Paradigms: Measuring The Wrong Things The Wrong Way with Todd Rose


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Evan is joined by Dr. Todd Rose, an expert on the science of individuality. They discuss the immense impact that environment has on an individual’s ability to flourish, and consider the shortcomings of decisions that are based on averages. What if nonprofits and social sector institutions designed interventions around individual needs and environments rather than generalized metrics?

Host for this Episode: Evan Feinberg
Guest: Todd Rose, President of Populace. Former professor and director of the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality at Harvard. Author of Collective Illusions, The End of Average, and Dark Horse.
Produced by Stand Together and BitterSweet Creative
Executive Producers: Obiekwe "Obi" Okolo and Robert Winship
Editing, Engineering, and Sound Design: Robert Winship
Special Thanks to Producers: Molly Ringel and Elgin Cato
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