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Great Debates. Factoids for Debate. Poetry. Example Topics. Generalised problems kill startups. It’s crazy how often I hear founders say ‘I think the problem we’re really solving is X’.

Generalised problems kill startups

Hang on a second… You ‘think’? The surprising thing is that if you forgot temporarily why you started your business, you’re not alone. Why it’s easy to forget the problem you’re solving As early-stage founders, it’s beaten into us that we need to deliver our elevator pitch as quickly as possible. This is generally a good idea — we have one mouth and two ears for good reason. We take all those problems and frustrations that motivated us to dedicate our lives to solving them and find a general theme. Generalised problems are toxic As you repeat a general problem over and again, most people will nod. But compressing a set of specific problems into a summary is like shrinking a photo into a thumbnail. On the way to product-market fit, more specific problems within your general theme appear, and it’s easy to get confused about about which problems need solving and which do not. Decision 411 Course Outline 2005.

Robert Nau Fuqua School of Business Duke University Tweet This web site contains notes and materials for an advanced elective course on statistical forecasting that is taught at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Decision 411 Course Outline 2005

It covers linear regression and time series forecasting models as well as general principles of thoughtful data analysis. 1. Principles and risks of forecasting (pdf)Famous forecasting quotes How to move data around Get to know your data Inflation adjustment (deflation) Seasonal adjustment Stationarity and differencing The logarithm transformation 2. Statistics review and the simplest forecasting model: the sample mean (pdf)Notes on the random walk model (pdf)Mean (constant) model Linear trend model Random walk model Geometric random walk model Three types of forecasts: estimation period, validation period, and the future 3. 4. Notes on linear regression analysis (pdf)Introduction to linear regression analysis Mathematics of simple regressionRegression examples 5. The AskHistorians Master Book List : AskHistorians.

Paul Greenberg - Outlook Web Access Light. Stimulating Lectures. George E. Vaillant's: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development. George E.

George E. Vaillant's: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development

Vaillant's "We all need models for how to live from retirement to past 80--with joy," writes George Vaillant, M.D., director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. This groundbreaking book pulls together data from three separate longevity studies that, beginning in their teens, followed 824 individuals for more than 50 years. The subjects were male Harvard graduates; inner-city, disadvantaged males; and intellectually gifted women. "Here you have these wonderful files, and you seem little interested in how we cope with increasing age ... our adaptability, our zest for life," one of these subjects wrote to Vaillant, a researcher, psychiatrist, and Harvard Medical School professor, about how he was using this information.

We also learn what makes old age vital and interesting. Vaillant is empathetic and sometimes surprisingly poetic: "Owning an old brain, you see, is rather like owning an old car.... Other reviews An unavoidable task of the living is to change with time. Watch Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education.

Psychology Home. Critical Thinking Class: Grading Policies. The Goal of the Portfolio is to Amass Evidence of Critical Thinking Ability "Evidence" is something that makes something else "evident".

Critical Thinking Class: Grading Policies

The key question is "What specifically does your writing make evident? " When you write sentences that can be interpreted in many different ways, you make evident that you are thinking in a vague way. When you do not give concrete examples and illustrations to make your point clear, you make evident that you do not know how to clarify your thought. When you do not make clear-with appropriate transitional words and critical vocabulary-the logical relations between the sentences you write, you make evident that you are not thinking in terms of the logic of your thought, that you do not fully understand the structure of your own reasoning.

When you do not analyze key concepts and demonstrate how to lay bare the logic of them, you make evident that you are weak at conceptual analysis. What Each Grade Represents Back to top. Critical Thinking. Course Description: Critical Thinking is an introductory course in the principles of good reasoning.

Critical Thinking

It covers pretty much the same subject as what is usually taught in practical logic, informal reasoning or the study of argumentation. This means that the main focus of the course lies in arguments, their nature, their use and their import. In this regard, a course in Critical Thinking comes very close to the study of classical Logic as it pertains to our natural language. Critical Thinking can be controversial, but fun? - Michael Aparicio. The Path to Critical Thinking. Few of us are effective critical thinkers—who has time?

The Path to Critical Thinking

The good news, says Stever Robbins, is that this skill can be learned. The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats. Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved.

The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats

A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately! You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic "thinking hat. " By mentally wearing and switching "hats," you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting. Using Six Thinking Hats®, you and your team will learn how to use a disciplined process which will... Significant Applications for the Parallel Thinking Process of Six Thinking Hats Introducing The de Bono Group Leader's Package Two highly engaging de Bono Group resources bundled together for optimized team learning.

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