Monday, March 27, 2017

Breathe. Focus. Center

Finding a creative solution to a problem is easier when the problem solvers are centered.

Breathe.

Focus.

Center.

-- Doug Smith


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Deep Dive into Legal Learning and Problem Solving Analytics

This is a bit off center for this blog, and yet related. To focus on developing a way of centered problem solving takes willingness to examine possibilities. It takes curiosity.

This has me curious. This presentation (I couldn't find any sound recording, just the slides, but there's plenty of content here to prompt some useful problem solving learning) focuses on making better legal decisions, or predictions using a three prong approach:

- Crowd sourcing
- Expert opinions
- Algorithms (machine learning)


Surprisingly, it's the combination of all three that provides (according to their data) them most accurate predictions (and presumably best solutions to their problem.)

It's as lot of slides. Many of them click thru quickly (there are even many blank pages for some reason) so give it a half hour or so and see how it influences or enhances your perspectives on problem solving in such a rapidly changing technological world as we live in.

I take heart in the fact that there's not only room for people in the mix -- people are an essential and dominant part of the mix.

Here is the presentation.

 AI + Law



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Find The Right Mix

Some problems require both justice and mercy. The wrong mix perpetuates the problem. The right mix delivers peace.

Centered problem solvers find the right mix.

-- Doug Smith


Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to Prevail

If you stay centered, in the midst of a problem then that problem doesn't stand a chance.

You will prevail.

Focus. Stay centered. Breathe in and thru your unlimited supplies of clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion.

You will prevail.

The problems meant for you are also meant to be solved.

You will prevail.

-- Doug Smith


Consider it Training

We solve problems knowing full well that bigger problems are on the way.

Consider it practice. Consider it preparation. Consider it wisdom.

-- Doug Smith


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Solve What's In Front Of You

Don't wait for easy problems. Anyone can solve those.

But don't avoid easy problems. Anyone of those can turn into a bigger problem.

Solve what's in front of you and move onto your next goal

-- Doug Smith


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017