All posts tagged ‘action

Action Bias

Wikipedia on social desirability bias: Social desirability bias is the tendency of respondents to answer questions in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others. It can take the form of over-reporting good behavior or under-reporting bad behavior. The tendency poses a serious problem with conducting research with self-reports, especially questionnaires. This bias interferes […]

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

“Better safe than sorry”? Thoughts on CEOs and intuition, false expectations of security, change, and our moral obligation to live up to our human potential. And then, 13 friendly anarchistic pointers to fix the world. Have you ever seen Steve Jobs’ commencement address in Stanford? It’s basically the world’s most valuable CEO advocating to follow […]

Idleness and Action: A How-To

This article was written after my good friend Philipp wrote me the following lines about The Friendly Anarchist: “At first, I found [your posts to be] contradictory. You’re writing about the benefits of idleness on the one hand, and then about how good it feels to do something at all. So what is your point? […]