What the “Bias of Crowds” Phenomenon Means for Corporate Diversity Efforts Despite widespread recognition that diversity in the workplace yields tangible benefits, despite viral stories exposing hostile company cultures, despite millions (if not billions) of dollars spent on unconscious-bias trainings, … Continue reading Biases in the workplace
Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most These days, we’re having a harder and harder time trusting each other.Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it’s picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, sliding credit cards … Continue reading What the heck is blockchain?
Can behavioral science help make stories and reporting more complete? I recently attended the fifth annual “frank gathering,” a three-day conference hosted by the University of Florida that drew attendees from all over the country. I met activists, academics, communications … Continue reading Journalism romantics
Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research? Most people probably haven’t heard of the beleaguered marketing professor, Brian Wansink, but chances are many will know about his work. Wansink is the mind behind the concept of “mindless eating” … Continue reading Visual cues of food
You’re Wrong! I’m Right! We live in two Americas. In one America, a mentally unstable president selected partly by Russia lies daily and stirs up bigotry that tears our social fabric. In another America, a can-do president tries to make … Continue reading Our biased approach to news
Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of ‘Disruption’ The U.S economy is in the midst of a wrenching technological transformation that is fundamentally changing the way people sleep, work, eat, shop, love, read, and interact. At least, that’s one interpretation. A … Continue reading The side effects of Airbnb
The Tyranny of Convenience Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the illicit thrill of Freud’s unconscious sexual desires or the mathematical elegance of … Continue reading Efficient conformity