Twenty years ago, I learned how little I really know--through a chance encounter outside a library with perhaps the smartest man I've ever met.
What gets measured gets done. But what can't be measured may be more important.
I think we should spend less time saying "don't judge," and more time saying "judge wisely." Here's why.
The two basic types of English nouns point to two basically different types of knowledge. Here's what each can teach us about how to know each other.
But it isn't all a pack of lies, either.
Your mind is in the business of constantly creating stories. Are you editing them?
After watching another week of election-year shenanigans, my teen-aged daughter asked me a pretty adult question: “why are so many people so easily deceived? She was thinking of a particular set of people on one side of the political spectrum, but I thought bigger. The hard truth, after all, is that we’re all susceptible to …
No matter how good your measure of a thing may be, it is still not the thing itself. And there are always other ways to measure the same thing, some of which may be as accurate as yours--or more accurate for different purposes, or less accurate but more appropriate for a given audience, etc. It …