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Critical Reasoning as tool of effective thoughts

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Purpose of Education by Albert Einstein
Purpose of Education by Albert Einstein

“To achieve any challenging end, though, we also must have criteria: gauges, measures, models, principles, standards, or tests to use in judging whether we are approaching that end. What’s more, we must apply our criteria in a way that is discerning, discriminating, exacting, and judicious. We must continually monitor and assess how our thinking is going, whether it is on the right track, whether it is sufficiently clear, accurate, precise, consistent, relevant, deep, or broad for our purposes”.[1]

There are phrases bandied about so often that they appear to lose their meaning. You read a newspaper and see them, turn on the radio and hear them, watch the TV and there they are. On the other hand, there are some phrases that you do not hear enough of and should hear more often. ‘Critical reasoning’ is one of such phrases that should be heard more often.

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(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

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Credit: This article was first published in Share America by Mary Jane Maxwell

Must Watch: If you own a small business that needs to evolve, this video is a must watch for you.

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Vusi Thembekwayo is a serial entrepreneur, global business speaker, investor, one of the Dragons on the South African version of Dragon’s Den TV show amongst many other things.

In this video interview on Sunrise show on eTV, South Africa, he shares deep insight into how true entrepreneurs can evolve with little or no capital and the need for a new mindset.

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TED - Ideas worth sharing (Credit: ted.com)
TED - Ideas worth sharing (Credit: ted.com)

The globally acclaimed TED Talk seems to be everyone’s favorite when it comes to free knowledge from highly inspiring people.

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