- Daniel Kahneman, 2002 Nobel Prize Lecture on "Maps of Bounded Rationality". Kahneman's studies on decision making gave rise to the field of "behavioral economics". It is shocking how often intelligent people fail to use their better and informed judgement.
- Alexander Hiam, 1998, 9 Obstacles to Creativity, The Futurist, 32 (7): 30-34.
- Isaac Asimov, What is intelligence anyway? A nice joke about "intelligence" taken from his book Asimov Laughs Again. More than 700 favorite jokes, limericks, and Anecdotes.
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- Encouraging American Girls to Embrace Math, an NPR "Talk of the Nation" interview with several female mathematicians, including Danica McKellar, author of Math Doesn't Suck.
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