What are some of your favorite intellectual fads?

For me, the 'nudge' idea has been so overblown and misconstrued with poor psychology data mixed with lacking data I have trouble taking anyone serious.

I worked in Advertising for years and the ideas presented were not much different. There are still some great ideas, and people, but god damn did it get overblown.

@Zim I'm not sure how to feel about all the cognitive bias hype. It seems like the pendulum has swung too far the other way and now everything is a bias that needs to be corrected for :/

@charleschu @Zim Jess Whittlestone did some great research on the confirmation bias and how the overstated its evidence is jesswhittlestone.com/blog/2018

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I like the advertising history of using the ideas, 60-70 years of it. Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Group, has a great Farnum St. interview about it, the guy is entertaining as hell, link is below

@antidarkjedi I've talked with Rory before and his original Ted Talk is one of my favorites 😀 I hope everyone watches it honestly. As a long time train commuter, I really appreciate his take on improving the experience of a train vs. trying to shorten it 10min.

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