Insights: Quotes

Hanlon’s Razor

I’ve made my views about conspiracy theorists clear in a few earlier posts.  While not quite at the level of  conspiracy theories I have often seen intelligence analyses that assess certain actions as being malicious actions by individuals when the evidence is not there  I’ve seen it too in business. I think this is often…

Quote Andre Gide Unquote

Believe those who seek the truth. Doubt those that find it.

A Secret Message Competition

The following quote contains a secret message. It’s not too tricky. See what will be seen on the mystery of identity in yesterday’s light.  The first person to decode it gets a lunch on me. She should have died hereafter There would have been a time for such a word Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow Creeps in…

Quote Sir Francis Bacon Unquote

Further to the previous post, here’s a quote from Sir Francis Bacon with great application to the world of intelligence: If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.  Sir Francis Bacon

Quote “Crow’s Law” Unquote

Do not believe what you want to believe until you know what you ought to know. A quote favoured by R V Jones

Quote Nassim Nicholas Taleb Unquote

We humans, facing limits of knowledge, and things we do not observe, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tension by squeezing life and the world into crisp commoditized ideas.

Quote Farsi proverb Unquote

‘Anywhere in the world, where a leaf moves, underneath you will find an Englishman.’

Quote Bertrand Russell Unquote

A post or two down, Panjandrum’s ingenious plot to instantly incinerate an irritating scotsman in the remote fastness of Knoydart (who’d know?) reminded me of the earlier post on The Dunning Kruger effect. I still think I see Dunning Kruger effects. Everywhere.  Do I just think that and actually it’s just the rest of the world…

Quote Umberto Eco Unquote

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” Umberto Eco, telling us analysts to stick it.

Quote Walsingham Unquote

Intelligence is never too dear. Francis Walsingham …or is it? new post coming soon…