The sharing economy is failing for one simple reason – people can’t be trusted Earlier this month an article in the South China Morning Post underscored just how bizarre the world of business has become. A Chinese startup offering to … Continue reading Do not trust big corporations
Face value: Neuroscience shows how first impressions work Thirty milliseconds of exposure to someone’s face is all it takes to provide sufficient information for your brain to form an impression of them. So says Face Value, a new book based … Continue reading Which face do you trust?
The Cost Of Our Dishonesty Trust is an incredibly important factor in society. But it’s not always visible. We don’t always recognize it, or value its contribution to society. Here’s a story: on a recent trip to South America, I … Continue reading Trust in insurance
Why Trump’s Staff Is Lying One of the most striking features of the early Trump administration has been its political uses of lying. The big weekend story was the obviously false claim of Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, that … Continue reading Trump’s loyalty tests
The Slippery Slope of Dishonesty If you say you have never lied, you are almost certainly lying. Only little lies, you say? Well, it’s long been thought that’s where the seeds of dishonesty are usually sown. Even convicted swindler Bernie … Continue reading Lying addiction
The Psychology of Eye Contact, Digested Many of our relationships begin with that moment when our eyes meet and we realise the other person is looking right at us. Pause for a second and consider the intensity of the situation, … Continue reading The meeting of minds and souls
Trust, Sharing Economy and Behavioral Economics Trust. It’s a complex, tricky, hard to explain, harder to define concept, but it’s crucial for so many things. As Adam Smith pointed out, a base level of trust in society is necessary for … Continue reading Trust in the sharing economy