Last post about the INT

With great sadness I am writing my last post about my adventures in the INT!   Linking Ithaka and the INT, using this poem from Cavafy   As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of…

Ooops, emails sent by mistake

Earlier today, a number of my blog subscribers received several automated messages for “new” blog posts, which were actually previously-published posts from the Center of Advanced Hindsight (my research lab). This was an accident that came about as I was trying to integrate the two sites. (I…

Trust — a new talk

Trust is one of the most important, yet least understood, forces. it is a force that can drive society forward, and in the case of mistrust backward.  Here is a quick talk I recently gave on the basic elements of trust and…

The Switching Type

Companies in the electric power industry want to keep their current customers and attract new ones. But when customers move to a new residence, they often switch providers. So, what’s the most effective way to convince these customers to switch back? A recent study…

A Word on Titles

Currently I am working on a graphic novel with the lab illustrator, Matt Trower. We are playing with titles and trying to decide what will be the best fit. If you’re willing to help us choose our favorite title, please follow the this…

A survey about your apps

Dear friends, There’s no question that we are becoming more and more dependent on our phones as a society. It’s less clear to me, however, what exactly we are doing on our smartphones, and how much time we are spending on each…

Research report on email use

First, I want to thank everyone who participated in this research.  Thanks And now, for the results…. Email has become a mix of blessing and evil in our lives. Blessing because it has become a broad communication channel for everything—for our friends, family,…

Trump Supporters & Small Penises?

Was my previous post about Trump supporters having small penises an April Fool’s joke? Partially. While we did, in fact, conduct the research, and the results are true, the data isn’t about the relationship between real size and skills. It’s about what…