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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 12/2010

Don't Follow the Leader

| Posted 12.05.2010 | Impact

"In the final chapter, Seeley suggests five lessons we could learn from bees.• Compose a decision-making group of individuals with shared interests....

Expert Blinders

| Posted 12.13.2010 | Impact

"The larger lesson is that the brain is a deeply constrained thinking machine, full of cognitive tradeoffs and zero-sum constraints. Those chess prof...

Peter Buffett's Advent Calendar

| Posted 12.17.2010 | Impact

Someone sent me a link to Peter Buffett's Advent Calendar. It brought a smile to my face. It's quirky and funny and personal. It has links to some g...

Of Wine and Experts

| Posted 12.20.2010 | Impact

"I mean, S&P, Moody's, Fitch, these people all rated securities that apparently completely tanked. So there's obviously something in the demand fo...

Karin Christiansen on Transparency

| Posted 12.20.2010 | Impact

"Transparency" has (re-)emerged as a buzzword in the development sector and is taking center stage in many development initiatives. Having measured t...

When Aid Works: RIP, Rene Le Berre

| Posted 12.20.2010 | Impact

"René Le Berre, a French entomologist who helped inspire an international campaign that saved millions of West Africans from the parasitic disease r...

The Tyranny of Ideology

| Posted 12.21.2010 | Impact

BerlinHere is one of the best lectures of all time. It should be required listening for anyone interested in better understanding the world - or tryi...