A few recommendations from my book blog, most notably of Richard Florida’s fascinating Who’s Your City. Also a new book on the science of personality that completely vindicates your parents, and one on happiness research that takes on Buddha, Socrates et al.
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.
A few book recommendations for people who are interested in the academic study of innovation and creativity – posted on my book recommendation blog.
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)
New post on Party Dynamics re. the move towards online table booking at restaurants. Frequent Eater Miles, anyone?
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.
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.
New Party Dynamics post: The economics of supersizing – about the size of food servings in fast food restaurants.
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 inContinue reading “Stickiness – a recipe for mental adhesives”
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 themContinue reading “Microfinance”