[Ads-l] Invert, v. -- WOTY?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 23 15:56:35 UTC 2016

Not new, but extremely popular in the financial press today. It means
follow the logic backwards. For example, if you say A caused B, then think
about what other things should have been caused by A, and see if they
happened. If they didn't, maybe A didn't happen at all!

“Invert, always invert” is attributed to Charles Munger, Warren Buffett's
long-time #2. As an analyitical tool, however, it supposedly goes back to
the German mathematician Carl Jacobi -- "Man muss immer umkehren."


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