Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Blink or think?

Couple of books argue against Malcolm Gladwell’s approach to “rely on your gut” decision making approach.  The article below points out a few examples from these books where intuition is deceiving.  From The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business:

Blink and you’ll miss it

Whatever your gut is telling you about that big decision, it’s probably wrong

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September 16, 2010 Posted by | behaviour, decision making | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pinker on Gladwell

An eye-opening review of Malcolm Gladwell’s book “What the dog saw” by Steven Pinker —  I will be much more careful of accepting Gladwell’s conclusions from here on.  From the New York Times:

Malcolm Gladwell, Eclectic Detective

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November 17, 2009 Posted by | sociology | , , , , | Leave a comment