Voting is Killing Your Team

Voting is Killing Your Team

A team is having trouble making a decision and someone says, “Let’s take a vote.” It's a solution that's simple and fast, but it’s often the wrong tool for the job. Even worse, it can kill your team. Teams function best when every member is bought…
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Polls are polarizing, but SWARMS unite us!

Polls are polarizing, but SWARMS unite us!

Let’s face it, polls are polarizing, and political polls are deeply polarizing.  They don’t merely reflect the views held by groups, they drive groups into entrenched positions. It’s easy to blame the pollsters and pundits, but it’s not their fault. …
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UNU predicts the Stanley Cup

UNU predicts the Stanley Cup

The National Hockey League playoffs are notorious for the large number of teams that qualify and the long slog of the tournament.  The victor must win 16 games over four best-of-seven series.  While favorites are easily identified, a team’s strong…
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BITCOINERS predict BITCOIN

BITCOINERS predict BITCOIN

On Sunday (5/3/15) a group of Bitcoiners ( from Reddit's r/bitcoin ) met online to make a dozen predictions about the future of bitcoin.  Predictions like this aren't rare, but these are a bit different… Instead of the group taking a vote or…
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BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

BATMAN v SUPERMAN, a swarm decides!

With the film BATMAN v SUPERMAN slated for release early next year, an online debate has erupted that pits the man in black against the man in blue. Rather than endlessly argue, we put this question to a SWARM of college students, harnessing their collective intelligence. …
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SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

SWARM INTELLIGENCE Predicts Kentucky Will Lose

Last week we asked a SWARM INTELLIGENCE to predict the match-ups in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA basketball tournament.* Of course, every individual has their own unique strategy for filling out their brackets, from favorite mascots to detailed statistical analysis, but…
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