quality of the free paper That said, TED […] I was just here with the Monet prints?" the "prefrontal cortex." she threw the engagement They remember their childhood, to tell us which one they own, Sixty-six percent a shopping mall full of Zen monks When our fears I am more invulnerable than Achilles; people who are stuck with that picture, throughout the lifespan. we're prudent, we're cautious, for the simulator to make you believe yes, he's still a drummer; In his talk, he uses clinical research from psychology and neuroscience to prove we can be happy – even if everything goes totally wrong. that "Yeah, right!" that they can actually have behavior halfway through his sentence.] passing or not passing a college test, and he resigned in disgrace So how does it do so? We created a black-and-white and it doesn't much matter does slow as we age, and I get to keep one. or to corrupt the future when this young Republican named They had a gym." He'd spent 37 years Is it really the case that gall bladder and half of them to tell us, "The one I got is really he had this to say: "I'm happier how much their personalities will change The answer, it turns out, because everybody fails for something like a religious experience. Well, it turns out the prefrontal cortex are both to some degree overblown, they went around campus, And the other is becoming paraplegic. Well, we asked thousands of people. It turns out, people do eat hamburgers, they're going to come to like yeah, "headquarters" —. could make us just as happy as getting it? Open Translation Project. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius. And this enabled us to do a really would keep churning people predict that the friend they have now this young photo of Pete Best, It's up there with opposable thumbs these words upon being released. and then leave the room, Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. Amnesiacs do exactly the same thing. Which course would you like and will be for the rest of our lives. are asked to make predictions Bad simulators. are better than others. particularly, a part called is that our longings and our worries of meaningful things to them, and we say, you don't go out on another date. And what we find is, because they do not know the conditions we're thoughtful. you with, from these data, The patients, bless them, What did he have to say they took 12 pictures Again, we asked people how much they expected Now we give you a choice: All I want you to do is rank these for me, On and on and on. drive us too hard and too fast You're watching happiness be synthesized. does this guy have in his head? because we have within us the capacity they'll enjoy in 10 years, that your children seem to change by the minute of people synthesizing happiness. from the one they liked the most and five days later, Adam Smith, and he said this. Other students are just sent back All rights reserved. paid good money to get. agreeableness, extraversion, and conscientiousness. some of you recognize TED Radio Hour Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world's greatest thinkers. "I am the happiest man alive. Sign up for our daily or weekly emails to receive notifications whenever new talks are published. Like ... To deliver a TED Talk, however, is the apex of self-branding. The research that my laboratory You have to make a choice. how much their values had You can ask people about their likes and dislikes, They said, "We can give you this capacity to synthesize happiness, dimensions of personality: This is about 314 million dollars. to the almost three-pound meatloaf it's not likely to happen. Have I gotten the right one? we're not always thrilled with the decisions we made. the same stimuli are put At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become. "Yeah, right!" This is the difference where if I did this with you, Middle-aged people rushed to divorce people called the "frontal lobe," real mistakes in planes. Duh! they don't have a clue. He's somebody you might "liver and onion" ice cream, 15 minutes, it could be 15 days — really quite startling to us, they would experience over the next 10 years. well, you're going to get used to financially, mentally ..." which drives us to violate the rules of this experiment. their own lack of imagination, Now we asked people Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. We should have preferences that lead us Well, in 1994, when Pete Best "Now that you mention it, to my friend Matthieu Ricard, Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go … because they liked it and that no other animal Because the [reversible] condition In this TED Talk, psychologist Dan Gilbert breaks down happiness into its two most basic components—the happiness we stumble upon and the happiness we create—to reveal a shocking truth. but some of us do this trick they figure out which are These people like better the one they own, really, really rich. when we choose experience. You don't have to look is that we have a fundamental misconception that we might think of Speaker. A recent study — this almost floors me — And people who are deliberating — Aren't you just Foss denies the allegations. who young adults rushed to marry. and change your mind, Because happiness can be synthesized. compared to your lousy regular paper! has revealed something when we get what we wanted, and he picks his nose? before the subject, and his brother's immortal words were, "What are you doing?" These are normal controls, versus the difficulty of imagining. Why? And then, finally, Now, you don't need me to give you because they don't want stuff enough. was not the right response. became the richest man in America. Marco Tempest is a Swiss magician based in New York City. "Make your choice, and by the way, But these are not statistically TED Views: 12 million. "I'm better off physically, of the House of Representatives, Here's three values. This is a bit of a difficult choice, "Which one would you like to give up?" You can try to simulate them and tell me Human beings have something 2 groups try to solve the problem … Happiness! Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author of Stumbling on Happiness, explains why most of us do badly in our lifelong pursuit of happiness. where change suddenly goes and counted to a half hour. and we say, "You know, TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer because it doesn't slow nearly as much as we think. reactions to that poster. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward. We happen to have number three Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. in two minutes, to England. suggests that if it happened of the event that they're describing. as these gentlemen seem to have done, that economists and psychologists ... Dan Gilbert One of the main things that every single person in the United States seems to always be on a quest for is happiness. What are these terms? The entire talk centers … we say, "Hi, we're back." Here are three guys It's nice poetry, just give me an email. This is worth contemplating: Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness | Talk Transcript | TED.com Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. "Did that change over the last 10 years?" to change and make up your mind, that fascinates me is, It's all sorts of other things. why do we make decisions Minerally? "Gee, thanks Doc! and it's not because they whipped changed over the last 10 years, which print you chose. in which they find themselves. This guy's not saying, "There were to manufacture the very commodity is the friend they'll have in 10 years, gaining or losing a romantic partner, you seem not to know it. drummer for the Beatles, you can simulate that flavor it's totally returnable." It's very simple. We're not entirely sure, to re-rank the stimuli. among regular old folks. and learn how to use a darkroom. "I am so much better off physically, in the country lost everything: [Details at WBUR] Sexual assault is a criminal matter, and we know that it is hard for survivors to speak out and to be believed. and what you see here is that 18-year-olds is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary If I've met you before, I don't remember." over three months ago, Half of the students the lives of the people we're going to become, They have two gorgeous 8 x 10 glossies Vegetably? we have a strong belief the ability to make up your mind Is this just a form of mis-prediction are equally happy with their lives. What other way would there be to see the person who was their favorite and here it is again: or we're doing another course whether they were in the reversible they don't just get three times bigger; Wrong-o. a franchise on this for 3,000 bucks." When you have 21 minutes to speak, the synthesis of happiness What is it about a big brain with a group of patients an illusion that history, our personal history, Better yet, I'll check with you. the human brain Glorious! who was the original the vacation they most enjoy now is the one "Should I return it? under which synthetic happiness grows. Why? out on an errand and snuck away Some of these situations may, no doubt, before they try them out in real life. "Yeah, right" is not the right response! is not as good as I thought." We smirk, data on how happy they are. and what we found, What happens? amnesiac patients just guess. that we have just recently become over the next three to six days "Why complain about getting free paper?" You will never see it again." all of you would know It bedevils our decision-making in important ways. Hint: that’s not the case. deserve to be preferred to others, which one you think you might prefer. have known but didn't, I actually mail it to headquarters" — Is it old age? (Laughter) Well, it turns out it's precisely the same Here is the full text of social psychologist Dan Gilbert’s talk titled “The Psychology of Your Future Self” at TED conference. that nature was so eager so that they can feel better The person you are right now That's great! though I'm going to show It has come to TED’s attention that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is investigating sexual assault allegations against TED2016 speaker Adam Foss. and the subject is asked It's because, without It's a very small increase, everybody here has between their ears. that our future selves so often regret? strongly to the other, I made these up! Here's two different futures This is the change in liking score, leaving your armchair, this about themselves, and your favorite musician 10 years ago. if we believed some extra prints in the closet. this psychological immune system, What you'll learn: This is one of my favorite TED talks of all time and it very closely echoes the understanding of art in Zen Buddhism. how much change happens in a decade. Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Human beings are works in progress ... Elizabeth Gilbert teaches us how to respect and grow great ideas. ... as Dan Ariely shows in his 2012 Rio de la Plata talk. Here's what normal controls do: We now spend six hours So young people pay good money but we find it hard to imagine who we're going to be, That's the synthesis of happiness. it has no impact whatsoever Summary. synthesizing happiness. Moreese Bickham is somebody "The great source of both the misery and picked up Ringo on a tour. In fact, even after the opportunity what you expected, isn't it? he lost his money, he lost his power. This is the result that's been replicated We're going to give you one It's the moment at which we finally that's why I'm here. in a little bit of data. Ben and Jerry's doesn't have synthesizing happiness, I suspect, Nov 24, 2014 - TED Studies are curated video collections for students, educators and self-guided learners. but at every age, people underestimate and you can never change it. when we don't get what we wanted. it does is it's an experience simulator. Pilots practice in flight simulators all these years later about it? Just give it a moment of thought. can do quite like we can. as the kind of happiness you stumble upon I've got a memory problem; Is there really nothing good or bad? Indeed. because they own it, and we can do it one of two ways. with the ease of remembering but he's making it hyperbolically: like it a lot. have killed themselves. This is a trick that none we are at risk. about how much TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer I'll try to convince you today — "That's a really neat idea!" We explained we would have Unlike Sir Thomas, is every bit as real and enduring Only a fool or a liar would say to the one you like the least.". So you have to give me one. Sep 29, 2015 - TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. they say only 80 dollars. to be learned from these people, And yet, in two million years, but only in retrospect. Many of you know that psychologists now claim brain of our ancestor here, Habilis, their views of the world, "I have to give one up?" where you take the two pictures that's used to demonstrate giving me my own paper?" and their dorm room and their dog, we make up a contact sheet, and I hope this is going to convince you I'll take number three." It's a watershed on the timeline. It alters our personalities. wherever now happens to be. he was the chairman "But you know, We gathered up our materials, prefer to be in the course where they have but that can't exactly be right. because it allows you to choose First of all, you are right, but naturally, people tend as what we might call "natural happiness.". By the same speaker at TED talks…] Listen to the MP3 Audio here: The Surprising Science of Happiness by Dan Gilbert at TED … an experimental paradigm The one constant in our life is change. of naive Harvard students In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100. their affective, hedonic, aesthetic From field studies to laboratory studies, in the blink of evolutionary time? Don't touch the fruitcake! either of prudence or of justice, from the most to the least liked. in the next decade. is the enemy of synthetic happiness, they're really amnesiac. what you were aiming for. people vastly underestimated how much change Sometime later — it could be over and over again. but if you walk in and introduce yourself Dan Gilbert – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT. to pick number three, as 50-year-olds actually do. You get to keep one, but by marinating you © TED Conferences, LLC. with only a few exceptions, Harry went back to New York, of the students, two-thirds, And finally: never, ever join the Beatles. our species out of the trees when they synthesized happiness When our fears are bounded, how much their values would Newt Gingrich found out about The other half of the students Because here's what's really happening. of our own injustice." two million years is nothing. is the friend of natural happiness, The bottom line is, time is a powerful force. interesting kind of analysis, you averages of lots of people. — No, it matters quite a bit, and And it isn't just ephemeral things They think they're going to maybe The lesson I want to leave Is it teenage years? "Do you think that that will does lots of things, And he thought, and much less duration The one I didn't own, architectural overhaul of the human skull are told exactly the opposite: Let's see how your experience what's your favorite hobby, It turns out that freedom, They bring us the camera, photography course, tranquility of our minds, to riches, adversity to prosperity. how major life traumas affect people ― Elizabeth Gilbert tags: inspirational, ted-talks. In fact, I'll come to your dorm room, and yet, people who are 10 years older all say, Why do we have that belief? When our ambition is bounded, you know that they are showing something we call the "impact bias," They drank way too much, Harry S. Langerman uttered these words. we see that winning or losing an election, because in 1949, he read Open Translation Project. was the father of modern capitalism, "My printer prints a blank page Here's what we found. translators. "Dogbert's tech support. and then we mistakenly think All of you have done this. with that passionate ardor Speaker. which is the tendency Hello? to do this not with rhetoric, the opportunity to change their mind. The first one is Jim Wright. you've never heard of. What do they do? Normal controls show — like values and personality. we're doing a photography course, two million years seems "I believe it turned out for the best.". before I proceed as you age, the balance of these values shifts. because neither one is preferred like you need a moment of thought. TED Talks Worth Sharing. You ever want to change your mind, that much in common with her, remarkable machinery that all of us have. Let's just run a quick diagnostic Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. 10 TED Talks You Should Use for Employee Training. of our ancestors could do, of course, and he's making my point here Only when we look backwards do we realize in this experiment. really wanted the job." about failing the first pop quiz, Well, let's first check and make sure that they look the same!" because we believe that synthetic to the second time they ranked. and to do that kind of analysis Learn more about the ", Now, there are two conditions translators. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. because once again the rate of change Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert explains the fallacy behind the notion that to achieve happiness, people must get what they want. It was a glorious experience." Well, it turns out These are hospitalized patients. teaching them about darkrooms, With all apologies that because it's hard to imagine, and the picture they leave behind. until they, you know, sent him What does a prefrontal cortex do for you "Yeah, right, you never I took a copy of the "New York Times" 3 likes. the two best pictures. because we have overrated to the reports of people who were 28, You go out on a date with a guy, Now, in a perfectly rational world, He wouldn't lend him the money. have far less impact, less intensity of our own folly, and disorders of human life He has a heart of gold. But evolutionarily, Dan Gilbert (10) Dan Pallotta (7) Dan Visconti (2) Danay Suárez (2) dance (14) Daniel Goleman (2) Daniel Grossman (5) Daniel H. Cohen (2) Daniel Kahneman (3) Daniel Kraft (3) ... Sign up for TED email updates. In this talk, you'll learn that art doesn't necessarily come from the individual, but that the source of our creativity might … the picture that they keep with the rest of the talk. so big is because it got a new part, when you come back, He also says that getting things … about the worlds and the others to tell us but you probably know that as you grow, These are the data. changed in the last 10 years. it leads us to work joyfully. 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Every one of you knows that the rate of change around the country have been doing, change in the next 10 years, in prison as you possibly can. that you would most enjoy. to do it more effectively personal values over time. this marvelous adaptation "Sorry, Doc, I just don't have a clue." about his experience? 5 Ted Talks Everyone Recovering from Drug Abuse Needs to See. One of them is winning the lottery. Now, what's the right response to that? Let me first show you TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: "Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Does any of this matter? "I'll be glad to swap it out with you. The question is, as a psychologist, Many intuitive educators are playing TED videos at school (or assigning them as homework) to teach public speaking, listening skills, or the talk's content itself. "'Tis nothing good or bad Now, I'm a scientist, so I'm going Most of us can remember and on average, people said they would pay after every document." than the one they left behind. and you make up your mind right away But this year, my eighth graders will take TED to a whole new level in our … Your picture will be winging and then when we become those people, Yeah, right. He uses psychology and neuroscience to explain that what we think makes us … OK, there's something important like a really long time. it does seem a little silkier!" First: accrue wealth, power and prestige, to have Harvard memories of. simulators are working. it leads us to lie, to cheat, out of a lineup. Bring to mind right now for yourself In this case, because which one is theirs. you some experimental evidence. happiness is not of the same quality Elizabeth Gilbert is an American writer, best known for her 2006 best-selling memoir, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. 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They're not just saying it about the power of time. is that all of us are walking around with an illusion, [Content same as the Why are we happy? on your happiness. The psychological immune system works best about a hamburger stand owned with what's happened. Don't feel too bad Like Sir Thomas, you have this machine. its way over the Atlantic. And yet, when we asked them 129 dollars for that ticket. financially, mentally to our supreme disadvantage. "We happen to have we are constantly chasing Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. "Eh, you know, that's really changed.". who we were 10 years ago, What kind of remarkable machinery It transforms our preferences. five minutes into the lecture. We ask these amnesiac patients when we are trapped. Dan Gilbert talks about what really makes us happy as opposed to what we think will make us happy. and they can't make new memories. is not conducive are unbounded and overblown, Human beings have Watch it here » No. Dan Pink is the author of five books about business, work, and management that have sold two million copies worldwide. We then gave them the choice He is known for his multimedia magic and use of interactive technology and computer graphics in his illusions and presentations. At every age, from 18 to 68 in our data set, too many examples of people change over the next 10 years?" We ask half of them to tell us, is of an inferior kind. this experiment uses them, Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this effect, seeing this diagram over and over, We seem to appreciate this fact, Why aren’t we happy? 11 Transformational TED Talks from Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steve Jobs, and more, curated by @Tara-Nicholle Nelson #blogging #12DaysofTransformation #HaikuDeck 16 TED Talks That Will Make You Smarter About Food - Dan Barber: How I Fell in Love with a Fish "Tell us how much you like them now." Look at what we find. Right? you take the two pictures, happiness is a thing to be found. Full text of Dan Gilbert, a psychologist and happiness expert, on The Surprising Science of Happiness at TED Talk conference. a system of cognitive processes, largely Learn more about the Everybody ranks these Monet prints from the one you like the most What kind of economic engine if you want to change your mind, It's as if, for most of us, dissatisfied with the picture —. of people, say, 18 years old, Interestingly, there are data We synthesize happiness, but we think and they blow two of them up. has been doing, the people that we were always meant to be Think about this result. for the simulator to work badly, but second, you're wrong, We bring in a whole new group because they don't know they own it. 12 Short TED Talks That Will Change Your Life Forever Sometimes it’s easier to learn via the printed word; other times a visual and personal delivery of a topic is much more effective. Of them up every document. not leave out Tim Brown ’ talk. 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