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Protect Yourself!

Engineering Thinking Principles:
Basic Tools to Help You Protect Your Pocketbook, Your Liberty, and Your Life
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OVERVIEW

2009/07/24
Protect Yourself With Engineering Thinking

2010/04/08
A Summary Of Engineering Thinking Principles

2010/04/10
Update: A Summary Of Engineering Thinking Principles

EMOTIONS and ASSUMPTIONS (Accounting For Our Weak Spots)

2009/08/31
Put On Your Emotional Armor: Reason Versus Passion

2009/09/13
Why Not Go With The Gut? Can We Trust Our Intuition?

2009/09/21
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Our Mental Blind Spot: Assumptions

2009/09/29
I Don’t Want To Hear It!: Emotional Blockages

2009/10/05
I’m Right! (Or Am I?): Unscientific Justifications

2010/10/09
How Do You Make Decisions?

2011/02/28
Engineers Have Flaws, Too: The Origins of Life

CONFUSION FACTORS (Detecting And Avoiding Pseudoscience)

2009/11/17
Cause or Coincidence?

2010/06/20
Correlations, Fraud, And Mediums

2011/11/15
Vaccinations, Autism, Psychics, and Silver Bullets

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (Stand Back And Look At The Big Picture)

2009/08/24
It’s Just A Systems Thing: An Engineering Thinking Review Of Government As A System

2010/08/08
Look At The Big Picture

2011/11/26
What Would Happen If The Government Didn’t Take Care Of Us?

FEEDBACK (Why It’s Essential For Everything From Good Government to Good Relationships)

2011/07/23
Feedback, Prices, and Sullen Spouses

2011/10/03
Feedback, Delay, and Sullen Spouses

FOCUS (Avoiding Distractions And Getting To The Point)

2010/04/18
Hunt The Big Gorillas: Climate Change, Birthers, and Chocolate

THOROUGHNESS (Avoiding Unintended Consequences)

2010/01/13
Unintended Consequences

DATA INTEGRITY (How Good Information Trumps Flowery Theories)

2011/05/29
Big or Small Government? Check the Empirical Evidence

2009/10/13
Books, Magazines, and Seminars: Who Do You Trust? (Part 1)

2009/10/19
Advice From Professionals: Who Do You Trust? (Part 2)

2009/10/26
Internet Hazards, Junk Journalism, and Movie Malarkey: Who Do You Trust? (Part 3)

2011/02/1
Getting It Right: Measurements and Cooking

 

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