How to Take the Bias Out of Interviews If you’re a hiring manager, you’re probably happiest getting a sense of a candidate through unstructured interviews, which allow you to randomly explore details you think are interesting and relevant. (What does … Continue reading How to reduce error in predicting employee performance
In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat Behind a locked door aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is a world most of the vessel’s 4,200 passengers will never see. And that is exactly the point. … Continue reading The velvet rope economy
How to persuade rich people to pay more in taxes: remind them how lucky they are Stephen Schwarzman — CEO of Blackstone, the fabled private equity firm — lives well. He made the news in 2007 when he staged a … Continue reading Why do rich people hate taxes?
Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness: Finally put my finger on what is wrong with the common belief in psychological findings that people “irrationally” overestimate tail probabilities, calling it a “bias”. … Continue reading Do psychologists know how to use probability?
Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes … Continue reading How computer affects learning
Neuromarketing Exits ‘Hype Cycle,’ Begins to Shape TV Commercials After a wave of enthusiastic publicity followed by an equal measure of skepticism, neuromarketing seems to finally be getting some respect. Samsung and the firm Neuro-Insight told an audience of marketing … Continue reading The many facets of neuromarketing
The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings New Yorkers have long bemoaned their city being overrun by bland office towers and chain stores: Soon, it seems, every corner will either be a bank, a Walgreens, or a Starbucks. And there is … Continue reading Is boredom stressing?