Zoe is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and every other week we’ll be sharing her PT blog posts here. Enjoy!
A number of years ago, Umair Haque, an important thinker and writer, published a thought-provoking essay in the Harvard Business Review titled “Let’s Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry.”
In his essay, he critiques “TED thinking,” which, he says, serves “as a shorthand for the way we’ve come to think about ideas and how we share them, whether it’s through an 18-minute talk, an 800-word blog post, or the latest business ‘best-seller’…. ‘TED thinking’ is just a symptom: and the underlying syndrome is our broken relationship with Great Ideas.”
While Haque makes good points…