Just the facts

Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week:

Quotes of the Week:

@ralphmercer – “committees are places to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame”

via @planetrussell- “Globalization creates interlocking fragility, while giving the appearance of stability.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD.

when hiring, we don’t care about formal education” says @JasonFried of 37Signalsthe new workplace, the new normal

via @sebpaquet – Cognitive research shows that facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds:

Facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds. In fact, quite the opposite. In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger.

via @robpatrob – Jesse’s Café Américain – Nothing was sacred: The theft of the American dream:

“Eliminating government” is a trap put forward by the plutocrats for those unable to reason except by prejudice, as they desire to exercise their power unimpeded by the rule of law. Once you knock down the protections and the safeguards in the name of reform, the wolves will turn on the public in an orgy of looting and exploitation. This is an old story, and sadly it often works.

The approaching end of the corporation as a closed box by @euan

So many of my conversations with clients end up being about either maintaining the corporation’s managerial integrity in the face of marauding hordes of Facebook enabled staff, or protecting their brand integrity in the face of viral damage spinning out of control online when a customer decides to get their own back for a bad experience. Neither the fantasy of brand nor managerial integrity are sustainable.

“Social” thinking vs Doing – by @jderagon

Gaining  new knowledge or creating new knowledge and knowing what to do with it is more productive than doing what others do. To gain or create new knowledge requires thinking which is a lot deeper than doing.

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