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Hand Models

Hand Models

How much fun are you going to have with Howard Gershen’s second post on counting and reasoning? Innumerable amounts. Don’t expect any new rules of thumb, but he does offer some insights where it really counts.—Editor
Down for the Count

Down for the Count

When I read Howard Gershen’s riff on counting with his fingers, what came to mind instantly was theory of mind in the way that I heard Alan Alda explain it at George Washington University as a guest speaker for the Smithsonian. We know that words and pictures work...

Managing Language Chaos

Managing Language Chaos

Echoing Lewis Carroll, a colleague reminded me once that words mean whatever we choose to have them mean—a practice that might work if we lived in isolation from one another and if nothing that we said or did mattered. Alas, language, like personal devices, seems to...

MITRE’s Commercial Aviation Dashboard Improves Air Traffic Management, Flight Safety

MITRE’s Commercial Aviation Dashboard Improves Air Traffic Management, Flight Safety

With the increasing demand for a diversity of new entrant operations come a variety of economic efficiency challenges. A MITRE team collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration and industry experts is developing technology to make it easier for FAA’s air...

Learning with Intention

Learning with Intention

MITRE is, and always has been, a learning company. It’s a point of pride among staff to be immersed in training, a new degree, a new book, a new talk. The key to making it all stick, however, is intent and practice. Whether you agree with the 10,000 hours concept or...

Know Your Strengths—Own Your Career

Know Your Strengths—Own Your Career

We all have many demands placed on our time and attention, and sometimes the person who gets the least care and feeding is, well, us! MITRE’s coaching program gives us permission to pay attention to ourselves and our careers for a few hours over several months, as we...

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