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Filtering by Tag: Mental Models

State of the Union?

Peter Nicholson

The Reorganization of Intent
I'm constantly on edge. It’s a subtle anxiety. Foresight has navigated many challenges in its 15 years of existence. We’re as effective and empowered an entity as we’ve ever been. I’m not cocky enough, however, to take success for granted. Every new undertaking (and we’ve had several lately) is a fresh challenge requiring a balance between ego and humility. When that dynamic gets skewed one way or another, the organization will be in trouble.

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What does the ladder of inference even mean?

Lyndon Valicenti

The holiday season is upon us, and with it often comes quality family time. Between the sugar cookies and punch bowls, there will likely be more than enough guilt trips, awkward politics, and jumping to conclusions to go around. A quick refresher on the ole’ Ladder of Inference—and how to avoid sprinting up it—might be just the trick to gracefully navigate this season of joy. But what does the Ladder of Inference even mean?

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