August 13, 2012,
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Management & Workplace Culture
In chapter 1 of his new book, Samuel Arbesman gets this out of the way early:
To be clear: I'm using the word fact in an intuitive way—a bit of knowledge that we know, either as individuals, as a society, or as something about the state of the world. We generally like our facts to be an accurate representation of reality, an objective truth, but that's not always the case.
Having digested the above, it becomes pretty easy to see the potentially global application of Arbesman's book.