Monday 9th December, 2013
5:45pm to 6:30pm
Since the dawn of civilization, human beings have tried to get a glimpse of the future, asking shamans, soothsayers and scryers about their fate. Nowadays we turn to financial experts, trend researchers and other fortune tellers, who use more systematic methods to still not predict the future effectively. There is a clear coding error in our brains that we can’t process simple statistical facts as a long as we get told a believable story. And believe we do. So let’s take apart some of those predictions. Hindsight is 20/20 and showing where others were wrong can be highly entertaining – until you need to question your own thinking. So I also will ruthlessly show my own mistakes from earlier days and how I deal with “the future” today, both on a private and a professional scale.
Director of Enthusiasm - Marketeer bei Microsoft für Windows (nicht Xbox!) Manchmal zynisch, immer mit eigener Meinung. Strahlen Sie mich empor, Herr Schott! bio from Twitter
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