Why Read Literature? To someone who tries to understand the world, reading literature might seem like wasted time. Why read something that is not true? Why read something that's a product of someone's imagination? Being a social scientist myself, this question bothered me for
Stowe Boyd>When the results come from dealing directly with reality rather than through the agency of commentators, image matters less, even if it correlatesSee more to skills.
>Literature should not look like literature.
>a business plan is a useful narrative for those who want to convince a sucker.
>Never pay for complexity of presentation when all you need is results.
>People who have always operated without skin in the game (or without their skin in the right game) seek the complicated, centralized, and avoid the simple like the pest. Practitioners on the other hand have opposite instincts, looking for the simplest heuristics. People who are bred, selected, and compensated to find complicated solutions do not have an incentive to implement simplified ones