Happy to live in a facts bubble

I live in a bubble. I admit it. My bubble is mostly made of folks who engage in sincere debate, develop better arguments with passion, and then reconsider when the evidence leads the other way. In my bubble, scientists, journalists and leaders retract articles or statements that turned out to be incorrect or even simply…

How Trump won online

Plenty has been written about prediction errors in the traditional polls for last week’s US presidential election. Besides sampling, social desirability bias in answering pollsters is a key suspect in explaining why Donald Trump got more votes than predicted. We share this intuition comparing the traditional phone polls – which had Clinton ahead by up…

United we Stand, Divided we Fall

Much have been said about democracy and elections in this annus horribilis of 2016. The dictatorship of the ‘majority’ is obvious in countries on Europe’s periphery, including that formerly great nation where a foreign friend wrote below post:   Here in US, we are facing a similar dilemma. Strong forces aim to divide us, and…

May the Fourth be with You: United We Stand

Thank you America Thank you for welcoming me and my wife from overseas, Thanks for sharing your abundance, and helping us add to it, Thanks for believing in growth, for individuals and communities. Thank you for choosing the better candidate, not just your tribe, Thank you for toppling dictators, for standing up for what’s right,…

The FT Journal List in the Age of Brexit

Originally posted on The Past Speaks:
Results of the Brexit referendum on Friday overshadowed the publication on the same day of the Financial Times’s updated its list of the most important academic and practitioner journals in management. The number of listed journals was increased from 45 to 50: four journals were de-listed (e.g., Academy of…

A Call for Compromise to my fellow Americans

I am horrified by the lack of compromise in the United States, especially in the ongoing presidential election. Both between and within parties, polarization drowns out reason. When confronted with concerns from ‘the other side’, the reaction is not to consider their value and whether they should be addressed, but instead digging in their heels…