Category Archives: 5×7

Four stages of competence

The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence. As they recognize their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use it. Eventually, the skill can be utilized without it being consciously thought through: the individual is said to have then acquired unconscious competence.

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Posted in 5x7, experience, school | 1 Comment

The isolating lie we all tell all the time.

The lie we all tell

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Posted in 5x7, communication | 3 Comments

Dr. Google told me so.

visual diagnosis

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Posted in 5x7, expectations, perception | 4 Comments

I was asked to illustrate the meaning of life.

For an answer to that rhetorical question, I referred to my favorite dead philosopher, Jeremy Bentham. Happiness is the answer (obviously), and so I used his 9 Pleasures of Stimulation as a basis for the illustration.

This is the result, which appeared recently in the German publication, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.

And below is the English version (click to enlarge).

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Posted in 5x7, philosophy, work | 12 Comments

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions is the first infographic that really got my attention. Isn’t it clever? Isn’t it illuminating? Yes and Yes.

I was looking at it again recently, and I realized that while the original wheel works in Venn format (everything does, really), there are a lot of missing ‘feelings.’

I had to play with this! His wheel already lists feelings according to intensity (stronger in the center, weaker as the flower blooms), so I was able to use his words (as seen in each circle) as the bricks and add my own words (as seen in the overlaps) as the mortar.

And so here is my version of Plutchik’s wheel: one ring for each level of emotional intensity. Just looking at how they stack up, it’s really interesting how the more powerful the feeling is, the more rare it is to see it expressed in today’s professionally composed and politically correct world.

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Happy birthday to everyone.

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