Heuristic Traps in Trail Running

by Martin J. Trout “Heuristic or heuristics (from the Greek for ‘find’ or ‘discover’) refers to experience- based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery. Heuristic methods are used to identify an optimal solution as rapidly as possible. Examples of this method include using a “rule of thumb”, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, or […]

Adaptability on the Trail

by Martin J. Trout “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, that which is most adaptable to change.” This phrase is often attributed to Charles Darwin but was actually pronounced by the American business professor Leon Meggison. His aim was clearly to draw a parallel between Darwin’s central thesis concerning […]