Jeffrey M. Stibel: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He is the Chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and Chairman of BrainGate, as well as serves on boards for U.S.C., Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people’s lives. Brown, and Tufts University. Jeff publishes articles and books about networks and how […].

Cornell Study: Why Everyone Needs a Coach

Tony Mayo

But the Dunning-Kruger effect suggests that there is a problem beyond that. We literally see the world the way we want to see it. Even if you are just the most honest, impartial person that you could be, you would still have a problem — namely, when your knowledge or expertise is […]. For Executives Be Learning

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C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

Dun and Bradstreet , known for their insight on businesses, went a notch ahead when they launched data-as-a-service. Even more impressively, their spin out Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Businesses mostly seek to avoid risk.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

People are OK at assessing others but really bad at seeing themselves in their own unvarnished, self-centered, sometimes ethically challenged glory, as psychologist David Dunning writes (Robert Stephen Kaplan says we don''t know our own strengths either ). What we presume about other people’s behaviour and futures is likely a valuable indicator of what awaits us in the same situation," Dunning says. Mobile in China and Collecting Your Fitness Data.

Businesses Are Getting Used to the Consistently Inconsistent Economy

Harvard Business Review

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Pepperdine University''s annual Economic Forecast Survey showed that 70% of small and mid-sized business owners in the United States felt as strong or more so about their business growth prospects in 2013 than they did in 2012. World economies are unstable, making it increasingly difficult to lead a business over the past few years. The uncertainty that business leaders face today is palpable.

How to Manage Biased People

Harvard Business Review

Yet, the workforce that Johnson inherited at JC Penney seemed no less guilty of having their own mental hang-ups , including: defense-attribution bias (for failing to recognize that JC Penney was a sinking ship long before Johnson arrived), Dunning-Kruger effect (for failing to see their roles in making that ship sink), and status-quo bias (for refusing to acknowledge that change was needed).

Unemployment Is About to Fall a Lot Faster than Predicted

Harvard Business Review

The Federal Reserve’s forecast (made in December 2013) is for a rate of 6.3% For several years, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Since the last quarter of 2013, our results have finally shifted positive for small businesses, both in optimism and in willingness to hire.