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  • Alexander shared from The Ants Go Marching by Derek T. Jones
    Why won’t it talk to us, explain itself? Nobody knows. There are theories, of course. My favorite one is that somewhere along the way, it simply forgot how. But no matter what its reason is at bottom, the observable fact is that it doesn’t find conversation with us to be the best way to predict what we’re going to do, or else it would do more of it. Which is something humans also know. Better to watch someone’s deeds than their words. We
  • Alexander shared from Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life by David Allen
    Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm. —I Ching
    Note: hold on Steve, you'll get us there
  • Alexander shared from The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    One would suppose that people living through the beginning of WWII had an inkling that something momentous was taking place. Not at all.
    Note: Just like Putin's shenenigans seem to us all an unworthy trigger to WW3. We'll see...
  • Alexander shared from The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    The dynamics of the Lebanese conflict had been patently unpredictable, yet people’s reasoning as they examined the events showed a constant: almost all those who cared seemed convinced that they understood what was going on. Every single day brought occurrences that lay completely outside their forecast, but they could not figure out that they had not forecast them. Much of what took place would have been deemed completely crazy with respect to the past. Yet it did not seem that crazy after the events.
    Note: my fear is that what is unfolding in Ukraine will follow the same pattern
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Alexander Berezhnoy