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When Genius Failed

It has been a busy year between work, play, family, and of course the recent elections. My work responsibilities contain a wide-ranging number of facets, but in addition to research, client meetings, conference calls, conferences, trading, and other activities, I also attempt to squeeze in some leisure reading as well. 2,531 more words

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Efek Pygmalion dan Mengapa Kita Harus Memberi Pujian

Pernahkah kamu mendengar efek Pygmalion? Adalah Robert Merton, seorang professor sosiologi di Colombia Unversity yang meneliti fenomena psikologis ini.

Penelitian ini melibatkan seorang guru yang mendapat instrukti untuk mengajar sebuah kelas yang terdari dari murid-murid berbakat selama satu tahun ke depan.  323 more words

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Robert Merton's Internal Critique of Functionalism

Criticisms of Parson’s systems theory have come from both outside and inside Functionalist. Within Functionalism, the most significant criticisms come from Robert K. Merton (1968). He criticises three key assumptions of Parsons. 296 more words

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When genius failed ...

Two days ago, we wrote a post referring to an article titled, “The world’s smartest investors have failed …

There are numerous instances when the experts, the smartest in their respective fields, the best in the business, the genius have failed. 135 more words

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Expect the Unexpected.

Change and innovation lead to un-foreseen effects.  Caller ID allows people to tell whether they are being called by someone they know or by some unknown person.  720 more words

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Robert Merton On The Importance Of Knowledge For Analyzing Social Actions

In ‘The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action” (American Sociological Review, Vol. 1, No. 6 (Dec., 1936), pp. 894-904) Robert Merton writes:

The most obvious limitation to a correct anticipation of consequences of action is provided by the existing state of knowledge. 482 more words

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Look For Judgement

About a week back I was pitched an algo trading scheme that was offering a mostly 12%+ return monthly. There were the past performance figures, with even the odd slip-up. 168 more words

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