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Two changes to the blog - firstly if you make comments and register on typekey then you no longer need to be moderated and your post will appear immediately. Also we have changed the RSS feed so that you get the whole of the post if you come in that way. Thanks to Euan for […]
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I’ve been engaged in a debate on a list serve with someone who has been using De Bono’s water and rock logic distinction to privilege dialogue over debate. I had made the innocent comment that debate produced good discussion and generally explored new ground in an interesting way, whereas dialogue tended to bland consensus if […]
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Another good post from John Maloney on the deadly (literally) impact of Powerpoint, and the title of this is his ... The Actuality Findings on PowerPoint and Columbia were done by two blue ribbon review committees in 2003 and 2005. They were the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (2003) and the Return to Flight Task Group […]
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I was settling into my office/study in the Institute this morning when my next door neighbour Tom popped in to say hello and we ended up talking for an hour or two. He used to be in the RCMP and we were talking about how pedophiles have managed to exploit the blogosphere, a Washington Post […]
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I have always loved Tufte’s work on visualisation and it informs a lot of the design of Sensemaker™. My thanks to John Maloney on the Value Networks list serve for making me aware of his wicked attack on Powerpoint. That web site also contains the news that Tufte has written a monograph The Cognitive Style […]
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One of my favorite tests of an audience is borrowed from “The Geography of Thought” by Richard Nisbitt. I list three objects: Cow, Chicken, Grass. After a repeat and a stern instruction to close your eyes I get people to raise their hands for the odd one out. The pattern normally goes with Nisbitts research. […]
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In respect of my dislike of Myers-Briggs (see the extended text in the entry below) readers are commended to the skeptics web site This is one of the best sites I know on the web authored by Robert Todd Carroll. It's one of the few places where you can find lychanthropy and logical positivism on […]
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Having just discovered that "The Fellowship of the Ring" was published for the first time in the year I was born, I wonder if we should abandon the idea of Baby Boomers in favour of the title of this entry?
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To all those who asked - both on the blog and in multiple emails - yes I will get the book done! Its a monastic environment here. I have two not so good television channels, an hours travel to get to the centre of Singapore, one excellent swimming pool and steep hill to climb every […]
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