Nudgestock 2018

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The big idea from the Nudgestock 2018 conference was to make small changes for big effects.

There were nine speakers, but a few more were referenced so, I took notes on 13 total.

Here were my favorite parts:

  • Caroline Webb uses behavioral economics on herself. This never occurred to me.
  • Rory Sutherland noted why the replicability crisis/circus isn’t a problem, at least for him.
  • Nicholas Christakis and Albert-László Barabási gave fascinating talks about networks, and how we interact. Barabási also shared the insight for why the Kevin Bacon game works.
  • Mark Brooks talked about dating fast and slow.
  • Steve Krug made me laugh. For context, his book is titled, “Don’t Make Me Think.”
  • Tricia Wang talked about Nokia vs iPhone and big data vs thick data.
  • Bent Flyvbjerg talked about megaprojects and the planning fallacy.

 

 

 

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