Wednesday, 21 December 2011

TEDCEMBER: Why to Believe In Others

Once again I've had to search through several candidates to find a TED talk worth another blog post, and once again I'm not entirely sure I've succeeded. Viktor Frankl's short talk on why to believe in others was funny, but lacked supporting evidence. His argument, that we should be to overestimate our fellow man's potential, because to do otherwise will result in them falling short of it, does hold some sort of truth. It's a common enough tactic to award someone recognition or rank prematurely to motivate them to "step up, but while I've seen this work, I can also imagine it failing. Unfortunately Viktor fails to elaborate on context or guidelines for applying this type of strategy.

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