+  2022-02-17 00:00

The Micromort.

A unit of measure for mortality risk. Equals a one-in-one-million chance of dying. A Ronald Howard’s idea to finally standardize a unit of measure for #risk.

So the news would go something like: “The next week looks like we will be reaching a high of 50 micromorts, thanks to the new variant — though only about 8 micromorts if you’re vaccinated.” 😂

 +  2021-08-28 06:17

“Creativity, the biggest determiner of #successful #executives, is killed in the #junior ranks. Maintenance of predetermined procedures is emphasized. This is how you end up with managers and not leaders.

You have a senior leadership that knows all the paperwork but cannot understand a problem and how to solve it.”

#Risk and #creativity. Again

I’m seeing how the mediocre teachers all over the planet install fear and disbelief in our kids’ capacity to create, very early in school

And so, we get excellent line #producers in #cinema (instead of executive risk-takers), excellent mid-level programmers in #IT (instead of non-conforming inventors), great shop-floor managers in #Amazon warehouses (instead of big-picture leaders)…

All gradually replaced by instructions-following #automation. 😕

Now, if you think even larger and recall that the #scientific method requires an ability to invent a good explanation of a phenomenon (versus the “read from Mother #Nature’s Book” for an induction from experience),

you get… people who make robots vs anti-vaxxers and flat-Earthers.

Same patterns on all levels.

 +  2020-09-10 08:54

#Paracetamol can increase risk taking, which may be due to reductions in #risk perceptions, particularly those that are highly emotional.

Results of 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled studies:…

 +  2020-06-04 14:10

A project without a goal, without #commitment and without #risk is a hobby. Fun, at times, but fruitless. Filling, but without breakthroughs.

Do you live a life of hobbies or projects? 🧐

 +  2016-06-13 10:11

To live meaningfully is to be at perpetual #risk and outside of the #comfort zone. What is the risk for you?

 +  2015-06-04 09:08

This gonna expand the #risk zone for me soon, I hope! And a new life for guys from Chechnya, #Afghanistan and #Iraq.…


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