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The power of silence

January 8th, 2015

Episode 86 of 559 episodes

A key element in understanding is observing what information is omitted to be provided, and the context in which such omission occurs. But often we don’t know the conscious or unconscious bias of either the information provider or the sources of the information. What is not said has a huge amount of meaning. The law, literature, business, history and indeed, life itself, is littered with stories not told and information not given... information behind which sits Oliver Wendell Holmes "inarticulate premise".

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