The Value and Limits of Intuition

Jenny Connected

In his book Kahneman discusses whether we need to slow down to avoid the errors that result from fast thinking, which he describes as prone to overconfidence, extreme predictions and the planning fallacy. Pattern recognition is an important element in becoming an expert.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

It’s bigger than the New Deal, bigger than the Marshall Plan, bigger than World War II, bigger than racism, sexism, inequality, slavery, the Holocaust, the end of nature, the Sixth Extinction, famine, war, and plague all put together.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project. Representatives of the municipality were enthusiastic and committed to investigate if this approach could become part of their urban planning process.

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

We have to get this problem solved now, and we need a plan to do it.” Complicated problems (knowable problems and predictable solutions, but only with expert help and analysis). There maybe different ways to do and experts may not agree, but they can give you a plan and show you in advance how their solution is a good one. To hire an expert, give them constraints to work with (money, time, and materials) and ask for a proposal.

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A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

There is no way there was a strategic plan in place when I left my job ten years agao. I have mostly survived by holding questions, opening myself to learning, and reminding myself that I don’t have to be the expert all the time. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.