"The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness."
-Richard Horton (editor of The Lancet)
Looking for a locksmith? DON'T use Google Maps - NYTimes article
"Companies should abolish [performance] pay for their top executives because theirs is the least appropriate job for it." - this comes from the HBR piece by Dan Cable and Freek Vermeulen.
Stop interviewing. Do performance auditions to avoid biases, with GapJumper software.
Here it is: The Intel Internet of Things Infographic.
Cybercrime costs more than $400 billion annually - McAfee report.
Are Choosers Losers? - A new paper from Sunstein, et al, on the tendency to want to retain agency in the face of suboptimal decision outcomes.
Buying votes to influence corporate decisions? Yes: Quadratic Voting as Efficient Corporate Governance, by Weyl and Posner.
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BitCongress - decentralized platform for proposing, voting on, and passing laws. Vote from your phone!
Here's a very good video explaining that HOW we vote has a big influence on WHO gets elected. Solution: range voting.
Does microcredit really help the borrowers? Not as much as we thought, says new research using randomized trials.
"We have found that how a decision is made can significantly affect the outcome of that decision."
- When Consensus Hurts the Company - paper
David Burkus on salary transparency - TEDx talk
Birds of a Feather Flock Conjointly - why you should use rhymes to pursuade people.
"Personal mission statements are the cornerstone of Morningstar's [non]management model." - an excellent piece by Gary Hamel in the HBR
How managers build mediocre portfolios - SmartOrg
A list of companies using Holocracy - hat tip to Martin Roell
Editing Wikipedia pages for love ... and money - Atlantic article (a guy offered to write my Wikipedia page for $950 and maintain it for 3 years. I said no.)
Jimmy Kimmel asks people to weigh in on the difference between iPhone 4 and 5 (it's a trick, and it worked like a charm).