Archive for September 21, 2009

Turning Skills into Money

Kent Beck, in his blog Three Rivers Institute » Blog Archive » Turning Skills into Money, comes up an interesting contrast to the previous article on “Critical thinking.”  Basically, economics favors ignorance and high turnover  in the software services industry. “Just enough senior people need to remain to provide the leadership necessary to keep projects from failing. More than that is a burden.”  How do we improve an industry that rewards a lack of knowledge?

September 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm 3 comments

Critical thinking? You need knowledge – The Boston Globe

Critical thinking? You need knowledge – The Boston Globe is a piece by Diane Ravitch, which speaks to some of our recent discussion about the drivers of innovation.  “The intelligent person, the one who truly is a practitioner of critical thinking, has the capacity to understand the lessons of history, to grasp the inner logic of science and mathematics, and to realize the meaning of philosophical debates by studying them.”

September 21, 2009 at 11:14 am 2 comments


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