358: Social Engineering

358: Social Engineering

Jun 27, 2008
Governments are always looking for ways to change behavior—stopping people from driving drunk, or encouraging them to recycle. This week, we have stories of social engineering on a smaller scale.
In one story, a man convinces his friend to try something new, turn his back on a good paying salary and an apartment...and become homeless.
  • Gregory Deloatch and Daniel Canada dreamed of being writers, but normal life—marriage, jobs, paying the rent—always got in the way. To pursue their dream, the two friends embarked on an unusual experiment. Lu Olkowski tells the story of how it turned out.

    Check out Hobo Bob's and Obsidian's blogs, and learn more about their event, The Shout Out. (28 minutes)AlcoholFriendshipHomelessnessWriting
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    • "Sower of Systems", Lungfish

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Daniel Canada and Gregory Deloatch at their favorite NYC hangout, Smith's Restaurant & Bar.

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