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The upside of losing an argument and/or being wrongThe upside of losing an argument and/or being wrong

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

My last fight came after, of all things, the movie Pacific Rim.  As my moviegoing companion and I walked out of the theater, he said of Guillermo del Toro’s latest, “That was awesome.” I, on the other hand, thought it was just okay, managing to slightly elevate its robots-versus-aliens premise. At first, we slightly disagreed. […]

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The best argument I ever had: A short Q&A with Daniel H. CohenThe best argument I ever had: A short Q&A with Daniel H. Cohen

Posted By David Webber

Daniel H. Cohen argues for a good argument. In today’s talk, given at TEDxColbyCollege, Cohen asks us to set aside our goal of winning arguments in favor of gaining a greater appreciation for the legitimate points being made by the other person. In an effort to gain more appreciation for that argument, we asked Cohen […]

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Disagreements on the TED stage: Speaker debates over the yearsDisagreements on the TED stage: Speaker debates over the years

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED2013 kicks off in just 11 days. And, in the very first session, Robert J. Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson will ascend the stage for a debate on the future of work. While Gordon will focus on how our current ecosystem of innovation is too focused on personal gadgetry, and thus isn’t setting us up to solve the […]