Using models? Take a second look!

Recently a few colleagues and I had a short discussion on models covering human performance and on how to improve them. It was an interesting conversation and I decided to make some core ideas available here.We depend on models and we need them in teaching and in consulting.The tricky question is what does it mean … Continue reading Using models? Take a second look!

Circular Causality

CIrcular causality is haunting us everywhere. It is one of the main reasons why "soft" things are so hard to change. To understand the concept is not difficult, to see it happening in daily experience much more so. So let's just play with it for two minutes: Complete the following sentence: This sentence has ... … Continue reading Circular Causality

The End of Boxes?

In 1735 Carl von Linné published his Systema Naturae where he introduced his idea that one could develop an inventory of plants, animals and minerals by sorting them into classifications. The basis for taxonomies saw the light of day. This was nearly 400 years ago and ever since we were busy to classify all kinds … Continue reading The End of Boxes?

A Blog is a Blog is a Blog

I don’t think that Edith Stein would have written that nowadays. In addition, there are so many of them. Which ones to read? And as a blog writer: what to write about? Tricky questions with no good answers. Perhaps a different approach? One not wasting reader time with the 52nd repetition of things that already … Continue reading A Blog is a Blog is a Blog

The Fox, the Hedgehog, and the Lighthouse

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” In his famous essay titled The Hedgehog and the Fox Isaiah Berlin refers to these words of the ancient Greek writer Archilochous. He uses these words to describe “one of the deepest differences which divide writers and thinkers, and, it may be, human … Continue reading The Fox, the Hedgehog, and the Lighthouse