Top Five Books on Unlearning (for 2012)

Top Books on Unlearning 2012

Dear Readers: As is my annual tradition, here is a list of the books which have caused me to engage in the most unlearning over the past year. You will note that the books include both new and older books. (If you’ve read a book that challenged your thinking in the past year and/or caused [...]

My 10 Favorite Books (on Unlearning) for 2011

Books of 2011

Dear Readers: Every year I’m humbled by how much I have to unlearn and this year was no exception.  My never-ending journey down the path of unlearning was facilitated and, in many cases, made enjoyable by these 10 books. Here, in no particular order, are my favorite books on unlearning for 2011: 1. Being Wrong: [...]

When Your Neck is On the Line: Unlearn


In honor of tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I thought I would recount a wonderful story from Nassim Taleb’s outstanding book, The Black Swan: “Consider a turkey that is fed every day. Every single feeding will firm up the bird’s belief that it is the general rule of life to be fed every day by friendly members [...]

A Fishy Tale: Less is More


(This wonderful story was taken from Garr Reynolds’ excellent book, Presentation Zen. It is a story of simplicity.) When Vijay opened his store he put up a sign that said “We Sell Fresh Fish Here.” His father stopped by and said that the word “We” suggests an emphasis on the seller rather than the customer, and [...]

Master Unlearning

Chief Unlearning Officer Jack Uldrich asks whether you are mastering unlearning.

Can You Just Say “I Don’t Know”?

Chief Unlearning Officer Jack Uldrich explains uses the stock market explain why all of us might want to say “I don’t know” more often than we do.

Don’t Assume You More Than You Do

"… he has persuaded me that we can solve many of our problems as long as we don't assume that we know more than we do." So concludes John Horgan in his insightful review of David Deutsch's new book, The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Will Transform the World. I not only agree with the [...]