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Herbert and Dorothy Simon Remembering Herbert A. Simon

"Herbert Simon did not just touch the lives of people all over the world. For so many of us, the meetings in his office changed the direction of our lives. Perhaps the most important reason for Herbert's great influence was his unmatched willingness to listen carefully when other people described their ideas for projects. Through his amazing ability to understand and clearly articulate the often vague ideas we brought to him within the context of our own aspirations, he was able to give us unselfish advice and insightful guidance. Seeing how Herbert was able to help so many people develop their unique contributions inspired many of us to emulate him by doing our best to help others define and realize their personal goals. His effect on his many friends and through them on their students will contribute to making the world a better place for a very long time. This is the legacy of a truly great humanist, scientist and scholar. "

K. Anders Ericsson
Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, Florida

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