“The Best Obtainable Version of the Truth”: How...

Closed Knowledge Gaps

All Knowledge Gaps have factual answers, but not all Knowledge Gaps can be easily closed with the same degree of certainty. What can we do when a Knowledge Gap has a fuzzy answer that is open to interpretation?

"The best obtainable version of the truth" is one principle to guide us in these situations. This principle helps to clarify the value of partial information and constraints, realistic standards and our evolving understanding as we strive to close these challenging Knowledge Gaps.

This week's Knowledge Brief describes how "the best obtainable version of the truth" can help us avoid analysis paralysis to know when we've closed a Knowledge Gap sufficiently to support a Key Decision.

 

 

Key Takeaways

  • While all Knowledge Gaps have factual answers, not all Knowledge Gaps can be closed with a clear, certain answer.
  • “The best obtainable version of the truth” is a principle that recognizes the value of partial information, constraints, standards and our evolving understanding.
  • A Knowledge Gap is closed when the knowledge is sufficient to support a Key Decision.

 

“The Best Obtainable Version of the Truth”: How to Close a Knowledge Gap That Has a Fuzzy Answer

Closed-Knowledge-Gaps-Letter.pdf

Closed-Knowledge-Gaps-Tabloid.pdf

 

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posted Jul 21, 11:41 am (510 days ago)