[FoRK] Dunning-Kruger effect discriminatory environs
sdw at lig.net
Thu Feb 27 12:30:00 PST 2014
Triggered thinking of this by the following comment:
> Fred G. Vader
> . 7 months ago
> So I just read the re-org memo that is linked to in the article and I
> am just dumbfounded. It has taken all of the idiotic mistakes
> mentioned in the above article and the numerous ones not mentioned
> (i.e. zune, kin 1 and 2, WP7/8's abysmal 3% market share, stupid metro
> design which is not catching on and all other idiotic MS undertakings
> that I can't think of right now) - it has taken all of this for
> Ballmer and company to stop and realize that - "hey do you think the
> company should be working toward one overall strategy in a unified
> Really guys - really??? How in the world was this strategy not enacted
> back in 2007 when the iPhone debuted and mobile suddenly begin to
> skyrocket. Why has it taken so many failures and a nearly billion
> dollar write-off for MS execs to realize the most simplest foundation
> principle of corporate strategies? This is just unbelievable!
> I've always thought that there are more high level execs suffering
> from the Dunning-Kruger effect than we'll ever truly realize!
> Unfortunately in the corporate and political world we tend to reward
> and promote those who display assertiveness and boldness and not the
> "The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the
> stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." -
> Bertrand Russell
In what mediums, venues, groups, and activities would individuals be
most or least likely to overcome the Dunning-Kruger effect?
In the past, I think FoRK has been good for this. I suspect Google and
Apple are high fidelity with clear feedback.
It seems likely that banking and finance are full of the opposite
dynamic. It is almost certainly a prime factor in good governments vs.
bad. Some friends who are ex-Microsoft indicate a severe problem there,
at least at certain levels.
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