Archive for the ‘Critical Thinking’ Category

Source: Is Wisdom So Terrible When It Brings Profits That Are Invisible to the Eye? | Duane Sharrock | Pulse | LinkedIn

We don’t want to get in our own way. It’s not a goal of ours. We strive for just the opposite: to achieve effective, optimal thinking for effective results. We want to make the “right” decision. And we want our decisions to “stand the tests of time.” If we are to be held accountable in a performance appraisal, we want our decisions to stand up, not fall down, under scrutiny. So we look for solutions to this problem of perspective. This is a driver behind our pursuits of various movements appearing in leadership, education, and knowledge worker advice sites: mindfulness and humility.

Source: We Don’t Know What We Think We Know | Duane Sharrock | LinkedIn

In your mind, what’s the difference between a hobby, a passion, and an interest that’s gone too far? Is there any difference between being a devoted fan and being an obsessed fan?

Source: When fans go too far – GeekOut – Blogs


Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations,[1][2] politics and propaganda.

FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information. An individual firm, for example, might use FUD to invite unfavorable opinions and speculation about a competitor’s product; to increase the general estimation of switching costs among current customers; or to maintain leverage over a current business partner who could potentially become a rival.

The term originated to describe disinformation tactics in the computer hardware industry[dubious ] but has since been used more broadly.[3] FUD is a manifestation of the appeal to fear.

Source: Fear, uncertainty and doubt – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia