Stephen K. Campbell
Stephen K. Campbell
Parts 7, 8, 9. MK: there’s not a lot to summarize here, but I’ll try. Friends, whether close or not, consistently believe themselves to be more similar…
Parts 6, 7, 8. We treat people who drive drunk and not kill anyone (or damage property) way more leniently than those who do (and eventually get caught…
Parts 5, 6, 7. Emergent strategies (like Zara’s 2-week design turnaround) are not about predicting trends, but about the quick reaction of the things t…
Parts 4, 5, 6. 7/ The Best-Laid Plans There are two kinds of events that arise in complex social systems: the ones conforming to some stable historical…
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6/ The Dream of Prediction Our eagerness to make predictions about the future is matched only by our reluctance to be held account…
Parts 1, 2, 3, 4. 5/ History, the Fickle Teacher Science requires the repeatability of outcomes should the starting conditions, the environment and the…
Parts 1, 2, 3. 4/ Special People When people are trying to reach other people (6 degrees of separation), they don’t go to the best-connected people; th…
Parts 1, 2. 3/ The Wisdom (and Madness) of Crowds Circular reasoning – X succeeded because X had the attributes of X – pervades common sense explanatio…
part 1 2/ Thinking About Thinking Default policy options (opt-in vs opt-out) make a huge difference when it comes to outcomes (e.g. organ donations). S…
source 1/ The Myth of Common Sense The book quotes the debunked Milgram experiment (using high voltage to punish students). Not good. Our lives are gui…