Unexpected social connections – April 2012
Once you have shared information with anyone, you have lost control of it. Your privacy settings become irrelevant.
Growing thicker skins – April 2011
More fool the HR department that bins a candidate because they did something stupid and posted it online in their youth. They should worry more about those with an opaque history
When culture doesn’t matter – June 2010
Too often culture is used as an excuse when the real reason for failure to adopt new systems is because the target audience doesn’t see any value in what they are being asked to do
Magnificent application of game theory by a contestant on a game show – Ben Goldacre, Apr 2012
The one contestant understood the classic Prisoner’s Dilemma and immediately slammed one door shut for the opponent. Great strategy. If you suspect your opponent may behave badly, even if they won’t and seem believable, simply take that role first and control the outcome in either your own favour or in mutual favour. If play nice, you are exposed more.
- Wisdom of the Crowds by James Surowiecki