Freak Out!

Freak Out!

I realized something this weekend. I’m becoming a freak. I’m not totally there yet, but with some concerted effort, full-blown freakdom is just around the corner. And it’s awesome. Any of you familiar with the Freakonomics series by Steven Levitt and...
HR, Who’s Your Data?

HR, Who’s Your Data?

Hide the women and children, “Big Data” is coming. Big Freaking Data; a lot of it, from a lot of places, all coming at a rapid pace. Internal and external information sharing the same spreadsheet, looking backwards is now looking forwards, up is down,...
Value of Transparency?

Value of Transparency?

My friends over at Software Advice recently conducted a survey on the importance/impact of Glassdoor as a job-seeking resource. I must admit, I was somewhat surprised to see the participation numbers. Based purely on an occasional glimpse (i.e., pure bias) I’ve...
The Devil We Know

The Devil We Know

I’m not a social scientist, but I play one on TV. Especially interesting to me are experiments that highlight the human decision-making process. For instance…. “The Ellsberg Paradox” (Daniel Ellsberg) is a little glimpse into the human...