Asshole friends. Why are they necessary?

We need ‘difficult’ friends. I think everyone needs a ‘difficult’ person in their life. That awkward git that won’t shut up and tells you exactly why your brilliant idea is doomed to failure. They aren’t afraid of offending or hurting your feelings, publicly embarrassing you, treading on your toes and causing a ‘stink’. Just what’s […]

The Ladder of Inference. Climbing Down from Expert Bias

The Ladder of Inference is a concept developed by the late Harvard Professor Chris Argyris, to help explain why people looking at the same set of evidence can draw very different conclusions. The difference comes from the idea that, based on their beliefs, people ‘choose’ what they see in amongst a mass of information. More […]