Education Cannibalism

When I went to university, I noticed the new continuous education program that sought to enroll students in perpetuity, inculcating them with the notion that they were forever stunted in knowledge and skills and needed to be filled up with a barrage of superficial courses that would never achieve its objective of informing them about…

Risk Management

Many choices are unconcerned with risk. There’s not enough information to assess it properly, so its consideration only paralyses — like vociferous warnings about unspecific threats. In other cases, there’s nothing worth conserving, so high risk is acceptable. Sometimes it’s better to have nothing than being stuck with something you don’t want. This latter situation…

Unacceptable is Acceptable

My boss called me to sternly express that I had not done what was expected and that my actions were unacceptable. I thought I knew what this word meant, and expected a formal statement that I was fired for doing what could never in any way be tolerated of anyone. Instead we reasonably discussed expectations,…