Archive | 2007

Book recommendation: Super Crunchers

A thought-provoking, easy to read explanation of the predictive power of number crunching and how it can be used to make better decisions. Posted on my book recommendation blog.

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Book recommendation: creativity and innovation

A few book recommendations for people who are interested in the academic study of innovation and creativity – posted on my book recommendation blog.

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New PD post: To err is human

People have an error rate of 2 percent when performing simple, daily tasks, and in a business setting, this means money being lost. Here’s some ideas on what you can do about it. Error rates: Errare est humanum (get it?) (New Party Dynamics post)

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What restaurants and airlines have in common

New post on Party Dynamics re. the move towards online table booking at restaurants. Frequent Eater Miles, anyone?

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Fragments: The trouble with originality

In the creative industries, there is a persistent belief that the gatekeepers – movie producers, book publishers, talent scouts – seek truly original ideas. Nothing could be more wrong. Read the full post on the Fragments of Knowledge blog.

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Party Dynamics: Drugspotting

Techno nightclubs have tight security and search their customers thoroughly for drugs. So how come there’s so many drugs in there? Read more in the new Party Dynamics post: Drugspotting.

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Party Dynamics: Supersizing meals

New Party Dynamics post: The economics of supersizing – about the size of food servings in fast food restaurants.

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Stickiness – a recipe for mental adhesives

The Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck Authors: Chip and Dan Heath Genre: Viral marketing This book is a kind of sequel to Malcolm Gladwell’s eminent book The Tipping Point. Informed by science, it explains what makes messages stick in our minds/go viral, and it does so in […]

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Microfinance

Cool website that allows normal people to do microfinance: http://www.kiva.org I think there could be a business idea in creating a similar site for normal entrepreneurs. Forget about getting 20 m dollars from venture capital companies or business angels – rather, find projects that can be started for less than 20.000 dollars, and post them […]

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