“Life moves pretty fast…

May 22, 2009

… if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” Ferris Buller
Very true!  I saw this post on Tom Peters blog about freshness – this reminded me of one of the main points in What-If’s book (my Best Book Ever) – your freshness store cupboard is the starting point for any creative thoughts.  If you spend your life in the same places looking at the same things then you will always think the same thoughts.

Looks like Ferris Bueller was right all along

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Risk

May 21, 2009

I have been reading ‘Risk – The Science and Politics of Fear’ by Dan Gardner.

It is scary how we are conditioned to be afraid of a world which is probably safer than it has ever been.

The book also has some very interesting discussions about how your thought processes work (yes, that includes you) – especially the ‘system one/system two’ way that the mind works – or the ‘gut’ and ‘head’ thinking that it is labelled as in the book.

The subconcious/system one/gut processes in the mind work according to a set of rules and heuristics.  This thinking system developed in a world of hunter gatherers and has not really changed much since then.  Some of the rules are now well understood – such as:

  • Example rule – if one pointy toothed animal is bad news then they all are
  • Good/Bad – things associated with good things are good for you

More to come as I get further!

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May 21, 2009

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