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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Preaching to the converted

There are three kinds of people: (1) the ones preaching tolerance, (2) the ones preaching intolerance, and (3) the ones struggling where tolerance ends and intolerance starts. In my view, groups 1+2 are false prophets (eg, my 2016 blog) because their deeds tend to be inconsistent with their words. Prior to the 2016 US elections, Trump claimed that those elections...

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Dimensions: spacetime and assumed others (2)

On 19 May 2017, I published part 1 of this blog. In 2021, I wrote two updates: (i) Is consciousness a dimension not limited by space and time? and (ii) The SpaceTime dimension and the alternate Energy-Matter dimension. In 2022, this topic has returned several times. Hence, it's time for an overhaul. According to Albert Einstein, spacetime is probably only one...

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The matrix of macro vs micro + negative vs positive

Recently, I got curious about plotting synergy while using a matrix with the "axes" of macro vs micro and negativity vs positivity. My initial diagram showed that both perspectives gave very generic results. Then it occurred to me that both perspectives zoom in/out (ie, focus) on generic dimensions. Please find my updated diagram below. My initial topic (ie,...

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How to Turn Information into Intelligence (Barbara Oakley)

Introduction LO: This is a fascinating topic. author Barbara Oakley mentions using patterns as a solution. In my blogs, I use interconnectedness as a substitute for these patterns, or - alternatively - the Big Picture. Standalone information is often not readily available in our memory because it's stored deeply or far away in our minds. That makes perfect sense...

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Art vs Science

Some decades ago, there was a discussion in my audit profession whether auditing is an art or a science. Given the audit tools that are being developed nowadays, I suppose people would argue that auditing is a science. In my view, auditing is an art. These tools just make it harder, better, faster, stronger. Last week, I told my son that negotiating is an art; not a...

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Collective vs individual behaviour

When we look at ants, we tend to see a colony and group behaviour. When we look at ourselves, we tend to see individual behaviour. Is this an example of macro versus micro? In the view of aliens (if any), we must look like ants, including collective behaviour. Why do we view ourselves as individuals? Although I live rather solitary, I'm still part of a local...

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