The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax

Read a new feature at Quartz on Crooked, the new book by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin. Anyone who has endured back pain knows it is an erratic dictator. It takes hold of your psyche, demanding your attention and devotion before all else—before you can plan a hike, return to a work routine, pick up your child… Read more »

Read Nick Tasler at Quartz

Nick Tasler has penned a new piece at Quartz, “How some people stay motivated and energized at work…” Nick’s work here was also featured at NY Mag. In 2000, I became the first person in my family to finish college. I soon landed a job at a major management consulting firm. I was working on… Read more »

Listen to Nick Tasler on Todd Henry’s podcast

Nick Tasler, who recently published his fourth book Ricochet: What to Do When Change Happens to You, was a guest on fellow BrightSight speaker Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative podcast. Listen above. [] Nick was also recently featured at Quartz: Each of these scandals arises from the same predicament: When companies place material success and self-interest… Read more »

Read Brigid Schulte at Quartz

Brigid Schulte has just begun work on a new series on the behavioral science behind why we work so much, and systems we can design that may be able to help us work better and have time for life. The problem isn’t policies—it’s culture. Some companies have sought better work-life balance through experiments with flexible… Read more »

Bill Gates says The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos is a book we should all read

Speaking at a recent conference, Bill Gates recently recommended Pedro Domingos’s for those looking to understand Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence and… Read more »