How does our theory become practice? LO23816

From: Winfried Dressler (
Date: 01/24/00

Replying to LO23796 --

Thank you for introducing an exemplar to study, and taking a game -Black
Jack - as exemplar.

I thought about Darts (not Back Gammon this time).

The practice (performance) is directly dependend on the theory behind.

 Theory a) The task is to reduce variation. This is difficult, requires a
lot of effort and training.

 Theory b) Some are talented, I am not.

 Theory c) I am not interested in darts

 Theory d) As frogs can catch flying flies, humans can control the flight
of a dart. It is a special condition of concentration and joy and simply
throw the dart where you want it to be.

All four theories may prove right, when tested and compared with resulting
practices. (Another case where LEM doesn't work.)

Thus the saying, there is nothing more practical than a good theory.

Thus the sucess of sports couches using NLP techniques of elizitating and
teaching the theories behind best practices.

And what about companies performing bench marking with high effort in this

That was stimulating. Thank you.

Liebe Gruesse,



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