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You're probably right. Another person told me I could have said the same stuff in half the length.
This article is more on the marketing, not much about the content of the scientific approach.
I did write another article that goes into the content (linked above under the heading Want more details about the scientific approach?). It's twice as long and it's tuned for a business audience. I wrote the second article because I presented the first one to TOCICO, the org responsible for improving and spreading TOC, and they asked me to rewrite the article for the TOC audience, in less of a magazine style and more of the style of a scientific paper.
What effect did you mean to produce in me? What problem were you solving?
To want to learn more. Like from the article I wrote for the TOC audience (Eli Goldratt's followers).
and then there's the possibility of slowing down the activity we're doing (or even chopping up the activity into separate phases so you can track things in-between the phases), allowing for more capacity to be used for tracking new things.
Mentally tracking extra information is exactly the sort of technique you’d expect to benefit a lot from excess cognitive capacity, i.e. high g-factor. Someone who can barely follow what’s going on already isn’t going to have the capacity to track a bunch of other stuff in parallel.
note that as one practices tracking something, the effort needed to track it goes down.
i don't think it makes sense to think of it like needing excess cognitive capacity to track things. i think our skill improves to the point of needing little to no excess cognitive capacity. so we only need excess cognitive capacity for new things we want to track.
btw, my ideas on the golden rule, vs platinum rule, vs common preference finding have changed. My newer article explains it differently. See section 10.