My mental ecosystem: this year’s lessons from Herb Simon

This year, I’ve been fascinated by Herb Simon. We’re on nickname terms, he and I. There is much that Herb Simon should be known for, including: Founding the Business AND Computer Science programs at Carnegie Mellon… and revamping the Psychology program, too Elucidating the concepts of satisficing and bounded rationality (which he won a Nobel for) Developing … Continue reading My mental ecosystem: this year’s lessons from Herb Simon

Hierarchic Span

Or: The joys of being a Big Picture Guy As a young engineer, I was persistently frustrated by the antics of my resident “Big Picture Guy.” BPG oversaw one of my projects at the engineering design firm where I worked. It seemed — to early 20s me — that his business-focused mind could *only* dilate at the higher level. … Continue reading Hierarchic Span