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Wednesday Wisdoms 53

Appealing to rules during an argument is often a sign of fear — fear of change, fear of authority and a tool to undercut those brave enough to suggest something new. ~Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 52

Early in the 21st century, there is no humility about stupidity. ~Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 51

Social media imbues Directionless Urgency. ~ Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 50

The closest I will get to saving for life insurance without a job is watching a television commercial with pretty people. ~Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 49

“Almost” is a relative term that is as deceptive as any lie can be. “Almost” stretches in ever increments of eternity. ~Dr. Z

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Leaders on the Line 03: Mitch Pisik, Inspiration

Leaders on the Line 03: Mitch Pisik, Inspiration

In Leaders on the Line, Dr. Z explores technical problems and adaptive challenges leaders face in the 21st century. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “inspiration” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive to uncover the secrets of failure and success for leaders of all stripes and times.

 

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To contact Mitch

Mitch@pisik.consulting631-943-5275Linkedin.com/in/mitchpisik/ Twitter: @mitchpisik

 

About Dr. Z and Dr. Z Podcasts

Thanks for visiting Dr. Z Productions and Podcasts. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Click on and download to one of my eight podcast programs. Feel free to leave any comments and contact me directly at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Z@DR-Z.net. Your can follow my research at ResearchGate.

I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life. The reason I produce and publish podcasts is to connect people to the consequential stories for life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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Listen to my podcast programs:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Organ Oracles

  • Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.

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Wednesday Wisdoms 48

People ≠ posts. ~Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 47

We live in a world of dummies masquerading as equals so beware. ~Dr. Z

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Wednesday Wisdoms 46

Adopting active engaged indifference is a good approach for hospital visits. ~Dr. Z

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The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design, 2-3

The People Behind the PhDs 15: Mark Whiting, Collective psychologies, my life in design 2-3

Dr. Mark Whiting uses design and computation to study collective psychologies and philosophies for an improved world. His research focuses on understanding how to improve decision making and coordination at individual, team and societal scales. Some examples of his research around gig work include asking:

– Gig work undercuts traditional institutions that help workers, e.g., labor laws — how might we design systems to reintroduce some of those benefits?

– Gig workers are stifled because of limited on-the-job training — how might gig worker tools make it easier for them to learn from their work?

– Today’s gig work platforms are mostly controlled by large companies — how might systems help these workers self-govern instead? In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

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Some examples of his research include:

  • Researching how crowd workers are relied upon but how using them can undercut institutional quality assurance unless crowd workers can certify each others’ work.
  • Investigating ways that feedback has value beyond just liking each other
  • Designing better governance in Crowdsourcing

In short, Mark studies the digital and behavioral undercurrents of 21st century life on earth.

About Mark …

Mark Whiting conducts research in the Computer and Information at Science department at the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Operations, Information and Decisions department at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously researching at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Stanford University. Mark earned his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Science in Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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