It’s unlikely Wolfgang Kohler had any reason to believe that when he conducted his now famous monkey experiments on Canary Island in the early 1900’s, he was providing us, almost a century later, with a powerful symbol of what it takes to win in today’s world.
Kohler, a psychologist, arranged an experimental cage in which he placed several different sized boxes and other objects. He then hung a plump bunch of bananas high in the cage so they would be inaccessible to the monkeys. After releasing the monkeys into the cage, it didn’t take them long to notice their favorite delicacy positioned high above their heads. … Read the rest