Voting is Killing Your Team

Voting is Killing Your Team

  • June 3, 2015
A team is having trouble making a decision and someone says, “Let’s take a vote.” It's a solution that's simple and fast, but it’s often the wrong tool for the job. Even worse, it can kill your team. Teams function best when every member is bought…
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SWARMS are SMART… it’s kinda scary!

SWARMS are SMART… it’s kinda scary!

  • May 31, 2015
Last week when the Blackhawks beat the Ducks to reach the Stanley Cup finals, it sent a chill down my spine.  No... not because I'm a Blackhawks fan, but because I've been following the predictions made by "human swarms" and it's getting downright…
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Polls are polarizing, but SWARMS unite us!

Polls are polarizing, but SWARMS unite us!

  • May 22, 2015
Let’s face it, polls are polarizing, and political polls are deeply polarizing.  They don’t merely reflect the views held by groups, they drive groups into entrenched positions. It’s easy to blame the pollsters and pundits, but it’s not their fault. …
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UNU predicts the Stanley Cup

UNU predicts the Stanley Cup

  • May 18, 2015
The National Hockey League playoffs are notorious for the large number of teams that qualify and the long slog of the tournament.  The victor must win 16 games over four best-of-seven series.  While favorites are easily identified, a team’s strong…
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BITCOINERS predict BITCOIN

BITCOINERS predict BITCOIN

  • May 4, 2015
On Sunday (5/3/15) a group of Bitcoiners ( from Reddit's r/bitcoin ) met online to make a dozen predictions about the future of bitcoin.  Predictions like this aren't rare, but these are a bit different… Instead of the group taking a vote or…
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BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

  • April 24, 2015
With the film BATMAN v SUPERMAN slated for release early next year, an online debate has erupted that pits the man in black against the man in blue. Rather than endlessly argue, we put this question to a SWARM of college students, harnessing their collective intelligence. …
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