The Elephant in the Brain
Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - an...
Apr 12, 2021just finished "The Elephant in the Brain" by @robinhanson -- such a fantastic book -- highly recommend – source
Sep 30, 2020Five book recommendations: 1. Atomic Habits (by @JamesClear) 2. Alchemy (by @rorysutherland) 3. Junior (by @tkemeny) 4. How Brands Grow (by @ProfByron) 5. Elephant in the Brain (by @KevinSimler & @robinhanson) – source