Seth Godin, Tom Peters and others offer wise thoughts on problem solving, kindness and productivity. As LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel has pointed out, if you’re planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you’ll want to round up a handful of people who have already been there and back. Then ask them exactly how they did it.
You’d think after years of using Google Maps we’d trust that it knows what it’s doing. Still, we think, “Maybe taking the backroads would be faster.” That’s an example of what researchers call “algorithm aversion”: even when an algorithm consistently beats human judgment, people prefer to go with their gut. This can have very real
Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech startup, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start selling as hard as you can. And somewhere in this