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Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Daniel Kahneman - Interview Transcript

Daniel Kahneman - Interview Transcript | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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 try not to get trapped in uninteresting problems just because you began them. So one of the important things to have in science is to avoid the sunk cost fallacy, just to keep going with something just because you began it and have made an investment. So the ability to just make a quick turn when you’ve had an idea that looks better and drop everything else and follow the best idea that you have at the moment, that is certainly one of the thing that I think worked for me and I think it may work for other people as well.

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It is interesting that the they wanted to be philosophers.

Sharrock's curator insight, January 28, 3:11 PM

advice was echoed by Vernon Smith: Yes, I would echo that. Don’t follow the path of least resistance.  Be prepared to break the informal rules. You have to of course live in your environment and so there’s a limit to how far you can go in breaking the rules. I was interested in experimental economics long before I could really make a living at it so I did other things and I didn’t get tenure doing experimental economics, I got it doing other things but I returned to experimental economics and one of the problems can be that in getting tenure you develop all these bad habits and then you can’t get out of doing the bad habits, which is doing what’s easy, you know, following your sunk cost and doing trivial kind of extensions of that. 

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Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Why do businesses evaluate candidates solely on past job performance, failing to consider the job's difficulty? Why do university admissions officers focus on high GPAs, discounting influence of easy grading standards?

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It is not a perfect science, but we need to do a better job. This is very much the case in education where teachers who should not be teachers become administrators.

Sharrock's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:04 PM

The article feature two studies and the implications that for all the procedures and policies in place, they are most likely unsuccessfull in overcoming bias against hiring most qualified candidates.


Maybe we should start looking to see if there is an app for that decision making...