Herbert Alexander Simon

Herbert Alexander
Simon
1916
2001

Economist, Political Scientist, Psychologist, Nobel Prize Recipient for Economics

Author Quotes

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

What chiefly characterizes creative thinking from more mundane forms are (i) willingness to accept vaguely defined problem statements and gradually structure them, (ii) continuing preoccupation with problems over a considerable period of time, and (iii) extensive background knowledge in relevant and potentially relevant areas.

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First Name
Herbert Alexander
Last Name
Simon
Birth Date
1916
Death Date
2001
Bio

Economist, Political Scientist, Psychologist, Nobel Prize Recipient for Economics