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Offline wooseungyeon

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marshmallow challenge
« on: October 20, 2021, 12:31:05 pm »
Do you think the underlined sentence mean that "the low structures were created in the marshmallow challenge because of the great prize"? in this paragraph?

A great prize which was worth of 10,000 dollar was to be offered to the winning team that made the highest structure with a marshmallow on top. In this exercise, not one team had a standing structure. With their passion for the great prize, they didn?t expect that a marshmallow was heavy enough to destroy the structure, and they focused on assembling ever-growing structures. If anyone had built even a one inch structure, they would have taken home the prize. It is interesting that high stakes have a strong impact. Several months later, I did the exercise again with the same students. This time, they understand the value of prototyping; they build the structure keeping the marshmallow on top. The same team went from being the very worst to being among the very best. This provides deep lessons for us about the nature of incentives and success.

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Re: marshmallow challenge
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 08:01:23 pm »
The huge prize led to haste in building the structures which then collapsed.
More haste, less speed!
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