Sunday, April 20, 2014

Building at the margin on the positive-sum outcomes you are already generating...

One description of some of MIT's Judith Tendler's recent fieldwork concerning regulation (it is a commonplace that regulation never works, is inefficient, etc., although the evidence is rather more complex) in Brazil says, These grim expectations in themselves often contribute to regulatory inaction. This research project, therefore, asked how could regulatory actors and others build at the margin on the positive-sum outcomes they were already generating, by observing the  patterns running across them.  

The big point here is that there are some places where things are working better than most others. Look at them and learn from them. 

In personal life, despite all the nonsense, you actually do some good stuff. Pay attention to that good stuff and build on it.  

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