Currently :: June 2019

Reading… This month’s book is Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler. It covers concepts on how to use incentives, positive reinforcement, and indirect suggestions influence behavior and decision making in the workplace. My former boss recommended it to help generate some ideas for creating workplace incentives, and… Read More

Currently :: May 2019

Reading… This month’s book is Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock, a former VP for Google who recently set up a company that specializes in behavior “nudging” using data analytics. It was recommended by a friend and colleague and endorsed by both my current boss and former boss, so I went into it hoping to be… Read More

Conferencing :: Why You Should Get Out There and Present

Back when I was an assistant professor of systems engineering, attending and presenting in conferences wasn’t just an assumption, it was an expectation. You were going to go present. You were going to publish. It was just a part of your professional growth. Now that I’m far more practitioner than academic, my supervisors tend to… Read More

Currently :: April 2019

Currently… Reading… Each month, I try to read a book and write myself a review. Often, it’s to learn. Sometimes, it’s to suss out competition! This month, I’m reading Data Science for Executives by Nir Kaldero. Mostly because that’s what I was going to call my book but also to find out what he’s offering… Read More