Clarity beats accuracy

Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds
Dominic Walliman
May 24, 2016
In this lighthearted talk Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication and unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand, it’s all in how it’s explained.

1. Start off in the right place. Everyone has a different background, everyone has a different set of knowledge …
2. Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole.
3. Clarity beats accuracy

4. Explain what you think is cool


Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A. P. W. B. Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Julian Treasure > 5 ways to listen better

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
TEDGlobal, Jul 2011


The art of conversation

conscious listening

listening positions:

  • active/passive
  • reductive/expansive
  • critical/empathetic


How to speak so that people want to listen
Julian Treasure
TED Jun 27, 2014