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sports good

good post.. surely we'd find another doctor, too, if ours started using random procedures to determine our treatment...r. It's presenting itself as a burnt caribou shoulder blade full of cracks for you to follow.

Thomas

I'm curious to hear how you square this with your endorsement of scapulimancy.

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I mean, surely we'd find another doctor, too, if ours started using random procedures to determine our treatment.

As I understand Weick's suggestion (which you call a "weird idea that works") the whole point is to use random operations to deflect the influence of your knowledge. Moreover, he counts its "swiftness" among its virtues, along with being "fun".

Isn't that exactly what this book is saying it can do you for. It's presenting itself as a burnt caribou shoulder blade full of cracks for you to follow. I'd really like to hear how you distinguish Weick's approach from the kind of "bullshit" you poo-poo here.

davidburkus

I'm with you. I'm not sure how to get someone up and improving inside of one hour, especially if you are ignoring the theoretical. The only example I could think of is if you give someone the how to directly from the research, but that's giving a fish...not teaching to fish.

Matthewemay

Wonderful post Bob! I tweeted it as my "One Thing to Read Today." (#OTRT) Love the "design like you're right, read data like you're wrong" motto. Whole brain thinking, integrative thinking...blend of validity and reliability. (nod to Roger Martin). Good stuff!

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Peter Scholtens

Speaking of evidence based medicine,hHave you read Trick or Treatment by Singh and Ernst?

It's a great book about the fallacies of alternative medicine and the billions spent on it worldwide. I wonder what the costs of "alternative management" are.

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