Alex Pentland



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“Unexpectedly, we found that the factors most people usually think of as driving group performance—i.e., cohesion, motivation, and satisfaction—were not statistically significant. The largest factor in predicting group intelligence was the equality of conversational turn taking; groups where a few people dominated the conversation were less collectively intelligent than those with a more equal distribution of conversational turn taking. The second most important factor was the social intelligence of a group’s members, as measured by their ability to read each other’s social signals. Women tend to do better at reading social signals, so groups with more women tended to do better (see the Social Signals Special Topic Box [at the end of Chapter 7]).”
Alex Pentland, Social Physics: how good ideas spread -- the lessons from a new science

“It is not simply the brightest who have the best ideas; it is those who are best at harvesting ideas from others. It is not only the most determined who drive change; it is those who most fully engage with like-minded people. And it is not wealth or prestige that best motivates people; it is respect and help from peers.”
Alex Pentland, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science

“Only once we understand how social interactions work together with competitive forces can we hope to ensure stability and fairness”
Alex Pentland, Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science

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