About Jonathan Rogers

Nerd, Esq. - From VA to the LA Coast

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  • Jonathan shared from Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James
    According to Rousseau, healthy self-love does not require comparing oneself to others at all; feeling worthy does not necessarily involve feeling superior to someone.
  • Jonathan shared from How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
    (Herbert Simon said it best: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.")
    Note: A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention,
  • Jonathan shared from How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
    The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as "a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." From the perspective of the brain, Bohr was absolutely right. Expertise is simply the wisdom that emerges from cellular error. Mistakes aren't things to be discouraged. On the contrary, they should be cultivated and carefully investigated.
    Note: "Expertise"
  • Jonathan shared from The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely
    P.S. I SHOULD point out that throughout all of our cross-cultural experiments, there was one time we did find a difference. At some point Racheli Barkan and I carried out our experiment in a bar in Washington, D.C., where many congressional staffers gather. And we carried out the same experiment in a bar in New York City where many of the customers are Wall Street bankers. That was the one place where we found a cultural difference. Who do you think cheated more, the politicians or the bankers? I was certain that it was going to be the politicians, but our results showed the opposite: the bankers...
    Note: Bankers cheat more than politicians
  • Jonathan shared from The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely
    As long as we see other members of our own social groups behaving in ways that are outside the acceptable range, it’s likely that we too will recalibrate our internal moral compass and adopt their behavior as a model for our own. And if the member of our in-group happens to be an authority figure—a parent, boss, teacher, or someone else we respect—chances are even higher that we’ll be dragged along.
    Note: We look to members in our social group to see if cheating is justifiable
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Jonathan Rogers
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