Lectures, videos and audioclips

The library of great lectures, talks, podcasts etc. is growing exponentially; with YouTube offering volume, TED and BigThink offering quality, and many other niche sites to fill in any and all holes. Here are some of my favourites.

SNA measures are not like other measures

There is a multitude of measures in social network analysis (SNA). In other social sciences, great lengths are gone to develop robust and valid measures, with discrete validity, which means there are relatively few overlapping constructs; and some remain standard for...

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Things about a PhD nobody told you about

Great talk on aspects of a Ph.D. noone talk about. (My notes on what was said below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAKsQf77nHU There are 740 000 students enrolled in a phd in Europe. 2/1000 are in a phd program. (see below for statistics)   7 things nobody told me...

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Free speech and acceptable norms

This podcast episode of Hidden Brain, on the topic of free speech, uses research during and after the Trump presidential campaign, and classic Bandura research, to  show how it can change perceptions of what constitutes acceptable thoughts and opinions. It further...

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Building Effective Networks

Herminia Ibarra is a professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, and ranked as one of the most influential management thinkers, on one list as number 8.  http://thinkers50.com/t50-ranking/2015-2/ In the linked 15 minute video, she presents her thoughts on...

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Competing against luck

Clayton Christensen gives a lecture on his new book; the key point is: Focus on what problem you are solving for the customer; not what your product can do, or what you can offer. His example from McDonalds is: What problem does their Milkshake solve: answer: a snack...

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The power of well designed teams: Brian Uzzi

In this talk, Brian Uzzi presents his research on teams and collaboration, and shows: that established teams suffer from sunk costs, in that people want to leverage team specific resources to the max (such as knowing how each other work) to the detriment of including...

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Can algorithms replace academics?

In this video, Phil Parker at INSEAD argues for the use of computer programs / algorithms to help answer questions that have typically been done by academics; citing a computers ability to search through mounds of data and find trends and commonalities. He further...

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Science Of Persuasion

http://www.influenceatwork.com This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective as reported in Dr. Cialdini's groundbreaking book, Influence. This video is narrated by Dr. Robert Cialdini and Steve Martin, CMCT (co-author of YES & The Small Big).

Learn the Six Key Principles of Persuasion

Robert Cialdini presents his six principles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdCzN7RYbw

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Science: The pursuit of ignorance

"In science knowing a lot of stuff doesn't make you a scientist ... knowing a lot of stuff is what helps you get to: Ignorance" He goes on to say that science is about knowing where in a dark room to look for a black cat. Worth watching to get an idea of what research...

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Podcast: NPR The hidden brain

Great podcast of about 25 minutes where they discuss psychology research. There is a theme for each episode, and my favorite part is when the host and Daniel Pink get 2 x 1 minute each to present a relevant research article on the topic. First episode was about...

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The time paradox

How we see time, the future, the past and present dictate how we live and see the world. In this book Philip Zimbardo puts it all in perspective. Do also see the books website at: http://www.thetimeparadox.com/   For a brief, but informative introduction, look at this...

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Four sources of happiness

Four great lectures on sources of happiness, and how many of us have a counter productive attitude to the pursuit. The four cover sensory pleasures, material wealth, romantic relationships and children. Each held by brilliant people, including professors Paul Bloom,...

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