Category Archives: <5 min read

Fertility probability and age

4 min read Men and women alike often have an astonishing misapprehension of fertility probability.   Part of the problem …

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Skip the eyeliner, save the world

5 min read Attired in a standard-issue, form-fitting sheath dress at a corporate networking event.  Shifting uncomfortably in the lowest …

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Obesity is not a choice: The cruelty of pseudo-libertarians

5 min read The late 20th-century revolution of behavioral economics enlightened us to the fundamental ways in which the human …

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Bad stats at stats firms

5 min read Convergys Corporation does data analytics to identify operating cost reduction opportunities for its call center clients.  They …

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Trump is not a “businessman”

<5 min read Donald Trump is not a businessman.  He’s a real estate developer.  Huuuge difference. If we had, say, …

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The fallacy of not voting

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$20 million error: Case study in tech product development (Part 3 of 3)

2 min read [Go back to Part 2:  Solution] Part 3: Outcome (May 2016) After I discover the launch timeline error …

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Lighting adequacy calculator

“How many light fixtures will I need for this room, to ensure sufficient lighting?” Interior designers notoriously ignore this question. …

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