Monthly Archives: May 2008

Reading assignment correction – Chapter *8* not 6

Folks, The reading assignment contained a typo. Here it is again: – Chapter 1 – Chapter 5 – Chapter 8 sections 8.1 and 8.2 Thank you! Phil Continue reading

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Herodotus Books 4 & 5 Questions

Greetings all,I hope the month of May is a welcome approach to summer for you. I also hope that you are enjoying the readings in Herodotus in Books 4 & 5. In preparation for our discussion on Monday June 2, please use these discussion questions to… Continue reading

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Herodotus Online Link

I know some people find it a pain to cart that large physical version of the book around on planes etc. (I will confess to being one). As such I wanted to share that I found an easy way to download it to your notebook (albeit the Rawlinson transla… Continue reading

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Good news about Ruth Coleman, member of our reading group

Folks, See the SF Chronicle article below on fellow member Ruth Coleman – the Chronicle says she played an important role in reversing the Governor’s decision to close parks. “According to a source close to the governor’s office, three factors wer… Continue reading

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Question about how to answer the experiments

It became obvious that we all fell into patterns of answers that were in line with the study he is doing, and in line with how most people behaviorally answer these questions. My question is – given that Eric told us that is what most people do, a… Continue reading

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BTD: multiple factors? overconfidence and collective intelligence?

Phil- Really enjoyed the session, and have a couple of question for Dr. Gold. If he plans to cover them in future sessions, I can wait. Does research give evidence of a interaction of 2 factors, anchoring and over-confidence? Example: would an eco… Continue reading

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Thanks, next steps on the course

Folks, Quick note of thanks for participating in this first class session – again, apologize for technical glitches. We’ll iron those out for the next session. Next steps: – Reading assignment for June phone callRead in your Hastie & Dawes textboo… Continue reading

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