The Wiki Man

commuting

Is this the end of commuting?

April 30, 2020 3:25 pm

The ability to travel within your own mind seems to be a great gift — instead we disparage it with terms such as ‘couch potato’

introverts

The keys to ending lockdown — introverts and brown M&M’s

April 16, 2020 6:03 pm

Many of us would practice self-distancing for ever if only those bastard extroverts would stop making us go to things

quarantine

Will quarantine for travelers become normal again?

March 19, 2020 5:48 pm

My greatest surprise at the coronavirus outbreak is that it has not happened before

technology

Technological progress is as messy as Darwinian evolution

January 4, 2020 2:01 pm

Surprisingly often, a technology is invented for one purpose and sits around for ages before someone finds a better use for it

tv

No one else has the weird levels of self-regard shown by people who appear regularly on TV

November 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Contemporary political coverage has a default level of negativity

veganism

How veganism became mainstream

November 7, 2019 11:34 am

Once 10 percent of people become vegan, the dynamics of eating change

change

Business is the only area of human activity where you get paid to change your mind

September 12, 2019 1:10 pm

When everyone else zigs, it pays to zag

red bull business magic

The art and science of business magic

May 7, 2019 1:07 pm

The limits of logic, and the alchemy of success

donald trump identity

Identity is just as important as wealth. Why don’t economists get that?

January 6, 2019 8:19 am

Economics is obsessed with the gains arising from scale. But identity does not scale neatly or quickly

fake news

Trump may have a point about fake news

November 24, 2018 10:42 am

While our broadcast media in Britain are supposedly regulated for political bias in content, they are not regulated in the relative emphasis devoted to different topics