Category Archives: 17: Choice

The Grim Consequences from Studying Fake News

“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it” – Jonathan Swift The recent recognition that false or fake news propagates isn’t new, and the idea that it travels faster than truth isn’t either. Jonathan Swift knew this in 1729, … Continue reading

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Success or Failure?

Why do some people succeed and others don’t? … That question has plagued people for eons. And plagued for me over the last 55 years. Too often the explanation has been an Either/Or one: some people work harder, others don’t. … Continue reading

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The Fishermen’s Dilemma – A Parable (Actually More About Tax Cuts and Responsibilities)

There was a town, of no small size, that was located by the sea. There were merchants, craftsmen, tradesmen, and, as you can imagine, a number of townsfolk who made their living by fishing, as had their ancestors. Recently the … Continue reading

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The Baker’s Dilemma – A Parable

In a small village there was a bakery shop. Its owner had inherited the bakery from his father, who had inherited it from his father before him. It was not the only bakery in the village, but it was well … Continue reading

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Power Causes Brain Damage

“Power – a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies” – Henry Adams Power is like the weather: Everyone likes it when it’s comfortable, warm and makes them feel good; but More often than not it’s lousy … Continue reading

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Agents of Influence

“It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it.” – Brazilian Samba instructor If there is any merit to the previous post proposing a connection between actual observed behaviors and the shapes that our Individual Behavior Curves or … Continue reading

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Individual Behavior Curves (Illustrated)

“This idea that there is generality in the specific is of far-reaching importance.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter In the back of my mind there has always been a quiet nagging question: Why can’t the Behavior Curve enable us to reproducibly pinpoint … Continue reading

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