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Gary Colet

Doing Conference Speaking Not Badly | David D'Souza - 1 views

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    David D'Souza is without doubt, the most interesting, relaxed and compelling speaker I have heard. I say heard rather than seen, as on both occasions, he has held the audience's attention for an hour without slides or notes. This is how he does it.
Gary Colet

Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds - The New Yorker - 0 views

  • In a study conducted at Yale, graduate students were asked to rate their understanding of everyday devices, including toilets, zippers, and cylinder locks. They were then asked to write detailed, step-by-step explanations of how the devices work, and to rate their understanding again. Apparently, the effort revealed to the students their own ignorance, because their self-assessments dropped. (Toilets, it turns out, are more complicated than they appear.)

    Sloman and Fernbach see this effect, which they call the “illusion of explanatory depth,” just about everywhere. People believe that they know way more than they actually do. What allows us to persist in this belief is other people. In the case of my toilet, someone else designed it so that I can operate it easily. This is something humans are very good at. We’ve been relying on one another’s expertise ever since we figured out how to hunt together, which was probably a key development in our evolutionary history. So well do we collaborate, Sloman and Fernbach argue, that we can hardly tell where our own understanding ends and others’ begins.

    “One implication of the naturalness with which we divide cognitive labor,” they write, is that there’s “no sharp boundary between one person’s ideas and knowledge” and “those of other members” of the group.

  • ween one person’s ideas and knowledge” and “those of other members” of the group.
  • ween one person’s ideas and knowledge” and “those of other members” of the group.
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  • ween one person’s ideas and knowledge” and “those of other members” of the group.
Gary Colet

Sharon Chang; innovation paradigm shift - 0 views

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    2 minute video of Sharon Chang talking about the 'sharing economy' as an example of a paradigm shift in innovation
Gary Colet

Let's stop calling them 'soft skills' - 0 views

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    Seth Godin's perspective on the importance of interpersonal skills for leaders. The catalogue of skills is particularly useful.
Gary Colet

My first profound TV interview  - learning from failure #failoutloud - 0 views

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    KIN has long stressed the importance of learning from failure. In this short, funny and revealing post, David D'Souza publicly shares his experience of what not to do in a TV interview.
    His post uses humour, it's punchy (note the bullet points) and is in the first-person. I doubt I'll ever be on TV, but everyone could immediately relate to and learn from this.
    Now that's real learning from failure - the antithesis of a dry 'lessons learned' report.
Gary Colet

World Bank report on Behaviours - Adaptive Design - 0 views

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    Workd bank report on Mind and Behaviour - chapter on Adaptive Design
Gary Colet

World Bank report - Bias and Behaviour - 0 views

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    Chapter from the World Developmnent Report on Mind, Behaviour
Gary Colet

10 easy New Year's resolutions for writers in 2017 - without bullshit - 0 views

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    Make your emails actionable - 10 simple but effective writing tips from 'Without Bullshit'
Gary Colet

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback - 0 views

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    An alternative process for learning from failure
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