Game Theory and Collaboration

Friday, April 10, 2009 by Dave Blum In yesterday’s blog, I discussed the “Free Rider Syndrome” and promised to  provide some instruction (from game theory) for encouraging collaboration and cooperation.”  Well, sorry to say–I’m not quite ready to submit my report.  To paraphrase the X-Files, “The answers are out there”…

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The Stories We Spin

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Dave Blum As my Austrian friend, Harald — the *genius* (see my blog entry for December 8th) — is back in town this week, he and his girlfriend, Jutta, my wife, Jen, and I gathered on Monday for dinner at a sushi place near Union Square.  (Harald…

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Team Building and Trust: Part 3

Friday, April 3, 2009 by Dave Blum So far this week I’ve discussed 3 different requirement for building trust: 1) Avoiding gossip 2) Giving consistent effort 3) Demonstrating empathy Today I want to talk about requirement #4:  Follow-through A team leader, Marilyn, tasks her marketing director, Stuart, with the challenge of…

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