From In-N-Out Burger to Baskin-Robbins to Taco Bell, California seems to be a hotbed of breakthrough restaurant. But what draws entrepreneurs to the Golden State? Chris Nichols speculates that it’s because the state has been seen as the place to reinvent oneself; for example, the McDonald brothers came for the film industry but instead wound up launching the most popular burger chain in the world.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here