Tag Archives: error-correction

Checklist to decrease (slightly) the likelihood you’ll fool yourself

From a post at Club Troppo called “Counteracting our biases”, which begins. In an earlier post, and one of a series by me and subsequently Ken as well, I suggested that an important part of any professional education should be … Continue reading

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How we deal with arguments (SMBC)

I adore Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. The world would be a better place if everyone put SMBC in its google reader, like what I have… Here’s a recent one on the gap between what we want/need to believe about ourselves … Continue reading

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Seeing the Errors of Our Ways

This sat on my desktop unfinished for months. Today I polished it off. Is it useful to anyone? What’s missing from it?

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Mistakes, I’ve made a few, but then again…

Another fascinating article about mitsakes and the value (or otherwise) of a Blame Culture… Another serious weakness of the person approach is that by focusing on the individual origins of error, it isolates unsafe acts from their system context. As … Continue reading

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An error isn’t a mistake until you refuse to correct it

In the worms-in-the-Big-Apple movie “City Hall,” which I saw last night, the following quote “An error isn’t a mistake until you refuse to correct it” is ascribed to JFK, whereas the Tinterwebs prefers Orlando A. Battista. And on the subject … Continue reading

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