Category Archives for Psychology & Sociology

Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding

If your following the recent conflict in Gaza and finding it hard to resist the urge to “pick a side”.  I recommend reading this paper it highlights the perils of the “illusion of understanding” politics and public policies. This reminds me of a very famous saying, “Don’t … Continue reading

01. August 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Thinking & Writing : The CIA’s Guide to Cognitive Science & Intelligence Analysis

This CIA Monograph (re-released in 2010 by Robert Sinclair) presents “the implications of growing knowledge in the cognitive sciences for the way the intelligence business is conducted – in how we perform analysis, how we present our findings, and even … Continue reading

17. May 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Learning From Military Strategist John Boyd

Today I am linking to my notes from the book, “Certain to Win” by Chet Richards. The book is about the teachings of the famous (military) strategist John Boyd. Boyd is well known for pioneering the concept of the OODA loop. … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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How Habits Work: An Illustration

If you are a fan of the book, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg then you will like the following illustrations. How Habits Work   Overview of the Book The Power of Habit – By Duhigg How To Change … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Tempo: timing, tactics and strategy in narrative-driven decision-making

For years I have been an avid reader of Venkatesh Rao’s blog Ribbon Farm.  In 2011 Venkatesh released a  book called, Tempo: timing, tactics and strategy in narrative-driven decision-making. I consider this book to rank with Nassim Taleb’s books as required … Continue reading

13. March 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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