Michael Gladwell on TED

I’m not a great TED fan but this morning a friend pointed me in the direction of Michael Gladwell’s superb little performance/lecture on the Norden bomb-sight and I had to set aside my prejudices. Watch it here.

It is brilliant — and its call for a healthy scepticism in the face of technological (or other kinds of) ‘fixes’ to deep human problems has wide applicability.

Next time you’re in a meeting where someone is droning on about the latest, greatest ‘fix’ to some deeply intransigent and complex problem you can tell them, “You need to remember the Norden bomb-sight.”

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