Carrots and Sticks at the RSA

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I had a wonderful time speaking a few weeks ago to the RSA, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, which for over 250 years “has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress.”  The RSA tradition lives on today in an ongoing free speakers’ series (see for example this cool animation of a Stephen Pinker talk).  
Here is a 15-minute condensation of a talk I gave about my book, Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done.


I am afraid this is a bit of an off-topic, but I feel compelled to comment anyhow.
The content of both the talk and the subsequent interview are terrific, but the video edition is hard to bear. The camera shots of the screen should be a thing of the past century. Instead, it should not be hard to get electronic copies of Mr. Ayres's presentation and insert them in the video.
On the other hand, I would still would like to congratulate the whole Freakonomics team for the quality and variety of the posts they publish. Thank you.