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Bargaining trade-offs in your brain

Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a: Empirical time management Part 3: The time that you have Part 4: What does that look like in practice? So you are now at the point where you are thinking … Continue reading

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adding and removing complexity from models

I had a really interesting conversation with a guy about modelling information.  what I did when talking to him is in one case insist that his model be made more simple because adding more variation in the model was unhelpful, … Continue reading

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Wicked Problems

Nothing is a wicked problem. When I started researching problems and problem solving and solutions and meta-solving processes I stumbled across a wicked problem. This is from Wikipedia: Rittel and Webber’s 1973 formulation of wicked problems in social policy planning … Continue reading

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Filter on the way in, Filter on the way out…

I’d like to quote tact filters by Jeff Bigler: All people have a “tact filter”, which applies tact in one direction to everything that passes through it. Most “normal people” have the tact filter positioned to apply tact in the outgoing … Continue reading

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Mental models – Giving people personhood and taking it away

This post is about the Kegan levels of self development.  If you don’t know what that is, this post might still be interesting to you but you might be missing some key structure to understand where it fits among that … Continue reading

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