|King's College view from punting when good old friends visited Cambridge|
The best this month was The myth of common sense by Duncan Watts. I read his book in Japanese, and found this seminar here a few days before coincidently. He emphasises a lot unpredictability of complexities under highly networked and heavily interlinked phenomenons. The key takeaway to me is to limit areas where our common sense works well, especially to halt political and policy decisions by common sense.
This site (Everything is Obvious) tells more, or the book itself.
- #66 MBA Leadership Talk: MSCI ++
- #67 The myth of common sense (Duncan Watts) ++++++
- #68 The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets ++++
- #69 Robin Ince is (in and) out of his mind. ++
- #70 Frankenstein 2.0 ++++
- #71 Transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils ++++
- #72 Making machine see +++
- #73 Mind over matter +++
- #74 The impact of mobile technologies on healthcare +++