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Is “House of Cards” Running a Morality Experiment?

Some classic thought experiments in morality, empathy and decision-making have been replicated in the Netflix hit series “House of Cards.” For those who watch the show it is a unique opportunity for reflection: How far is too far when it comes to immoral acts? And where is the line between discomfort and repugnance in our […]

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Cognitive Science and Storytelling

One of my inspirations for The Narrative Leader was the connection I began to see between cognitive science and storytelling. Cognitive science seemed to explain some of the biggest mysteries about stories: Why do we build our lives around stories? What makes some stories more compelling than others? Why do some stories work better than […]

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