On November 4, 2017, TEDx Calgary hosted an event called Signal vs Noise in recognition of the multiple, divergent viewpoints in today’s increasingly polarized and opinion-driven world. The challenge for speakers? To identify ideas worth listening to and avoid distractions, or those things that should be tuned out.
With separating signal from noise being an essential part of a military officer’s professional life, either in the planning and conduct of operations or in helping to manage the effects of moral injuries and post-traumatic stress, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to offer a few thoughts. Hope you enjoy!