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Being Wrong Feels Like Being Right

Posted in Adult, Beliefs, Books, Failure, Genomics, Intelligence, Kindergarten, Lessons Unlearned, One minute unlearning, Paradox, Psychology, TED

Below is a wonderful talk by Kathryn Schulz, self described "wrongologist" and the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. I especially liked this statement of hers:"One of the problems with being wrong … is that it feels like being right." This is so true and it is one of the reasons…

Two Words

Posted in Ambiguity, Beliefs, General, Lessons Unlearned, Metaphor, New Cards, One minute unlearning, Paradox, Philosophy, The Way We See the Problem, Visual unlearning, Wisdom

Ying     Yang Black     White Up         Down Right    Left East    West North    South Open     Close Right     Wrong Learn    Unlearn  

Orville Wright Did Not Have a Pilot’s License

Posted in Aviation, Beliefs, Books, Creativity, General, Innovation, Quotes, Think Like a Child

I'm currently reading Gordon MacKenzie's delightful book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball. Chapter 19 is the shortest, most insightful chapter I have read in some time. I will repeat it in its entirety for your reading pleasure: Orville Wright did not have a pilot's license.

Change Your Situation? Change Your Answer to This Question

Posted in Behavior, Beliefs, Creativity, Happiness, One minute unlearning, Questions, Wisdom

If you want to change your situation, change your answer to this question: Am I in charge of this situation or is this situation in charge of me?

The Heart of the Matter

Posted in Behavior, Beliefs, Creativity, Curiosity, New Cards, One minute unlearning, Parable, Wisdom

He doesn't think there is anything the matter with himbecause one of the things that is the matter with himis that he doesn't think there is anything the matter with him. This wonderful quote comes compliments of Inger Mewbern and her post Why You Might Be Stuck

Do Not Feed Creatures of Habit

Posted in Behavior, Beliefs, Unlearn Strategy

“Not choice, but habit, rules the unreflecting herd.” – William Wordsworth Question: On a game show, you are given the choice of choosing a gift behind one of three doors. Behind one is a new car and behind the other two are goats. After you have made your selection, the game host (who knows what’s…

Put on Some Rose-Colored Glasses

Posted in Behavior, Beliefs, Business, Optimism, Psychology, Unlearn Strategy

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.” – Francis Bacon Question: Estimate the odds of the following two events: A large flood somewhere in America in which more than one thousand people die. An earthquake in California, causing large flooding, in which more than a thousand people die. Did you rate the…

Do Stop Believin’

Posted in Assumptions, Beliefs, Change, Culture, Education, Science, Unlearn Strategy

“Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.” –Francis Bacon Question: True or false: Hypnosis is useful in helping witnesses accurately recall the details of crimes? False. Hypnosis helps people recall more information but not more accurate information. Yet, according to a scientific study, sixty-one percent of people still falsely hold this belief…


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