I got home from INFORMS 2010 yesterday. It was a good conference. I learned a lot and met some interesting people, but I’m glad to be home.
Secrets of the Moneylab offers practical lessons being put to use right now at HP and other leading companies. It explains, for instance, how to:
- Use incentives to influence employees, suppliers, and buyers
- Determine whom to trust, and how much
- Reduce the negative effects of irrational behavior by noticing patterns that don’t seem logical—but are utterly predictable
- Overcome the human tendency to game the system
- Profit from motives beyond money
I’m looking forward to reading it. While I’m guessing it’s directed at a firm’s management, I’m sure it will be interesting.