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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Mar 20

Image via http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2014/05/think-tanks-influence-public-policy-influence/In a busy world where people feel the need to place you before you have time to describe yourself, “define or be defined” is a useful motto.But it’s a tough challenge.I am the Director of an organization, Perspectiva, which is often described as ‘a think tank’; that’s not what I think and feel we are, and this post is about explaining why, and beginning to articulate an alternative.Imagine a straightforward conversation:Q: “What do you do?”A: “I work in a think tank.”Q: “What does that mean?”A: “It means I go into a tank and think.”It sounds ridiculous because it is ridiculous. I’ve never been …

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Image via http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2014/05/think-tanks-influence-public-policy-influence/In a busy world where people feel the need to place you before you have time to describe yourself, “define or be defined” is a useful motto.But it’s a tough challenge.I am the Director of an organization, Perspectiva, which is often described as ‘a think tank’; that’s not what I think and feel we are, and this post is …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Feb 18

I would like to explore what I think is a useful distinction between “thinking” and a quite different phenomenon that might be best referred to as a “simulation of thinking”.First a quick clarification of two core concepts. This is easy.If you remember learning how to drive a car or ride a bike, you likely recall transitioning from the uncertain, unsure, exploratory moments of early learning to the increasingly effortless, unconscious, process that now allows you to drive from work to home without even noticing that you did so.In the first case (learning) we are in a costly, awkward and error prone “explore” …

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I would like to explore what I think is a useful distinction between “thinking” and a quite different phenomenon that might be best referred to as a “simulation of thinking”.First a quick clarification of two core concepts. This is easy.If you remember learning how to drive a car or ride a bike, you likely recall transitioning from the uncertain, unsure, exploratory …

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