Some great stuff that wonderfully distracted me this week

January 15, 2016

  1. Ought and Is by Stephen Downes. A nice reminder to be sensitive of inferences involving is and ought.

    “If wishes were horses,” goes the old saying, “then beggars could ride.” There’s wisdom in that. Certainly we may believe things ought to be one way or another. But this belief doesn’t mean that anything actually is one way or another. This would be nothing more than wishful thinking.

  2. “The fun, ridiculous website Spurious correlations reminds us to have some god damn fun. Spurious correlation is “a term coined by Karl Pearson to describe the correlation between ratios of absolute measurements that arises as a consequence of using ratios, rather than because of any actual correlations between the measurements.” Tyler Vigen notes that his charts “aren’t meant to imply causation nor are they meant to create a distrust for research or even correlative data.” So, have fun!!! HT my colleagues Andrea Derler via Ben Carroll.chart
  3. Via David Mallon, The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016. Deloitte surveyed nearly 7,700 Millennials from 29 countries during September and October 2015 to learn more about Millennials’ values and ambitions, drivers of job satisfaction, and their increasing representation in senior management teams.

    …emphasis on personal values
    continues into the boardroom; the rank
    order of priorities does not change for
    senior Millennials. As such, we can expect
    Millennial leaders to base their decisions
    as much on personal values as on the
    achievement of specific targets or goals.

  4. Via David Mallon, Deloitte Center for the Edge,Passion at work: Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development.

Terrific stuff.

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