December 26, 2019

Be Foxy, but don’t get eaten

Hedgehogs are deeply and tightly focused. Some have spent their career studying one problem. Like Ehrlich and Simon, they fashion tidy theories of how the world works based on observations through the single lens of their specialty. Foxes, meanwhile, draw from an eclectic array of traditions, and accept ambiguity and contradiction,” Tetlock wrote. Where hedgehogs represent narrowness, foxes embody breadth.”

The Atlantic: The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

I strongly identity as foxy. But in the fable, the fox gets eaten. Something to keep in mind.


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