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First He Came For Cancel Culture. Now He Wants to Cancel Smartphones

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When the head of the F.B.I. in 2013, reading recommendations were sent to staff. One recommendation was a 2012 bestseller that provided guidance on leading a stuck-in-its-ways Washington bureau. The book emphasized that humans make moral decisions based on emotional intuition, not just reason. It outlined strategies for changing one’s mindset, influencing others, and addressing social issues faced by the rising generation. Silicon Valley executives sought advice from the author, who offered scholarly and social scientific explanations of the crises they faced, along with solutions. The article mentioned a former COO who sought assistance during a turbulent period in 2016. With advice from the author, the company established guidelines for acceptable political content on their platform.