Fixing the Flaws in Your Thinking & How History Has Shaped Our Lives

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Aug 14, 201738m
Fixing the Flaws in Your Thinking & How History Has Shaped Our Lives
Aug 14 '1738m
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Many grocery stores now boast that they sell “locally grown” produce. Perhaps you’ve wondered just how local is it – where does that locally grown produce come from? We begin this episode with an explanation of just how far away produce can originate and still be called – locally grown.

Then, let’s take a look at how you think. In particular, a look at the flaws in how you think. Matthew May is an innovation strategist, speaker and author of, Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking ( ) and The Elegant Solution ( , explains how we so often go wrong when we solve problems, make decisions or come up with ideas. He has tested thousands of people and found that almost all of us make some pretty common mistakes that prevent us from coming up with the right solution. And he offers simple strategies to get your thinking back on track.

Also, perhaps you’ve heard that many people now cover up their webcam with a piece of tape to prevent hackers from spying on them. Is that really necessary? I’ll explain what the experts say you should do.

And, how has history shaped our lives? Patrick Wyman, host of the Tides of History podcast discusses the importance of history in all our lives. For example, you probably didn’t know that the fall of the Roman Empire is the reason why we speak English. Listen to Patrick’s fascinating explanation. 

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