Kindergartners vs. MBA students

I went to a lecture by Walter Pincus yesterday and hearing that the internet journalism was just a fad was not good for my ego. But I won’t dwell on the fact that Pincus stuck to corporate print journalism as the only future of journalism (grrr…). I liked what he said about journalism needing to be owned locally and his idea of a print journalism small business is attractive in many ways.

Still I find it hard to escape that print journalism as inherently non-iterative or at least less capable of fast iterations. That’s the allure of online journalism — get it wrong? You can change quickly and adapt back in with instant feedback. The video below is about the “marshmallow challenge” where kindergartners consistently beat out MBA students in building a simple structure. Why? Find out:

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