In Praise of Incrementalism

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British cycling outfit Team Sky used a strategy of “marginal gains” to win four Tours de France. (Photo: Jaguar MENA/flckr)

Season 6, Episode 20 

On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: what do the Italian Renaissance, Olympic cycling, and civil rights movements have in common?

In each case, huge breakthroughs came from taking tiny steps. In a world where everyone is looking for the next moonshot, Stephen J. Dubner argues that we shouldn’t ignore the power of incrementalism.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “In Praise of Incrementalism.”

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