One area where I think we are especially distinctive is failure. I believe we are the best place in the world to fail (we have plenty of practice!), and failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment. Most large organizations embrace the idea of invention, but are not willing to suffer the string of failed experiments necessary to get there.
- Jeff Bezos
A Spectrum of Consent - blog post on all the ways people can agree and agree to disagree.
When a Bayesian gets new information, he updates his view of the world. I have changed my mind on recycling PET plastic and now believe it's worth doing after reading this piece in the Atlantic.
Who fact-checks the fact checkers? Do fact checkers have a strong code of conduct and strict guidelines for which facts they will check, and how? No, say Butler and Uscinsky, and they have looked hard at the issue.
You might think a small percentage of people actually has an average body, but you would be wrong. No one has an average body, no one.
David Anderson's series on Kanban and organizational maturity - serious reading about workflow management.
To fix science, allow people to bet on outcomes - a Robin Hanson thought piece.
All routine work will soon be done by machines, says Harold Jarche. The challenge is to make work more human.
Jerker Denrell, one of my favorite researchers: What We're Missing When We Study Success.
Jerker Denrell is now at Warwick! Here's his faculty page.