On Learning and Education

I don’t want to keep learning. I want to keep getting smarter. Being smart or intelligent can be summarized to two abilities: The ability to accurately predict consequences and outcomes. The ability to make decisions to keep as many open alternatives as possible.  

News: The UN’s cost-effective guide to A Better World by 2030, by the Copenhagen Consensus Center

In 2015, the UN’s Millennium Development Goals are expiring and the international community will set new goals. The Post-2015 Consensus brings together the world’s top economists, NGOs, international agencies and businesses to identify the goals with the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio for the next development agenda. The Copenhagen Consensus Center interviewed 32 of the world’s top economists to […]

Review your good swing

Learning from failures is powerful. So fail often. But just as important is learning from success. Learning from Mistakes Last week I played golf with a group of people I had never met before. Besides having a great time learning and in conversations, this let me observe our behavior. In retrospect, this is nothing new. […]