Randomness and disruption are good medicines in risk assessment.

We recently saw Tim Harford’s TED talk entitled “How Frustration can Make us more Creative”. During the talk he reports psychological tests have shown that students who received handouts written with “difficult-to-read fonts” did better than students with “easy fonts” handouts! Those tests show that “a little difficulty” leads to better results because it slows down the students and forces them to think more. He then cites complex problem solving, which general consensus conside to require a step by step…

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