Every day, people create loads of data about themselves just by living in the modern world. Now, a group of mathematicians is sifting through this data to profile individuals and manipulate behavior without anyone even realizing it.
NEWS & OPINION: Google Reader
Posted July 25, 2011, 8:36 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureWe were discussing the new Google eReader via email here last week, when Roy replied with the following: Big Shock: Roy has never used Google anything. I think it's a government conspiracy. Happy Tuesday! Read more
STAFF PICKS: Reviewing Reviews: Part II
Posted September 26, 2008, 9:45 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureI have a few more links for you all before I leave for the weekend. There are only two actual reviews among them, but it's the end of the day on a Friday afternoon, and I had to name this post something. First up, BusinessWeek's Jessica Scanlon penned an interesting profile of the incomparable Seth Godin--maketing guru, friend of the company, and the man who just today taught me the difference between Stephen R. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Reviewing Reviews
Posted September 26, 2008, 4:30 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureHeather Green has written a wonderful review of Jeff Howe's Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business for the September 29 issue of BusinessWeek. After observing that "Books about the crowd are becoming a crowd unto themselves," Green writes: What sets Howe's book apart is his focus on business, an examination of different crowdsourcing models, and a deep dive into academic research to explain why people work together. It's a welcome and well-written corporate playbook for confusing times. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: Writing About Numbers
Posted September 6, 2008, 3:46 PM with category of Management & Workplace CultureIn watching the del. icio. us feed for the business+book this week, there have been a number of webizens that are paying attention to Stephen Baker's The Numerati. Read more
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