The Greater Fool

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How to Motivate People: Skip the Bonus and Give Them a Real Project

via @davidmtate

This is not as counterintuitive as I first thought, humans are random creatures of free will after all. But I'm still surprised to see the phenomenon is both measurable and significant. To pick any single outcome/factor and label it as most likely to induce the desired behavior is impossible even if the single factor is financial reward. Basically, you're betting against the field.