You must do the things you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, December 14, 2009

Don't Be Confined By "Verbal" or "Academic" Knowledge

"We need to respect the fact that it is possible to know without knowing why we know and accept that - sometimes - we're better off that way."

- Malcolm Gladwell (h/t Jules)


  1. You have to check out "Blink" by Gladwell, Anon, if you haven't already :-)

  2. I have to agree with your recommendation =) A friend lent it to me last year, and I finished it in a day! Mmmm.

    Take care Jules!! (ps: coffee breaks might work for you and D =) I tried to post a comment earlier until I realized I had to be on your team. Oh well, guess it might be less distracting for you! Keep rocking!)

  3. LOL! Team's just me and me alone, Anon. I live in a silent world. :-)

    Re Gladwell - Blink is the only book that I like. His other works like Tipping Point and 2 others are really only mediocre IMO, coz the subjects are so stale. But "Blink" is refreshing! :-)


    Sounds great! Going to add it to my Christmas list :)

  5. You know what MVW, D (who doesn't read LOL!) got a new one after I told him all the stories from the book, and gave it to his colleague (who loves to read). It's a xmas gift exchange program the company organizes every year. The sender is supposed to be anonymous. The person who received D's gift went around hunting down santa coz the book was just so good LOL!

    You should get it. But do you own research on the stories. The writer has great insights but he is not an expert in the areas that he touches on. He gets you thinking though, and that's always good :-)

  6. Hey Jules, from the brief discussions on wiki I'm (slightly) familiar with themes discussed in the book. Tacit knowledge is such an interesting subject; I will definitely pick it up sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for sharing!