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  • Kristan shared from Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner
    “All who drink of this treatment recover in a short time, except those whom it does not help, who all die,” he wrote. “It is obvious, therefore, that it fails only in incurable cases.”5
    Note: Kent's poets and Roman physicians make similar arguments in defense of their analyses...
  • Kristan shared from Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner
    So is reality clocklike or cloud-like? Is the future predictable or not? These are false dichotomies, the first of many we will encounter. We live in a world of clocks and clouds and a vast jumble of other metaphors. Unpredictability and predictability coexist uneasily in the intricately interlocking systems that make up our bodies, our societies, and the cosmos. How
    Note: Tetlock waxing poetic on the nature of predictability...worth reading!
  • Kristan shared from Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century by Cathy N. Davidson
    If institutions of school and work fight changes that people happily have adopted in their lives, then perhaps the source of distraction in the workplace isn’t technology—perhaps it is the outmoded practices required by our schools and workplaces.
    Note: Now, here's a thought!
  • Kristan shared from Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century by Cathy N. Davidson
    We are inheritors of a workplace carefully designed to make us efficient for a world that no longer exists.
    Note: Replace "workplace" with "education" and this quote still hits home!
  • Kristan shared from Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21s t Century by Cathy N. Davidson
    “You don’t get people interested in riding the railroad by building the railroad,” Raskin says. “And you don’t do it by telling them they have to ride the railroad. You do it by building the great resort town at the end of the railroad that they want to get to. Then you build the first hundred miles of track and invite them to participate in building it the rest of the way.”
    Note: Brian Pitzer, All Aboard Erie, worth noting!