February 13, 2011 3:38 PM Subscribe
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Mathematical logician Asaaf Peretz discusses
his new "Social Thinking" site THINQon
"There's a relevant story I like. Someone calls a circus director asking for a job. He says he can read a book from beginning to end and from the end to the beginning. He can instantly multiply numbers up to 30. The circus guy is not interested and hangs up. The caller puts down the phone and thinks: 'Oh. I forgot to mention I'm a horse.' It's a great joke on why without a full enough conversation, you just don't know what important elements are missing in what you're saying or asking, and that can be crucial."