independence

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on voice, eagle, fly, grow, enlighten, move, alone, and independence

A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether.
And alone and without its nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 4-5

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A Quote by James Surowiecki on groups, crowds, independence, diversity, decision making, decisions, judgement, collective, and intelligence

Independence is important to intelligent decision making for two reasons. First, it keeps the mistakes that people make from becoming correlated. Errors in individual judgement won't wreck the group's collective judgement as long as those errors aren't systematically pointing in the same direction. One of the quickest ways to make people's judgements systematically biased is to make them dependent on each other for information. Second, independent individuals are more likely to have a new information rather than the same old data everyone is already familiar with. The smartest groups, then, are made up of people with diverse perspectives who are able to stay independent of each other. Independence doesn't imply rationality or impartiality though. You can be biased and irrational, but as long as you're independent, you won't make the group any dumber.

James Surowiecki

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by James Surowiecki on bubble, group, intelligence, independence, diversity, and judgement

Bubbles and crashes are textbook examples of collective decision making gone wrong. In a bubble, all of the conditions that make groups intelligent -- independence, diversity, private judgement--disappear.

James Surowiecki

Source: The Wisdom of Crowds, Pages: 244

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by James Surowiecki on group, independence, and diversity

The smartest groups, then, are made up of people with diverse perspectives who are able to stay independent of each other. Independence doesn't imply rationality or impartiality, though. You can be biased and irrational, but as long as you're independent, you won't make the group any dumber.

James Surowiecki

Source: The Wisdom of Crowds, Pages: 41

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by James Surowiecki on compromise, diversity, independence, disagreement, and consensus

Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.

James Surowiecki

Source: The Wisdom of Crowds, Pages: Introduction: XIX

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Virginia Woolf on awareness, boredom, happiness, independence, and life

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on independence, solitude, and world

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Wayne Dyer on good, independence, and people

Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others.

Wayne Dyer

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on ability, awareness, choice, conscience, day, decisions, empowerment, imagination, independence, learning, management, and self-awareness

In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on independence

Interdependency follows independence.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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