Five gold bars Life lessons since ASEDS      Sean Tierney
They don’tmake these haircuts anymore
My background
Perspective              Mount Graham International              Observatory Safford, Arizona,
Perspective              Mount Graham International              Observatory Safford, Arizona,
Surface Area750sqft of surface area!
the spectrum ofevents we expect
the spectrum ofevents we expect
an event outside the spectrum trumps                            everything we know the spectrum ofevents we expect
an event outside the spectrum trumps                            everything we know the spectrum ofevents we expect        ...
Curiosity
Curiosity400x more accurate168x faster26,667x cheaper
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.-Robert Frost
QuestionsOf the six questions you can ask...  • WHAT           • HOW  • WHERE          • WHY  • WHEN           • WHO
QuestionsOf the six questions you can ask...  • WHAT          • HOW  • WHERE         • WHY  • WHEN          • WHO
Assumptions
Assumptions
Famous bad assumptions            ...and it is the center                of the universe.
I lied... there’s 7 gold bars
Life is not a scantron
When  they  give  you  lined  paper...
...write  the  other  way.      -­Ray  Bradbury
“Flip the stick”Once you realize that, you realize the profound conclusion:everything that seems depressing can be flipped...
Find the silver lining
Recap• #1 Seek out different perspectives• #2 Increase your surface area• #3 Follow your curiosity especially when unsure•...
Questions?   @scrollinondubs   sean@grid7.comwww.scrollinondubs.com
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Sean Tierney's talk for the students of All Saints' Episcopal Day School on 11/20/12.

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Five Gold Bars

  1. 1. Five gold bars Life lessons since ASEDS Sean Tierney
  2. 2. They don’tmake these haircuts anymore
  3. 3. My background
  4. 4. Perspective Mount Graham International Observatory Safford, Arizona,
  5. 5. Perspective Mount Graham International Observatory Safford, Arizona,
  6. 6. Surface Area750sqft of surface area!
  7. 7. the spectrum ofevents we expect
  8. 8. the spectrum ofevents we expect
  9. 9. an event outside the spectrum trumps everything we know the spectrum ofevents we expect
  10. 10. an event outside the spectrum trumps everything we know the spectrum ofevents we expect more surface area = more likelihood of these events
  11. 11. Curiosity
  12. 12. Curiosity400x more accurate168x faster26,667x cheaper
  13. 13. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.-Robert Frost
  14. 14. QuestionsOf the six questions you can ask... • WHAT • HOW • WHERE • WHY • WHEN • WHO
  15. 15. QuestionsOf the six questions you can ask... • WHAT • HOW • WHERE • WHY • WHEN • WHO
  16. 16. Assumptions
  17. 17. Assumptions
  18. 18. Famous bad assumptions ...and it is the center of the universe.
  19. 19. I lied... there’s 7 gold bars
  20. 20. Life is not a scantron
  21. 21. When  they  give  you  lined  paper...
  22. 22. ...write  the  other  way. -­Ray  Bradbury
  23. 23. “Flip the stick”Once you realize that, you realize the profound conclusion:everything that seems depressing can be flipped to work in your favor.
  24. 24. Find the silver lining
  25. 25. Recap• #1 Seek out different perspectives• #2 Increase your surface area• #3 Follow your curiosity especially when unsure• #4 Focus on the WHY• #5 Question assumptions• #6 Life is not a scantron• #7 “Flip the stick” and turn “lemons to lemonade”
  26. 26. Questions? @scrollinondubs sean@grid7.comwww.scrollinondubs.com

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