Monday, January 09, 2012

Pascal's Triangle Lecture

Ted Lewis, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, has an excellent online lecture on risk and probability theory. If you're an NGO security practitioner who wants to dig deeper into probability and risk (way, way beyond what is typically taught in security classes) this is a great introduction. Pascal's Triangle, Probalistic Risk Assessment, and Black Box Outcomes are all covered in easy to understand terms. Even if math normally makes your brain hurt, you'll pick up some valuable concepts that I personally believe should be applied more often within the humanitarian community. The narrated PowerPoint slide presentation runs for about a half an hour. Check it out...



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