Science, helping geeks since 9000BC

August 6, 2014

You are dress like a potato couch ? According to The Economist (not the typical geek reading) quoting researchers at Harvard Business School, published by The Journal of Consumer Research:

You’re saying, I’m so autonomous and successful that I can afford to dress in a non-conforming way.

What else ? You spent most of your meetings/brainstormings/whatever doodling with a pen on dead trees ? Guess what !? According to the Wall Street Journal (still outside of HN, aren't we ? (1)):

Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.

And the last, but not the least, as a geek, you think you have very few friends, don't you ? Good news:

twenty years ago, the sociologist Scott L. Feld observed that most people have fewer friends than their friends have, on average.  He called that phenomenon the «<a href="">friendship paradox</a>».

So yes my geek, you are full of flaws, but now you can disguise them as strategies, or phenomenon !

Science, helping geeks since 9000BC (AFAWK).

(1): my Instapaper get really full really fast so I can't remember where I found those links, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were coming for HackerNews.