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What’s wrong with meetings, and how to fix them

Al Pittampalli has just published a book, Read This Before Our Next Meeting, about how to make meetings better. What’s wrong with meetings In this post he compares meetings to a tragedy of the commons. The idea is that time … Continue reading

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Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort and game theory

Harry Potter could have used game theory to defeat Lord Voldemort. No-one dared to even speak the name of Lord Voldemort, only calling him ‘He-who-must-not-be-named’, ‘You-know-who’ or ‘the Dark Lord’. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows anyone speaking his … Continue reading

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Co-operation and trust

The stag hunt game is one of game theory’s classic games. In the game there are two cavemen going hunting for food, each one has two options: 1 –  go to where they know a stag has been spotted and … Continue reading

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