Posts Tagged communication

Game-theory and The Evolution of Trust

In business, as in life, all of our significant, productive encounters with others – our colleagues, our clients, our partners, our customers, our vendors – are built on foundations of trust. But how is that trust created, what are its key ingredients? That’s a question well worth exploring. And this fascinating game-theory simulation helps us […]

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Dunbar’s Number and the Limits of Friendship

I read a fascinating article this weekend by Maria Konnikova about Dunbar’s number, the nature of friendship and the limits of social media. Dunbar’s number, in short, is the number of people with whom you can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which you know who each person is and how each person relates to every […]

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What fosters innovation? A respectful clash of ideas.

“Some of the best discussions are passionate but respectful, so that you leave a meeting without feeling like you’ve lost something, even though your point of view may not have been the one that was adopted. That is what fosters innovation in a company — a clash of ideas, but a respectful clash.”

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