On Tyranny

Timothy Snyder, the author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century, is  Housum Professor of History at Yale University. At the simplest, this timely book draws parallels between the Trump administration and the Third Reich. In the prologue, Snyder reminds us that history does not repeat but that it does instruct, that it … Continue reading On Tyranny

How Women Decide

How Women Decide, by Therese Huston, is provocatively titled and an easy read, backed by substantial research, listed in the 53 page of references. The book has six chapters each dealing with themes that surface when women's decision-making is discussed, namely women's intuition, decisiveness, attitudes to risk, confidence, decisions under stress, and unusually, watching others make poor … Continue reading How Women Decide

Small Data

Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends attracted my attention for several reasons. One, I am interested in understanding the world better, so other people's ways of seeing, ways of making sense of things interest me. Two, I read anything that can be vaguely filed under "decision making". Three, that the title appears to … Continue reading Small Data