Training, Context, Disruptive Realism, Wunderkammern, & Numbers

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The value of training - IBM

A company will lose 10 to 30% of its capabilities per year. By year three, an organization has retained only 41% of it original capabilities, dwindling to 24% by year six.

Context as Memory - Green Chameleon

Externalising our memories is also something a function that taxonomies fulfil, and is my official reason why I never allow anyone else to tidy my desk. It may look a mess, but whenever I have to sift through things to find that bloody document I know is in there somewhere I'm also being re-cued on all those interesting things I set aside to look at later. Brain science tells us that we forget things so as to be able to focus our continuing or repeated attention on things that are important to us. It's a filtering and discarding mechanism. We remember things if we are reminded of them. Also see, Ask a gardner what she knows, in a garden.

Disruptive Realism - cnet

Associate Creative Director Dave Hoffer has coined a new term: Disruptive Realism -- an expression presented in an everyday context that disrupts peoples perceptions about different things. Expression can mean many things and it a way it's art but it's also much more expansive a term than just art.

Blogs as Wunderkammern - Cabinet of Wonders

The blogging format invites blog collections to intermingle transparently: people can "add" to their catalog of items through blogrolls, blog memes, and, especially, polite appropriation: as blogs work with one another, greater Wunderkammern are created.

You are 80% less likely to die from a meteor landing on your head if you wear a bicycle helmet all day - Bad Science

We all love big numbers, and we're all fooled by big numbers, because we're all idiots. That's why it's important to think clearly, and ignore all newspapers.

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