Daily Archives: July 30, 2011

Good Mistakes

I enjoyed this TED talk, Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex, because it touches on some subjects I’m really interested in right now, like epistemic arrogance. The ending anecdote stuck out for me because he talked about making good mistakes, mistakes that go in the right direction. This reminded me of antifragility. I’m curious if Harford has read Taleb. In general, I think his ideas about trial and error would benefit from reading Taleb.