An interesting book that opens my eyes. To avoid any misconceptions, the author suggests 10 rules of thumb:
1. Gap: Look for the majority. Average could be misleading. Watch out for spread.
2. Negativity: Expect bad news. People tend to remember bad news. Needless to say, bad news make headlines too.
3. Straight lines: Lines might bend. Many trends are not straight lines.
4. Fear: Calculate the risk. Frightening things get our attention. Check reality.
5. Size: Get things in proportion. Get the ratio/rate. Check for 80/20 pattern.
6. Generalisation: Question your categories. The world is more diverse than we could imagine.
7. Destiny: Slow change is still change. Don't believe? Talk to your grandfather or grandson!
8. Single: Get a tool box. Problems can seldom be analyzed or solved by a single perspective.
9. Blame: Resist pointing your finger. Look for causes.
10. Urgency: Take small steps
I was shocked to learn at the very end of the book that the author Hans has passed away. I certainly felt his passions in the book. May he rest in peace....Continua