Tag Archives: Triumph of Hope Over Experience

Always Hoping for the Best

When Samuel Johnson spoke, in scorn, of the triumph of hope over experience, he had something quite specific in mind – he was speaking of men who chose to marry for a second time. They should know better. Such things … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Triumph of Hope

Life would be impossible without predictive abilities. You do have to have a pretty good idea of what’s coming next – if you do this one thing then that other one thing is sure to happen. The hot stove metaphor … Continue reading

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Lessons Not Learned

The third career was in systems management, or maybe it was the fourth – it’s hard to remember now. No, it’s painful to remember. There was always a new project, and it was going to be different this time – … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

One could spend a few months reading all that has been said about decision-making – there is listing the advantages and disadvantages of each option, the two-column method, or choosing the alternative with the highest probability-weighted utility for each alternative … Continue reading

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