What’s Up Wednesdays: Top Thinkers of February 2013March 6th, 2013 by Michael Kwan
As a writer, one of the biggest motivations I have is the knowledge that the words I write are being read. It’s even better when the people reading those words are engaging with the content and that’s why I really appreciate it when visitors to this blog leave comments. This opens up the conversation, adding even more value to other people who may stumble across these blog posts. And that’s why I round up the “top thinkers” of each month, acknowledging their contributions to the BTR community.
Just as he did in January and in several months before that, Ray Ebersole tops the list for February. Digging into his archives from last year, I came across a particularly compelling post on the evils of political correctness. I’ve linked to it before, but it’s worth exploring again. Do you hold back on expressing your true opinions for fear of sounding politically incorrect? Can this notion be compatible with our right to freedom of speech?
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The third second place finisher for the month was Jim, previously known around these parts as Zagorath. Going way back to 2011, we find a post on the overcompensation for the appearance of bias. This almost ties into Ray’s post on political correctness, as it explores the lengths people will take to ensure they don’t appear to be biased. One example that Jim brings up is the world of sports. If there’s a match between Team X and Team Y, and the referee is a known supporter of Team X, he may deliberately penalize Team X more harshly so as to appear more neutral. This isn’t exactly fair, wouldn’t you say?
And rounding out the top five for the month is Vance Sova, who you may recognize from Dot Com Pho. In fact, it was a short while ago that Vance shot a video at Dot Com Pho where we discussed the future of BlackBerry and what the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone meant to the company. They are apparently enjoying record sales, even attracting converts from iOS and Android, but I’m still not convinced that BlackBerry (formerly RIM) will return to its former glory. I’ll be happily impressed if the team in Waterloo prove me wrong though.
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