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HELPFUL OR HARMFUL HEURISTICS

 As Decision Rules Of Thumb                     A heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows people to solve problems and make judgments quickly and efficiently. These rule-of-thumb strategies shorten decision-making time and allow people to function without constantly stopping to think about their next course … Continue reading

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BEING WRONG

    And Not Knowing It  There is no experience of being wrong. While being wrong is happening to you, you are oblivious to it. As soon as we know we are wrong, we aren’t wrong anymore. Thus we can only … Continue reading

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GOOD AGING

How To Outlive A Chevrolet  The four things that makes us die are bad design, bad accidents, bad maintenance, and aging. Exactly the same as if you were a Chevrolet.  Walter Bortz Over 20 years ago I used this Bortz’s quotation … Continue reading

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DON QUIXOTE

                                                And The Process Of Illumination  Don Quixote teaches us that life is to be challenged. James March James March was a professor at Stanford when I was a Stanford doctoral student (1963). He gave me permission to audit his … Continue reading

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INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE

  “Fast Thinking” Treat intuition as real.  James March Intuition is marvelous but flawed. David Kahneman Once upon a time there was rational and non-rational thinking; and that’s all there was. Today we have creative, imaginative, intuitive, metaphoric, critical, logical, … Continue reading

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  MY MAGICAL MIND

 “A Private Universe” Each mind inhabits a private universe of its own making. Diane Ackerman “The mind has a mind of its own,” Old saying. Probably the greatest asset I have lies right behind my eyes, my mind. Therein lies … Continue reading

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SIMPLE ADVICE

  Perhaps Profound I have not been shy about giving advice with my many blogs. Although I like to call it strategies. Here is a two word summary of all of my advice writing. With, of course, support from a … Continue reading

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