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Nudge & Sludge (Guest Post by Gino Engle)

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Dec 2016

Nudge & Sludge (Guest Post by Gino Engle)

By now we are all well-accustomed with the notion of ‘nudge’, as popularised by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Nudges alter the choice architecture around decision-making to enable more helpful decisions to be made, more often. Simply put, nudges change behaviour by helping individuals make better decisions: from encouraging healthier eating by placing fruit at eye-level, to boosting retirement savings by making pensions schemes the default option. Almost a decade since the release of Nudge – and with government-led ‘nudge units’ springing up across the world – this notion has become somewhat of a new orthodoxy. As Cait Lamberton puts it,...

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Head to Head: The Girl Without A Sound

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Apr 2016

Head to Head: The Girl Without A Sound

‘Representation matters, so little black girls need stories written about them, for them. If we don’t use our words and use them loudly, we remain invisible.’ This is the essence of The Girl Without A Sound, ‘a message of hope for all women of colour to keep searching for our voices, to fight to be heard and to use them loudly to implement change. It is a call to action.’ So insists storyteller, actress, activist and playwright, Buhle Ngaba (25), visionary and author behind the whirlwind journey that culminated in The Girl Without A Sound. It’s the playful, brave, passionate and powerful tale of a young, black...

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Head to Head with Hengchen Dai

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Feb 2016

Head to Head with Hengchen Dai

Hengchen Dai is one of our favourite Behaviouralists. Currently Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St Louis, Dai has made understanding the behaviours of ‘being human’ – at home and at work – her profession. She focuses particularly on what motivates us, how we self-regulate our goal-driven action and how to ‘nudge’ this in line with our long-term best interests. Trained at Peking University, with her Doctorate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Dai is fast becoming an influential leader in the field. She’s presented her work at countless universities...

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