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A Flip of the Coin Doesn’t Alway Look Random

Posted in Games, General, Statistics, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Question: If you flip a coin 14 times which is more likely to occur: 1) The coin land on "heads" 14 straight times (HHHHHHHHHHHHHH); or 2) this random outcome: TTHTHHHTTHTHTT? The answer is that the odds of each occurring are precisely same — 1 in 16,384. And, yet, to most people the first outcome is viewed…


Unlearn Your View of Colors … and People

Posted in Business, Creativity, Culture, Design, Education, Games, General, Innovation, Marketing, Philosophy, Science, Unlearn Strategy, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Take a look at the picture to the right. Do you see the green and the blue spirals? Amazingly, they are both the same color. (For a detailed explanation read this  article in Discover Magazine.) This optical illusion, which shows how our mind uses neighboring colors to make inferences about other colors, is a wonderful…


A Powerful Lesson in Unlearning

Posted in Business, Creativity, Culture, Education, Film, General, Innovation, Quotes, Stories, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Perhaps it is because I, myself, attended a private boarding school that the scene posted below from Dead Poet’s Society appeals to me, but I’d like to encourage any interested in the concept of unlearning to take four minutes and also watch it. The “unlearner,” as Robin Williams’ character so eloquently says, “Must constantly look…


Unlearning 101: Lesson #23 — Unlearning Labels

Posted in Anti-Library, General, History, Science, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Today’s addition to my anti-library is “Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention from Fire to Freud” by Peter Watson. Related Post Unlearning the Value of Experts Unrelated Post Unlearn Your Mindset


Unlearning 101: Lesson #22 — Unlearning Over-confidence

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Today’s addition to the anti-library is Mark Kurlansky’s new book, “The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food from the Lost WPA Files.” Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #16 — Unlearn Your Preferences Unrelated Post Train Your Mind to See Opposing Points of View


Unlearning 101: Lesson #21 — Free isn’t Always Free

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In honor of today's post, I'm adding Charlie Seife's book, "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea" to my anti-library. Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #16 — Unlearn Your Perspective Unrelated Post Unlearning the Great Wall


Unlearning 101: Lesson #20 — Rust-Proof Yourself

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Today’s addition to the anti-library is Simon Winchester’s “The Map That Changed Everything.” Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #1 — Begin an Anti-Library Unrelated Post Unlearning Happiness


Unlearning 101: Lesson #19 — What Can We Unlearn About Our Solar System

Posted in Anti-Library, Education, General, Quiz, Science, Unlearning 101 Episodes

Today's addition to my anti-library is David Bodanis' book about Albert Einstein, E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation. Related Post Unlearning 101: Lesson #10: Change Your Worldview Unrelated Post Unlearning Urban Myths




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