August 29, 2005

On Bullshit

Storytelling expert Steve Denning has an amusing post on Bullshit. Steve cites a New Yorker article that argues that we live in the Age of Bullshit.
Bullshit, we learn, is different from lying. A liar knows what he is saying to be false. A bullshitter, on the other hand, simply doesn’t care whether what he is saying is true or not – it’s what he can get away with.

That certainly defines what I just cited in my previous post.

Read Steve's post. It goes on to describe why truth is important and how to avoid bullshitting.

The Age of Bullshit

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