MENTAL ENTROPY AS A CLASSIFICATION OF DIVERSITY
In developing our thinking here, we have seen that to arrive at a valuable vector for mental entropy – where mental outputs are efficient yet not rigidly fixed – a number of factors need to apply. We have looked at mental entropy and advocated an entropy vector that steers a course between the disorder of unmanaged facts and the constraints of pure theory, logic and methodology. We mentioned Richard Feynman and the value of filing logically. This is a crucial point. Although the volume of factual information has expanded continuously as civilization has expanded, its total volume is not so important because of our increasing application of theoretical understanding. But it is an impossible task – the faster we climb the mountain, the more new horizons we see. More broadly, it gives a steer to those who are responsible for developing and managing teams, for in assembling a team there is a need to incorporate diverse skills and attitudes to achieve the desired cumulative mental entropy. Variety is important, but the selection must not be random, for this would add an unwanted and unnecessary extra source of entropy. Mental processes are capable of generating more than enough without such assistance.
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