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People really do think that computers are people too

One of my favorite books in the past couple of years is “The Man Who Lied to His Laptop” by Clifford Nass.  He’s a Stanford researcher who has been fascinated with human-computer interaction, but not in the the usual user

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Ya Can’t See the Forest Through the Trees

I was talking with a doctor on the train the other day who was complaining about the current state of medicine. It wasn’t  a complaint about insurance fees – it was actually about evidence-based medicine.  His complaint, ” Doctors today

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Great Video on How Econometricians Think About Talent Data

Robert Yerex is one of the best labor-oriented econometrics folks in non-academic circles right now.  He presented at Wolfram’s technology conference last year on how he presents data to people. If you love talent data (particularly from a macro perspective), this is a great 24

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Why Medians May Not be the Message – for Talent Data

I was reading a piece in the Journal this morning on a scientific debate regarding an Alzheimer’s study. The debate centers around the use of the median as a descriptive summary statistic. The article brought me to my own recollection

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SHRM/ANSI Cost Per Hire standard – second public comment period announced

Thanks to everyone who commented on the February Cost Per Hire document – they are holding a 2 week open comment period on the revised document (many of the changes came from this group btw…) Here’s the press release and

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Cost of Hire Metric Standard With Lee Webster, Jeremy Shapiro, and Gerry Crispin

A nice interview on the public review of the Cost Per Hire standard we’re working on…   http://www.totalpicture.com/shows/leadership/podcast-what-is-the-cost-of-hire.html

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What’s the difference between making decisions on medical data and talent data?

Absolutely no difference. Thomas Goetz from Wired connects the dots quite elegantly between providing relevant, personal, and timely information to patients in order to make better decisions in appropriate feedback loop. The result he claims is better decisions being made,

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