Tag Archives: Jonah Lehrer

Brian Williams, Jonah Lehrer, and kleptomania

By now, who hasn’t heard the news about NBC anchor Brian Williams?  That he lied multiple times, over a period of many years, about his helicopter being hit by ground fire in Iraq.  That he apparently lied about many other … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will come: the importance of infrastructure for creativity and innovation

Here’s a little factoid I’d forgotten about until my husband and I were discussing the recent Presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: The famous series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were not held during the … Continue reading

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“Imagine”: A reminder that the “big picture” requires “small details”

My friend Lisa recently loaned me a copy of Imagine, by Jonah Lehrer.  This was the book at the center of the maelstrom this summer about various ethics and quality issues with Lehrer’s work: his “self-plagiarism” (recycling previously published material), “sloppy” … Continue reading

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The Power of “Freshly Pressed”

. . . and peril of the paralysis that follows. At least for me, anyway. If you are a blogger, you know that WordPress features 19 blogs daily on its home page, continually updating and rotating them out as the … Continue reading

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Jonah Lehrer, and the “marvellous Boy”

Well, the sad news last week was that Jonah Lehrer, one of my favorite writers, admitted to fabricating quotes from Bob Dylan in his recently published book Imagine.  I intended to purchase Lehrer’s book but hadn’t gotten around to it … Continue reading

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