Category Archives : Data/Information/Knowledge

Risks, Rewards and Responsibilities (Part Two)

Tweet In the previous post we examined risk as a function of probability and explored the concept of expected value to be received if it goes our way. This is a great way to determine if a risk is worthwhile and promises a positive return for your investment. Return on investment implies that the decision is […]

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Risks, Rewards and Responsibilities (Part One)

Tweet Every day we take risks to get rewards but usually ignore our responsibilities, taking them as a given. For example, in the morning we make (or don’t make) decisions about what we are going to do. “Or don’t make” because there are things we must do such as go to work. At some point […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Eight)

Tweet In the previous parts of this series the education system was explored from the perspective of return on investment (ROI) to the individual and to society; the value of the credential the individual receives when he or she leaves it; the separation of education and training deemed essential to be productive in society; and […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Six)

Tweet Last time we looked at culture and a bubble model. An individual bubble becomes part of a larger bubble and must function within its culture – its social behavior and norms. We ended by observing that each bubble must be productive and contribute to the culture. But how does this align with the education system? […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Five)

Tweet In the previous posts of this series a bubble model was introduced with individual models bouncing around in a fluid of information and knowledge. Bubbles can unite with other bubbles to form bigger bubbles such as families, companies, government entities, and other groups of bubbles and even countries.  In so doing, the individual bubbles and […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Four)

Tweet In the previous post, we ended by saying that education and training involves knowledge, information and beliefs. Albert Einstein said (or wrote) that “the value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Allegedly, he also said “Never memorize what you can look up in […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Three)

Tweet Returning to the bubble model discussed in the last post, a mother or father bubble is at the stove heating a pot of water to boiling.  The child bubble reaches for the stove and is stopped by the parent bubble who explains the following.   “I just put one liter, one thousand cubic centimeters, […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Two)

Tweet The previous post ended with a quote from William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from his play As You Like It. It’s worth repeating:   “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts….” The many […]

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Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part One)

Tweet This blog began in 2017 by exploring the List of 18 defining areas that need inquisition and exploration as we move forward in sustaining Earth and humanity. On April 21, 2017, the article “What and How Do We Teach People?” was published and ended with:   “In the future, people will need physical, intellectual, and […]

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Lying, Cheating and Stealing (Part Five)

Tweet In Part One of this series I referenced the Cadet Honor Code of the United States Military Academy.  While I graduated in 1964, I returned 12 years later (1976) to become a member of the faculty.  Shortly before I arrived, a major cheating scandal occurred in the spring of 1976 resulting in 151 cadets […]

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