Value creation resides at the core of every company, and most organizations theorize about
how to do it, rather than rolling up their sleeves and making it happen.
Alley recounts the Greenland expedition and shows the methodology he and his colleagues have used to theorize about
how climate changes over long periods.
Forty years ago, as a young assistant professor of economics at Purdue University, Smith championed the then-unheard-of notion that economists who theorize about
human behavior could learn something useful by actually observing some human behavior, preferably in controlled
In 1978, investigations into children's theories of mind got a major boost from a controversial article in which two researchers suggested that chimpanzees theorize about mental states.
Other researchers argue that a child's ability to theorize about mental life depends on a specialized brain mechanism that exerts its influence by around age 2, when children begin to use pretense.
The Berkeley philosopher says it often proves tempting to theorize about
thought processes unavailable to consciousness, especially when studying complex abilities such as language learning.