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(2) Why do some developers at strong companies like Google consider Agile development to be nonsense? - Quora
groups, teambuilding, frameworks-for-business, management = Some of these principles sound interesting for organizations in general, like #5: ----------------> "Build projects around motivated individuals. - Most people don't know what this means. What it means is low level employees typically have the best ideas for software, and they are typically motivated to solve those problems because it will make their lives easier. Projects should be structured around those desires, which will affect the company bottom line directly by making workers more effective. Have you ever worked in a company where the lowest level employees are deciding what software should be built? Don't make me LOL, again."
programming  analysis  web-development  frameworks-for-business  management  teambuilding  groups 
april 2015 by daguti
In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together : All Tech Considered : NPR
marketing-via-platform = For things where companies build a platform like Ido did with Movement Culture or the realtor did with the Union NJ group on Facebook. ...... changing-beliefs = "Macias has studied neighborly interactions and found that they do a much better job at opening people's minds — and even changing their habits — than more cloistered family or friend groups."
communities  groups  marketing  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  marketing-via-platform  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs 
march 2015 by daguti
When Does the Wisdom of the Crowds Turn Into the Madness of the Mob? — NOVA Next | PBS
When we work in groups, we tend to influence each other and therefore, the group tends towards unconscious concensus, which dilutes the value of the crowd. The best way to work in a crowd is to have independent answers, aggregated and averaged. Too many experts in a group can hobble the group because of the aforementioned concensus as well as the fact that they have too much specialized knowledge. Diversity (of experience, background, etc) in groups trumps independence of thought.
crowdsourcing  groups 
july 2014 by daguti
Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? | Talk Video | TED
"It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too."
video-making-tools-accessories  wealth  success  anti-something  warnings  wealth-income-distribution  psychology  groups 
march 2014 by daguti
Women In Academia Are Less Likely Than Men To Cooperate With Lower-Ranked Colleagues
"The bottom line for now, they say, is this: "In ordinary life we often think of women as being more cooperative and friendly with each other than men are, but this is not true when hierarchy enters the picture," Benenson says."
women  men-boys  psychology  groups  evolvify-topics 
march 2014 by daguti
BBC News - 'Money reduces trust' in small groups, study shows
""Using money does help large societies to achieve larger levels of co-operation than smaller societies, but it does so at a cost of displacing normal of voluntary help that is the bread and butter of smaller societies, in which everyone knows each other," said Prof Camera. " ................This reminds me of the book (I forgot which; maybe it was a blog post) where I read that if you treat clients with a personal touch and try to introduce some kind of "impersonal" rule (like, if you dip below a $50 daily balance, you get penalized), suddenly the personal relationship they felt they had with you is displaced by the "business" relationship-- and its' hard or impossible to win back the "friendly/personal" relationship.
money  groups  relationships  warnings  trust  psychology 
january 2014 by daguti
Social Identity Theory — PsyBlog
evolvify-topics = This reminds me of the link titled "Learning to Thrive on Terra Humana" from 5/23/2011 - read the comment on that one, which lists out the traits that made us winners in our evolutionary past. These are the same traits that could be our unwinding in the networked future. ................. This also reminds me of some of the links tagged republicans+psychology or politics+psychology. Particularly, "Why do people vote against their own self-interest?"
groups  psychology  evolvify-topics 
january 2014 by daguti
The Good Show - Radiolab
In the 3rd segment (One Good Deed Deserves Another), the guy describes the winning computer algorithm that created the most favorable outcomes for The Prisoner's Dilemma: Start by being good. Then play "tit for tat" - if they screw you, screw them back (on the next turn), if they are good, be good back (on the next turn). The key phrase? "Be Good First" - this is in line with what I've always said. If you want people to be nice to you, be nice first. If you want people to smile at you, smile first. If you want people to do good towards you, do good first. .............. In any case, after the winning algorithm had "children", the winning algorithm from that bunch was one that was "generous tit for tat", meaning that it retaliated 90% of the time, not 100% of the time. This allowed the "echoes" to die out quickly and did not keep a bad thing going.
morality  radio-shows-radiolab  social-skills  groups  communities 
december 2013 by daguti
RateYourBurn | 25 Habits of Amazing Fitness Instructors
meetup-organizer-topics = Not strictly for Meetup, but these tips are broadly applicable to anyone in a position of leading a group.
groups  meetup-organizer-topics  meetup-movnat 
april 2013 by daguti
Angry At Washington Gridlock? You May Want To Look In The Mirror : It's All Politics : NPR
cognitive-load =
""With issues as close to their heart as abortion and gay marriage, people are changing what they believe to stay with their [political] tribe," he says."
psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  cognitive-load  groups  customer-behavior  psychology  bureaucracy  politics 
october 2012 by daguti
Seth's Blog: Organization has its effects
"If you take a group of people, a subgroup of the larger population, and expose them to focused messages again and again, you will start to change their point of view. If you augment those messages with exposure to other members of the group, the messages will begin to have ever more impact.

If the group becomes aligned, and it starts acting like a tribe, those messages will become self-reinforcing. And finally, if you anoint and reward leaders of this tribe, single them out for positive attention because of the way your message resonated with them, it will become fully baked in.

That's a lot of power. Probably too much for the selfish marketer, lobbyist or demagogue to have at his disposal."
people-seth-godin  psychology  communities  groups 
september 2012 by daguti
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
"When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority," said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. "Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.""
research-studies  communities  groups  communication  viral  marketing 
september 2012 by daguti
The Master (2012 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
large-systems = "Anderson initially got the idea for the film by reading a quote that mentioned that the periods after wars were times for spiritual movements to start."
movies-to-watch  cults  communities  groups  large-systems 
september 2012 by daguti
How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague : The Salt : NPR
world-records = Only twice in human history have we managed to eradicate a disease from the planet.

social, groups, communities = "They proved better at the job than veterinarians, in part because they knew their animals.

This success, in fact, created another problem for the eradication effort, because it threatened the status of professional veterinarians. "It threatened the core of their livelihood," says Mariner. "Here you come and say, 'Somebody else can do this better than you.'"

Veterinarians had the power to shut the whole program down. So a key to the campaign was solving that political problem by giving both professionals and local farmers important roles that rewarded them for success."
communities  groups  social-skills  history  disease  world-records 
september 2012 by daguti
Why (some) Kickstarter campaigns fail - The Domino Project
People might be interested in something, but they don't want to support it unless they see others supporting it, too:

"In the case of the jellyfish tank and the Pebble watch (and to a lesser extent, Amanda’s record) we see that Kickstarter actually hits its sweet spot AFTER the minimum is met and success is assured. In those cases, people aren’t using Kickstarter to fund a project, they’re using it to shop for products that are certain to ship and that are already popular."
analysis  crowdfunding-kickstarter  communities  groups  psychology  people-seth-godin 
june 2012 by daguti
To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The Pronouns : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
"He says that by analyzing language you can easily tell who among two people has power in a relationship, and their relative social status.

"It's amazingly simple," Pennebaker says, "Listen to the relative use of the word "I."

What you find is completely different from what most people would think. The person with the higher status uses the word "I" less."
groups  psychology  statistics  relationships  dating  language 
may 2012 by daguti
Brain's 'Cheat Sheet' Makes Moral Decisions Easier | Moral Judgment, Sacred Values & Integrity | The Brain & Morality | LiveScience
Two important takeaways:
1) "Once a rule is in someone's head, it's going to be hard to change it, even if there is a mountain of evidence saying that it's not a good rule,"

2) "We don't know the direction of causality there, but if I had to speculate it would be that groups are the mechanisms that our culture uses to transmit and instill these rules," Berns said. "It stands to reason that the more involved you are with groups, the stronger the rules become."
psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  cognitive-load  politics  communities  religion  education  psychology  brain  groups  evolvify-topics 
january 2012 by daguti
The Brian Lehrer Show: Not-So-Modern Society - WNYC
radio, audio, people= I am using these tags right?

evolvify-topics = This Robin Fox segment talks about how current "political corruption" is tied to our evolutionary tribalism. While we in America no longer live in "tribes" - we still have tribes. The "car driver" tribe vs the "bike rider" tribe. Our imposing democracy on Middle Eastern countries is doomed to fail - or at least hindered, by the fact that these countries are much closer to their tribal roots... and "freedom" to them means the ability to freely "help their tribesmen" (cronyism), take care of their family first (nepotism), etc
evolvify-topics  groups  corruption  people  audio  radio  communities 
october 2011 by daguti
Futurity.org – Losers get punished for trying to lead
Yet another article disproves John's stupid theories. When we would come to him asking for help in creating or doing something, he'd get mad and tell us to go do it ourselves. "Poof, you're empowered!" he would say. We would try and no one would follow along. This shows why.
leadership  research-studies  management  business  social-engineering  groups 
january 2011 by daguti
Seth's Blog: The best reason for a big event...
Human beings respond to emergencies and to hoopla. We like doing what others are doing, and we'll suspend social disbelief if we're being carried along by the pack (or the mob).
psychology  communities  groups  buzz 
february 2010 by daguti
10 Rules That Govern Groups « PsyBlog
"successful leaders were those who initially fitted in with the group then slowly began to suggest new activities adapted from the old. Children didn't follow potential leaders who jumped straight in with new ideas. Leaders first conform, then only later, when trust has been gained, can they be confident that others will follow."
marketing-tactics--hacks  large-systems  body-language  marketing  communication  society  social-skills  psychology  buzz  people  groups 
july 2009 by daguti
UUA: Deep Fun
As Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU), we develop our own culture. Games have always been an important part of that culture. We play games in youth group meetings, at conferences, during worships, or to break up a business plenary session. Although games are a wonderful way to socialize, they can also fulfill other goals of successful YRUU programming. They can be a vehicle for learning, leadership, worship, and even social action. Games remind us that the spirit of fun can permeate everything we do, and that fun can be full of meaning.
communication  leadership  groups  games  teambuilding  psychology 
october 2008 by daguti

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