Yet another Eitan's blog

יום שישי, ינואר 20, 2006

Tall managers

Ever wondered how come managers around you are physically tall? The height of the CEOs in the fortune 500 is significantly above average. I remember my previous workplace was like that also (damn, you could almost mistake the management for a basketball team :) ). Reading "Blink" a couple of weeks ago, opened my eyes to this phenomenon. We all have prejudice wired into our thoughts in levels that we don't pay much attention to. Even black people have prejudice against black people, and apparently the same thing happens with height. The
Project Implicit lets you test your own prejudice. Personally I have a moderate preference to straight people over gay people, a strong preference to European American over African American, and a neutral preference to Muslims over other people (Looks a bit weird to me...). Getting rid of these preferences is crucial to reading people, and understanding situations in life. In "Blink", Galdwel demonstrates how a salesperson can harness an avoidance of preferences to become successful. I'm sure this translates to many other situations in life.

Great book.

יום רביעי, ינואר 04, 2006

I love it when it happens!

Camera phone food diary
A couple of weeks ago I thought that a service that tracks your food intake through the cell phone camera could be really neat and useful for diet building. Well... As it is with these things - all you have to do is to wish for it, and it happens. Hahahaha... I love it!

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