Do you have what it takes to become a spy? Surprisingly, one of the most sought after traits in potential Mossad agents is the ability to stay strong in the face of loneliness. Loneliness and boredom are very real threats that can affect performance; agents sent on missions abroad often wait months before being called on to work, and they’re forbidden from making real relationships during that time.
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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