“a priori” thinking

Nobel prize–winner and game theory pioneer Reinhard Selten observed that people work diligently to be rational ex post. That is, we commonly look back at how a situation played out to try and understand how a better outcome might have been achieved. This contrasts with a game theory approach in which the goal is to […]

Some notes on people skills and emotional intelligence – 1

Five essential people skills: rapport building curiosity communication ambition and conflict resolution Assertiveness: the ability to speak and act in ways that naturally cause people to respond attentively and positively. Use phrases like “You could be right about that. . . .” or “I understand how you feel. . . .” Keep a diary of […]

Writings of an Anglican bishop

I am reminded of the writings of an Anglican bishop: When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed ofchanging the world; As I grew older and wiser I realized theworld would not change. And I decided to shorten my sightssomewhat and change only my country.But it too seemed immovable. […]