TED Talk: Why We Ignore Obvious Problems -and How to Act on Them

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Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it’s too late? Policy strategist Michele Wucker urges us to replace the myth of the “black swan” — that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe — with the reality of the “gray rhino,” the preventable danger that we choose to ignore. In this TED Talk, she shows why predictable crises catch us by surprise — and lays out some signs that there may be a charging rhino in your life right now.

This talk was presented at an official TED Salon event February 1, 2019, and was featured by editors on the TED.com home page as a Talk of the Day May 1, 2019. Watch below or on the TED website where you also will find a transcript and additional resources.
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