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My dad used to say, “It’s not the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog.” He had several other antiquated gems for expressing that core idea – success is often less about natural talent than it is about persistence in pursuit of one’s goals. Emily Hanford describes a study about the role … [Read more...] about Innate Intelligence vs. True Grit
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More and more we reach out to the web to get answers to our questions about the world. When we’re seeking to understand why oil spills, financial crises, and other major events take place, it seems natural to go to the internet for the latest analyses and reporting. The desire to get a grip on … [Read more...] about How to Learn from the Internet
Figuring out how to make good decisions can be hairy. It's not always easy to get past your uncertainty and make a tough choice. So, how do you do it? Some suggest that you “go with your gut,” acting quickly and instinctively. Others suggest analytical approaches that may involve computation … [Read more...] about A Simple Way to Make Good Decisions
We humans like to think we understand the world pretty well. It gives us a fair amount of comfort to think our beliefs about how things work are spot on. When our human-made devices, our friends, or other bits of the natural world don’t behave as we anticipate, it’s all too common to write off … [Read more...] about A Scientific Reasoning Strategy to Make Everyday Discoveries