Messy Nobel

messy_nobelEconomist Tim Harford initiates us into contract theory. His new book, “Messy,” is about unlocking creativity, and it looks at how disorganization and improvisation are often the routes to invention. He turns a bunch of techniques on this year’s Nobel winner, Oliver Hart and subject him, and his theories, to a set of oddball suggestions by flipping through decks of inspiration cards and getting ideas from cryptic phrases, which sound great accompanied by the guitar.

Planet Money | 18th November 2016