The Art of Artful Dodging

I often listen to a WGBH radio show simply called Boston Public Radio, with hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagen. I’m driving quite a bit these days, traveling from client to client. The show keeps me informed and entertained.

A recent interview caught my attention and you might enjoy it. Harvard economist Michael Norton analyzed artful dodging strategies employed by politicians — the expert steering of direct questions away from the point and into something more suited to a particular agenda, or talking point, or campaign pledge.

Of course, I couldn’t help but be reminded of a certain secret esoteric “School”, now known as “The Study”. If get a chance take a listen and see what you think. I’d love to hear your take!