All entries for Wednesday 19 November 2008
November 19, 2008
Yesterday in the lecture hall I realised that hoow often we assume things and make our decidion. We saw parts of a movie called 12 men. The movie was about 12 men who were deciding if a boy killed his father. Since few of the evidence were against the boy, initiall almost everyone thought he was guilty. But after applying CRTICAL THINKING (Thinking without any biases, prejudice, other way, may be in others shoes how they would think or alternative way of thinking) they realized that the evidences were wrong and the boy was innocent. People just assumed that the old man (one of the vitnese) was right when he said that within 15 seconds he saw the boy run down the floor when he heard the noise of murder. But it was practically impossible for the boy to do that. Also the lady who said who saw the boy killing just before the lights went out was not very specks. This was got to light after critical thinking.
I realised how critical thinking is important. Another thing I learnt which was I really liked is the use of pestle. (pestle== Political, Economical, Social, Technology, Legislation and Enviornemt). Its import to look into all these factors while making strategic decisions. Its important to see for example what are the political problems such as high tariff or may be war with another country, or economical problem such as inflation, recession. After knowing the problems one can think of ways to carry on their business.
Class on personality was very interesting as well. Its so interesting to see how people with different personalities interact in different environment.