Do You Have the Courage to Doubt?

another great Article about Social behavior by Robert Koshinskie. My recommendation.

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Do you have the courage to question your own understanding of the world, doubting a cherished belief that may not be supported by evidence? Would you be a better leader, team member and citizen if you did? Researcher Brendan Nyhan seems to have this kind of courage.

FacingFactsWordCloud4Nyhan was one of the researchers whose work evolved into the popular backfire effect, a widely reported behavior where once a person forms a belief, then offering objective evidence to the contrary causes the person to dig in their heels and defend the belief even more firmly. Now, Nyhan is considering new research that may refute the backfire effect.

The newer research considered claims regarding violent crime bantered about during the 2016 Presidential election and people’s perception/beliefs. Providing corrective information reportedly led people to adjust their opinion about their original belief on crime trends – but not necessarily related beliefs; for example…

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Hallo, einmal BigData für Sie?

Vor etwa drei Jahren hat mir der erste Kunde erzählt, die einfachen Systeme sind ja angeschafft. Also jeder hat sich so ungefähr für alle wichtigen Aufgaben Software gekauft. Und dann meinte er, die Kunden werden ja schlauer. Früher, da hat jede Fachabteilung gekauft, was sie haben wollte. Einfach durchgesetzt.

Heute gilt: Software, die nicht ins Unternehmensnetz passt, hat keine Chance mehr. Bei Neuanschaffung muss er jetzt die IT anfragen. Denn jetzt, im nächsten Schritt, zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts, wird Software verschiedener Hersteller und Systeme verbunden: weil es Synergie bringt, Arbeitszeit spart, Fehler vermeidet, und ganz neue Möglichkeiten erschafft.

Tja, da hat er Recht gehabt.

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future. and we’re heading directly towards.

future 🌷. in a children’s tale. a novel. my novel.

automated machines, based on internet technology, shall answer all our questions. like an early prototype, called google. later, the cloud ⛅️ will solve optimization problems so complicated, that even Einstein’s brain could nevermore follow. 🚀⛅️🌍

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an Escalation with Microsoft.

Preface.

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so here we go, a first official Escalation with a partner of Dynamic Applications.

I’ve been discussing with Microsoft about our common culture quite a while, however, in the end it became a little tedious to discuss our conflicts again and again.

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Drei Fragen an Marina Weisband (2): die Bedeutung des Internets.

“Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden. Rosa Luxemburg.”

Widmung, Marina Weisband.

für ein Buch am Tag der folgenden Diskussion, nachdem der Autor als einziger der Zuhörenden am Ausgang gleich zwei Bücher von ihr kaufte.

das zweite Buch bekam die Widmung: “für Yvonne”.

eins der beiden Bücher besitzt der Autor dieses Artikels bis heute.

Sharing is Caring <3.

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2. Frage: was denkst du über folgende Aussage?

“das Internet ist der Nachbau des menschlichen Gehirns!”

… ich hatte einfach das Gefühl, dass diese junge Frau auch von komplexen Fragen nicht aus der Bahn geworfen wird…

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about motivation, creativity, and successful employee development.

ever felt that you got so many ideas, but nobody is able to understand you? –

this is about the key to innovation in every one of us. a recommendation for everyone interested in creating a work environment for motivated, creative, and solution-finding employees. a couple of years ago, reading this document meant a lot for me.

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wie man eine Balanced Scorecard quantifiziert.

Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit der Motivation, die Welt zu beschreiben, um sie zu verändern. Wie finden wir in der Vielfalt der Wünsche, Anforderungen und Ziele unseren Weg, und wie bringen wir diese mit den harten Zahlen, Daten und Fakten des Business-Alltags in Einklang?

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Systems thinking and sustainability: A logical connection.

excellent description of the sustainability approach that we learn from nature.

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By Carlo Cuijpers
Located in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sustainability/corporate social responsibility consultant at KPMG

European Master in System Dynamics, Class 2012-2014
Interests: systems and sustainability thinking, modelling sustainability issues


The average person has most likely never heard of ‘’Limits to Growth’’(Meadows, Meadows, Randers, & Behrens III, 1972), or the Club of Rome. Nevertheless, every systems thinker is familiar with the book and the story behind it – from reading it, watching the film (Last Call, 2012) or from their studies. It is possibly the systems thinking study which has received the most attention. As a consequence, the study caused a spike in interest in the field. Ever since there has been a strong link between systems and sustainability thinking.

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welcome, world.

This website will open 2016-01-01 for the Public World.

This project intends to provide everyone interested with a software that allows to develop financial, technological, and environmental simulations, based on System Dynamics (in the U.S. known as Business Dynamics), with a special focus on small business amortization and general prognosis calculations.

The author of this blog intends to open a strategic advisory consulting on 01 January 2016. Free Software provided on this blog intends to underline qualifications and competence of the author.

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