High IQ and thinking skills

I’ll try to keep this short. Intelligence quotients are fairly well correlated with abilities to reason. But it doesn’t mean that if your IQ is 130 that you will most times make much better decisions than everybody else. How? Because intelligence and thinking skills isn’t everything. Emotions can cause theRead More

Build me a house – sanity check

Sometimes in life you question your own sanity. I’m talking about me of course. But it I don’t cause this. The idiots surrounding me cause this. Here is a situation which is an analogy to an underlying matter. Developer: Give me a quotation to build a house for me. Builder:Read More

The Semmelweis Reflex

For quite some time I’ve been thinking that there must be a term to describe something I was observing over the last 25 years. Then I finally found it by accident today! This is not a lecture – just in case.  I found it in Bo Bennett’s book ‘Uncomfortable Ideas‘.Read More

OneDrive

All technology is ‘confusing’ to most people. Read that again – carefully this time. Anything that is new, is on ‘computers’ and requires thinking through more than two steps – is confusing. Look, I’m not debating it – the latter is what I have seen repeatedly. Right – let meRead More

Words are cheap

Yes words are cheap. It don’t cost much to say, “I care” or “I’m sorry” or “I love you“. You don’t have to pay to say these sorts of things. It’s totally free! And somebody is gonna say ‘obviously’. Well, tough! I’ll say the obvious. I was going to writeRead More

18 habits of highly creative people

This weekend I was busy completing a course on creativity in problem solving. I completed it. It was meant to take only about 4 weeks but it took me 6 months. There was no limit of time. In any case I read and think deeply about 90-odd percent of theRead More

Reading is dead

What a bold assertion – ‘Reading is dead’? I’ll explain what I mean as I go on. Experiences in the last few years have led me to conclude that people actually: Don’t read Don’t find information to read of their own volition. Even if they read, quickly report ‘It’s confusing‘Read More

Uncomfortable ideas

It’s the name of a book! In the event that you don’t know Dr Bo Bennett, you are expected to jump on the net and start Googling madly. After all, you don’t know who’s who in this world – and everybody out there is a guru of some sort –Read More

For the love of cliché

I’m pretty sure some will be jumping on the net to read up what cliché means. Nobody is getting a dissertation here today. To start off net-crawlers, go here to read up. The one that has been getting to me more in the last 2 years is ‘.. to beRead More

Proved: Social media turns people into idiots

Oh dear – in the last week the meme factory has been in overdrive after Nicky Minaj tweeted as below.   This sparked side splitting laughter all over the net! Minaj is such an expert that, the Minister of Health in Trinidad had to fact check what she said onRead More

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