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Attention!

Attention!

What is Attention? Attention is the focus of our mental resources on some information, while filtering out other information. Attention is crucial to everything from better decisions to better relationships, yet everything about us — our bodies, minds, cultures, and societies — encourages us to pay as little attention as possible. Attention is a gateway:…

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What impresses you?

What impresses you?

In one of my LinkedIn groups, a member (Shannon Miller) asked a thoughtful question that prompted me to dig the following bits out of my archive and post it. So what impresses me?  Three things impress me, every time, without fail. Real expertise.  Real expertise is qualitatively different, even from someone who has much learning…

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Predicting the 2012 Presidential Election

Predicting the 2012 Presidential Election

In the days leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, I posted my Electoral College predictions and analysis to my Facebook stream. As social scientist and a data geek, I’ve run statistical election predictions since 1996. This time, I used it as an opportunity to field test some new statistical modeling techniques I’m developing for…

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