@lakesly Thanks for making systems thinking videos downloadable from Vimeo. Lectures may be better disconnected from Internet than having to sit in front of computer. http://coevolving.com/blogs/index.php/archive/201310-lectures-at-aalto-university/ on web --> and .
Hi Team! Below is a short description from the QED website highlighting the interesting fixed vs. growth mindset topic that came up towards the end of our evening. Check it out and lets talk more about it next time! And thanks again for your wonderful contributions tonight! Without further ado...
Mindset, the seminal book by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, unpacks the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
I had put this book down for a couple of days and I had the opportunity to get back to it. I am on chapter 3 and came across some fascinating knowledge about learning.
On page 103:
I will be perfectly honest, I had never even considered this statement and I will have to mull this over for awhile.
Study Philosophy and Get a Valuable Skill—It’s Not as Hard as You Think
Lots of people think the study of philosophy is all about vague, unnecessarily complicated speculation that has no use for everyday life, but this is far from the truth. Those who think this usually either have not dipped a toe or two into the waters of philosophy, or they have been misdirected by puffed-up people (sometimes including teachers, sadly) who like to make philosophy seem harder than it is so they will seem smarter than they are.
The theme of the DEWT3 peer conference (april 2013) was systems thinking. At this conference I shared an experience in which I presented the diagram below. This diagram is a visual representation of a lighting system for car parkings and its ecosystem.
At Let's Test 2013 (may 2013), I showed Michael Bolton this diagram and I asked him to help me find a name for it.
The Pirahã are an indigenous people, numbering around 700, living along the banks of the Maici River in the jungle of northwest Brazil. Their language, also called Pirahã, is so unusual in so many ways that it was profiled in 2007 in a 12,000-word piece in the New Yorker by John Colapinto, who wrote:
Unrelated to any other extant tongue, and based on just eight consonants and three vowels, Pirahã has one of the simplest sound systems known.
By Erica Kleinknecht, Ph.D., 2013
Summer is winding down in my neck of the woods, where I am back at work getting ready for a new school year. As I sit at my desk today prepping syllabi and selecting readings, I am thinking about an essay I posted here about a year and half ago about memory processes (
This book doesn't read itself - its pages don't fly forward like Harry Potter or A Song of Fire and Ice. Yet that is because each page is densely packed with insights about the way our supposedly rational decisions are actually affected by all kinds of biases and cues that - if the standard economic rational-agent model were correct - we should not heed or allow to color our decisions.
Massachusetts has achieved success in covering over 98% of its residents with health insurance, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to see a doctor. According to a 2013 survey by the Massachusetts Medical Society, about half of primary care practices are closed to new patients, and since most insurance policies require you to see a primary care physician to get a referral for specialized care, the…
Disclaimer: These first few reviews will be a bit scanty because it's been a while since I have read the books, but I promise the more recent ones will be more detailed!
First up is Welcome To Your Brain by Sandra Aamodt & Sam Wang. I read this book in January of 2013. I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads.