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Look hard and you will find

Fred Wilson‘s video of the week was “Simon Singh on Confirmation Bias“. I learnt about cognitive biases in formal education, read and heard about them on different occasions, and certainly experienced my share of them the hard way. I even knew about the specific example used by Simon Singh.

Despite all of this I was completely floored by the powerful experience delivered in this video…enough to make a hard man humble…

But what are practical implications of this? Say, for the next time we analyse anomalies in an information system? Or about the production problem we analysed last Friday, and the consequences we drew from that analysis?

Better stay away from that tool shed…