Category "Mental Models"
The danger in a single story
In the months since the news of the crisis in Ukraine first broke, media outlets have followed a conflict that has gone from an internal matter to one that is international in scope.
The date was November 9, 1989. George Bush Sr. sat in the oval office, a host of senior intelligence officers before him.
The mountains we climb: Failure and the pursuit of the extraordinary
It was pitch black and a frigid -30 degrees when we began our descent. What meagre light we had came from beat up headlamps and the muted glow of stars.
Caution: Low flying planes
One sunny afternoon, Paul Moroz, our Deputy CIO, was driving along the highway when he spotted an unusual road sign: Caution: low flying planes. Now, Paul is a mildly paranoid man in the best of times.
The man in front of me wore a peculiar tweed jacket that matched his charismatic, if quirky, personality.
Betting on talent: A dead Scottish philosopher’s problem
It was my 5 year old son’s first hockey session with the Timbits program. The kids all had white stickers on each side of their helmet, marking them with a unique number for “the scouts. ”