BEWARE of “Common Knowledge” and “Conventional Wisdom”

Blood letting was once thought to cure all sickness.

People tend to like easy answers.  This creates problems, particularly when the questions are complex.  Often conventional wisdom ends up being a one size fits all answer that is the right answer 20% of the time, and ends up creating headaches for 80% because it is the wrong answer for them.  House as a system building science takes a “big picture” look at how various components interact and considers how changes to one component may have unintended consequesces some place else.   More later…

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