Jagdish Rattanani

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This Isn’t Capitalism — It’s Growthism, and It’s Bad for Us

You know the alien cults that announce to their followers that next year, on October 28th, at precisely 4:05 pm, the master race will arrive, and save humanity? Of course, the aliens never arrive. But that doesn’t stop the cult from believing. It only strengthens their belief.<p>If, as I’d bet you do, …

Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

It was Abraham Maslow who gave us that famous observation — “when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” We all understand the implication: Anyone attempting to solve an ambiguous problem should start out in possession of a broad set of tools.<p>It is curious, then, that we …

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Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn’t where their mouth is. Poor grammar and jargon-riddled writing are rampant. We’re great at inventing terms — the instruction manual for my toaster refers to the lever that pops up the …

The Stupidity of the Crowd

New research shows that groups make worse decisions than individuals do when the choice is really obvious.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>The theory of the "wisdom of the crowd" has been used to explain everything from the overall accuracy of Wikipedia to the logic of democracy. And in general, that principle is …

Reza Aslan Is Publishing World's Newest Star, Thanks to Fox News

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's a marketing triumph no book publicist or agent could have dreamt up: appear on Fox News, …

'There Are No Fat People in Paris'

The Atlantic in Paris: Dispatch #9<p>Two Saturdays ago, I visited the venerable bookstore Shakespeare and Company. It was a hot day. The store was small and stifling. A woman walked around handing out watermelon. I picked up a copy of Eric Hobsbawm's <i>The Age of Revolution</i> and Primo Levi's <i>If This Is A</i> …

Are You Focusing on What’s Important?

Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence

An interview with <b>Scott Barry Kaufman</b> adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University and author of <i>Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Scott Barry Kaufman. He’s on the faculty …