my gratitude…

I have been watching in social media, especially Facebook, where my friends have been posting daily statements of gratitude all month long. It's been inspiring. Thanksgiving also provides a good reminder about being thankful. I too have much to be grateful for today. It's like a year years of gratitude are just poring out of …

save yourself from poor data

Poor data and misleading metrics are bad for everyone. (BTW Nate Silver is a data hero.) This article from Cheryl Davenport and Co.Exist has 3 really great tips for people who want to protect themselves from bad data ... and in many cases intentional manipulations. Think of it as a good primer for seeking information …

technology & education

This is the moment when technology and education really are starting to converge. Is the overall market demand already driving system change and more specifically, as Seth encourages in the video, can parents really drive education reforms from within? This is short film showing some visionaries talking about the future of technology and education ... …

notes on debates 4

notes for me on the debates Foreign policy October 22, 2012 – Debate Transcript Interactive replay of the final debate, using fact-checks and graphics to take a closer look at attacks and assertions by President Obama and Mitt Romney. Reference: The New York Times. “The Third Presidential Debate”. Accessed October 17, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/23/us/politics/20121023-third-presidential-debate-obama-romney.html

loyalty and delayed gratification

A solid insight into what companies are getting wrong when trying to establish brand loyalty through loyalty programs. Andjelic sites an import part of customer satisfaction regarding question of economics and behavior when talking about how many loyalty programs make gratification too delayed. "One thing to know about human decision-making is that we want to …