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The 4 Known Pillars of a Long, Healthy Life

There are no guarantees in life, particularly when it comes to life itself. Genetics, environment, or random accidents are just a few of the factors that can disrupt the best laid plans. Leaving these

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Are you epistemologically modest?

“Epistemology” is one of the big, fancy worlds I encountered in graduate school and have rarely encountered since. You’ll usually see it defined as something like “theory of knowledge,”

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The Human Curator of Learning

I’ve written a fair amount about the concept of curation. Interest in it seems to be reviving lately, perhaps sparked by the rise of fake news and the growing realization that we all can be are being

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Learning in the Ruins

I am recently back from Greece, so forgive me for being a bit philosophical. On the way to Greece, I passed through Rome. There, I saw what is left of the Palatine Hill along with countless other artifacts

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Research says …

Never totally trust this phrase. Who did the research? How much experience did they have, and what biases – from cognitive to selection to sampling to publication – may have been involved? Who

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Most People Won’t. (But You Will, Right?)

There are people who think of life as a sort of competition, and learning as a path to maximizing performance, getting an edge, and winning whatever prize they imagine is waiting for them. I’ve always

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6 Disciplines of the True Learning Mindset

In recent months I have been working hard on developing a keynote speech focused on what I see as six disciplines of a true learning mindset. So, I thought I would briefly share those disciplines here,

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10 Bias Patterns That Impact Your Life and Learning

I’ve written about bias on a number of occasions – here , for example, and here – and I continue to believe it is one of the most significant barriers to learning that human beings

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