Watch out for the Gorilla!

I’m currently reading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (amazon affiliate link). In one of the first few chapters, Dr. Kahneman describes the “invisible gorilla test” popularized by¬†psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. The test consists of a team of 3 people dressed in black and a team of 3 people dressed in white … Read more

Resolutions for 2009

My wife just asked me what my resolutions were for 2009.¬† I normally don’t do ‘resolutions’ but the question, and the many blog posts about resolutions, started me thinking. What is it about the changing of the ‘year’ that gets people into the mindset of making resolutions to do things differently in the ‘new year’? … Read more