Cube48 – I Don’t Know : The Truth Many Will Not Say

This cube comes from July 2009, an episode of EconTalk where Russ Roberts talks with Justin Fox. This particular segment focused in on precision & how people react under stress & uncertainty.

Macroeconomics:

a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of the entire economy. This includes a national, regional, or global economy.

~ wikipedia on Macroeconomics

To learn more about John Keynes, you might want to watch the videos linked to in Cube 33 Organizations: Machine or Human.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Are there desired results that you really cannot measure easily or completely?
  2. Do you really want answers or do you want the truth?
  3. Think of someone who tends to say “I don’t know” – what profession is that individual in?

 

Cube35 – The Story of Stories

Stories are powerful, but the primary educational systems in our world don’t explore story telling very much.

They also do not help students prepare for making decisions without to make decisions without complete information.

An idea is promoted that every question has a single correct answer, or at least the “best answer” according to the teacher.

The cube for today comes from The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb focusing on the major events that dramatically change the path we are on, like the first sighting of a black swan.

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Starting Questions:

  1. What story do you need told?
  2. How have you improved your communications or story telling abilities?
  3. Any recommendations to your former self in regards to uncertainty or story telling?