The Ascendancy of Algorithms
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Post No.: 0552   Furrywisepuppy says:   When it comes to making predictions, algorithms – at least decent ones, that have been trained with sufficiently accurate and complete datasets if machine learning – beat or do no worse than the … Read More

The Flaws of the Traditional Job Interview Process
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Post No.: 0543   Furrywisepuppy says:   Since most people are biased in thinking they’re great judges of character and honesty – job interviewers think that if they just spend a few minutes with someone, they can predict exactly what … Read More

Words of Wisdom that Can Make Everything Seem ‘Obvious’!
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Post No.: 0525   Furrywisepuppy says:   A lot of us think that our words of wisdom are always correct – but our words of wisdom frequently contradict each other and we’ll pick out the apparently correct words depending on … Read More

Brains, Myths and Sex Differences
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Post No.: 0513   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some say that people are either more predominantly ‘right-brained’ or more predominantly ‘left-brained’ – ‘right-brained’ people are said to be more intuitive, visual and creative, while ‘left-brained’ people are said to be more … Read More

We Logically Don’t Know How Much We Don’t Know
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Post No.: 0490   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s smarter to assume that one isn’t one of the smartest in the world. This should compel one to learn more and never become complacent or arrogant…   We don’t know what we … Read More

Improving Your Ability to Make Better Forecasts
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Post No.: 0478   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many investors and businesses are more interested in hearing the forecasts they want to hear than understanding whether such forecasts are dependable or not – hence all these 2, 3, 5-year turnover and … Read More

Stories, Fairy Tales, Fables and Parables
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Post No.: 0463   Furrywisepuppy says:   We learn about the world through copying, through direct observation, through tuition or instruction (e.g. via teachers in school), and through stories.   A story – or basically a lesson wrapped within a … Read More

Experiment to Learn, Experiment to Create
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Post No.: 0459   Furrywisepuppy says:   A fantastic way to discover things or create something new is to experiment. We can conduct an experiment or two to check to see if what we or other people claim is true, … Read More

Overcoming Barriers to Creativity
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Post No.: 0445   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some people think that they can only be creative in the mornings, after they’ve drank a few beers, a few coffees, if it’s quiet, if it’s noisy, or some other ‘perfect conditions’ – … Read More

The Elderly and Keeping Mentally Active
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Post No.: 0430   Furrywisepuppy says:   Due to general declining brain neuroplasticity as we age – which means that we’ll find it harder for new lessons to stick in our brains – it generally doesn’t get easier to learn … Read More

Multitasking and its Effect on Productivity
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Post No.: 0401   Furrywisepuppy says:   We are generally overconfident in our ability to do multitasking. Doing a lot of media multitasking is actually related to lower performances in formal tests of concentration and task-switching.   There are auditory-verbal, … Read More

A Teacher in Tune With Her or His Pupils
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Post No.: 0395   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The animals that (need to) learn the most, and that are the most creative, are those animals that play the most. Playing is essentially about learning – about experimenting and mastering – whether … Read More

Care About But Don’t Worry About Being Wrong
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Post No.: 0388   Furrywisepuppy says:   The more you know, the more humble you actually become because the more you will know how much the entire human species in total yet understands so far, never mind any single person … Read More

Heuristic Versus Skilled Intuitions
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Post No.: 0373   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some intuitive predictions draw primarily upon genuine expertise and skill acquired via repeated experiences (‘skilled intuitions’), but other intuitions employ heuristics such as stereotypes, anchoring or substitution (‘heuristic intuitions’). Both are quick, automatic, … Read More

The More We Understand, the Less We Fear
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Post No.: 0363   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you’ve been reading this blog regularly then I guess you’ll recognise by now that I will always be promoting the furry value of education! With a lot more understanding and education, we … Read More

Genius and Advancing the World of Knowledge
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Post No.: 0348   Furrywisepuppy says:   A genius is commonly regarded as someone who demonstrates extraordinary intellectual ability and creative productivity, to an extent that it’s associated with an achievement that significantly advances our collective knowledge in a particular … Read More

A Few Techniques to Help You Remember Things
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Post No.: 0334   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like with absolutely any other skill you wish to improve – you’ve got to want it, learn it, practise it, use it and then review your progress regularly. Plan and set ‘SMART’ objectives … Read More

Train Harder Than in the Test Situations
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Post No.: 0323   Furrywisepuppy says:   Most people say they personally prefer a certain learning style to another. For example, some say they’re more of a visual versus verbal or auditory learner, some prefer to read something on a … Read More

Goals, and Failure is on the Path to Success
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Post No.: 0316   Furrywisepuppy says:   You cannot just tell a person to do something and expect them to do it – they must feel deep inside that they personally want it. So you’ve got to think of what’s … Read More

Listening Means Learning and Loving
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Post No.: 0309   Fluffystealthkitten says:   People seldom truly listen – they just talk, and talk over other people as if the person who speaks the most shall be inferred to have the greatest authority, or as if the … Read More

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