Why Old Wisdom Matters

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As a result of the kind of serendipity that Twitter at its best can bring, I found myself this morning reading an article titled “A Zero-Math Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods.” Heady stuff to start the day, I know. Here’s the opening paragraph that greeted me after I clicked: For many of us, Bayesian statistics is voodoo magic at …

Why Meghan Markle’s “Draw Your Own Box” Is Important Beyond Race

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Originally posted at Forbes.com Yesterday a friend of mine who is the mother of bi-racial kids shared on Facebook the story of Meghan Markle, the bi-racial actress now engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry. In the post, Markle recounted the advice her father had imparted to her as a 7th grader when she struggled with what racial box to check on a required …

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The Expectations Stall

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This post is longer and more detailed than what I normally publish here. Hopefully, you will enjoy learning something different, which will give a deeper insight into the more familiar, and therefore make this post worth the extra time. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and get comfy… I’ve been thinking a lot over the last year about the way Expectations, …

On Disagreement

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A few thoughts and observations about Disagreement — what it is, what it’s not, and why it matters. The pdf version of what follows is available here. Feel free to download it and use it however you wish. NOTES 1 – The banalities and absurdities of being a modern corporate employee were hilariously brought to life on TV with The Office …

Ignorant vs Wrong

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In 2012, Apple released its “Maps” app to try to keep its loyal users from leaving its Cupertino-centered universe and using the mapping wonder of its rival, Google Maps. The epic fail of the Maps release instantly became evident. Beyond the obvious technical glitches of the melting cities and missing images, there was a much more fundamental problem: wrong directions. In …