You need a story to displace a story. Metaphors and stories are far more potent (alas) than ideas; they are also easier to remember and more fun to read. If I have to go after what I call the narrative disciplines, my best tool is a narrative. Ideas come and go, stories stay.
Note: "Ideas come and go, stories stay."
What I saw was that in one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, in the most potent country in the history of the world, the executives of the most powerful corporations were coming to describe what they did for a living, and it was possible that they too did not know what was going on. As a matter of fact, in my mind it was far more than a possibility. I felt in my spine the weight of the epistemic arrogance of the human race.
Note: "I felt in my spine the weight of the epistemic arrogance of the human race."
available information, or of learning from
Note: "..the Black Swan problem...the central difficulty of generalizing from available information.."
understanding how to act under conditions of incomplete information is the highest and most urgent human pursuit.
Note: ".understanding how to act under conditions of incomplete information is the highest..human pursuit"