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A ThinkIn with Steven Pinker on rationality

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist. He is one of the world’s most influential thinkers, and his ideas on life, language and human nature have influenced, inspired and frustrated people for decades. We are delighted that Steven will be coming in-person to the Tortoise Newsroom to talk about his new book: Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters over breakfast this October. In his inimitable style, through relatable examples from mainstream culture, Steven will explain the why we have all become so susceptible to being distracted, manipulated and flummoxed into leaving logic and common sense behind, and what we can do about it. Buy Steven’s book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. 

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The Future of the Brain: Can we cure dementia?

It looks as though ten years and billions of dollars have been wasted on dead-end approaches to curing dementia. Is it really that bad? If so do we have to go back to the neuroscience drawing board and start again? If not, what do we actually know about how the brain works? What is a Tortoise ThinkIn? A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise. Drinks from 5.30pm, starts promptly at 6pm. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can ‘SlinkIn’! If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing thinkin@tortoisemedia.com We film our Thinkins so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person. Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.

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The Joy Of Abstinence: Switch off and recharge?

Human beings are brilliant at many things, but spectacularly bad at one: realising what makes us happy. We over-indulge in the search for a dopamine hit, but long-term happiness is about doing the right things not doing the most things. Online, the odds are stacked against us. There’s a whole industry built on keeping us hooked. How do we switch off and make ourselves happier? What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?  A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.  Don’t worry if you think you don’t know enough to comment – we all feel that way. So we prepare Tortoise Notes for every ThinkIn – an all you need to know guide to the subject we’re discussing. You’ll receive this ahead of the ThinkIn. And when the conversation is done, we don’t drift off. We’ll send you the Tortoise Take – our point of view, informed by what we’ve heard.  Drinks from 18:00.

thinkin

A ThinkIn with Steven Pinker on rationality

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist. He is one of the world’s most influential thinkers, and his ideas on life, language and human nature have influenced, inspired and frustrated people for decades. We are delighted that Steven will be coming in-person to the Tortoise Newsroom to talk about his new book: Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters over breakfast this October. In his inimitable style, through relatable examples from mainstream culture, Steven will explain the why we have all become so susceptible to being distracted, manipulated and flummoxed into leaving logic and common sense behind, and what we can do about it. Buy Steven’s book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. 

thinkin

The Future of the Brain: Can we cure dementia?

It looks as though ten years and billions of dollars have been wasted on dead-end approaches to curing dementia. Is it really that bad? If so do we have to go back to the neuroscience drawing board and start again? If not, what do we actually know about how the brain works? What is a Tortoise ThinkIn? A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise. Drinks from 5.30pm, starts promptly at 6pm. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can ‘SlinkIn’! If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing thinkin@tortoisemedia.com We film our Thinkins so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person. Members can find their ThinkIn booking code in My Tortoise, under My Membership.

thinkin

The Joy Of Abstinence: Switch off and recharge?

Human beings are brilliant at many things, but spectacularly bad at one: realising what makes us happy. We over-indulge in the search for a dopamine hit, but long-term happiness is about doing the right things not doing the most things. Online, the odds are stacked against us. There’s a whole industry built on keeping us hooked. How do we switch off and make ourselves happier? What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?  A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.  Don’t worry if you think you don’t know enough to comment – we all feel that way. So we prepare Tortoise Notes for every ThinkIn – an all you need to know guide to the subject we’re discussing. You’ll receive this ahead of the ThinkIn. And when the conversation is done, we don’t drift off. We’ll send you the Tortoise Take – our point of view, informed by what we’ve heard.  Drinks from 18:00.