Even if you don’t work in IT, this discussion of decision-making by Malcolm Gladwell at the RSA conference is worth checking out. He makes some interesting points about how gathering information is not the critical mechanism for making good decisions. In fact, gathering too much information can actually damage your ability to make good decisions. While that seems counter-intuitive, the more I think about it the more I think that it’s consistent with my own experience.
Click the 4th link on the left to hear Gladwell’s talk – otherwise you’ll listen to a bunch of IT stuff that may or may not be of interest if you’re not in the IT security business. Clearly, the RSA folks want to discourage “deep linking“
So, that little taste of skiing I had back in February seems to have reignited my taste for the sport. I had the opportunity to sneak off for a quick weekend in Vail last weekend. The timing was good – even though the ski season ends this week, we still enjoyed about four inches of fresh snow on Sunday.
While I've definitely enjoyed all of the solo traveling that I've done in recent years, I have to admit that I've enjoyed the group trips that I've taken lately. I think I need to start an email list for "people who might be up for going to <fill-in-the-blank>."