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Black Swan

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 1, 2010, 6:59 PM
Reading this book "Black Swan". It's pretty good. The premise is that it was a fact that there were only white swans, until black swans were discovered in Australia. He talks all about how we tend to look at the stuff we know, instead of the stuff we don't know and how it changes the game (of life) significantly. Yet, everyone continues to focus on the factors that they know (essentially ignoring the unpredictable)and even at that, suggesting there are a lot of leaders out there, who have no idea what their doing, but are really good at narrating (after the fact).

He writes that we also focus upon memorization of facts, as opposed to learning rules and how to re-apply them. Like, how people will remember & value how someone is dressed, at any given moment -- remembering the aesthetic & integrating into their life... more so, than remembering & learning and re-applying a lesson learned from dealing with a challenge/obstacle.

  • Listening to: Smithsonian Collection: Fokway Records
  • Reading: Black Swan
  • Playing: on DA
  • Eating: almonds, pealed apple
  • Drinking: water


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hey man, pretty cool documentary work. you should put it on vimeo.
thx for the heads up, I'll check it out. -jL
djvman Mar 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot for the fave :)
PetitJeReve Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks a lot * :heart:
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atomikheart May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for the fav!

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thanks for the fav!
ntora May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for he fav on my veggies!
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