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Fighting Crime with the Prisoners’ Dilemma (At Least on TV)

In this clip from the CBS Show Numb3rs, in which a mathematician (Charlie) helps his FBI agent brother (Don) fight crime using his number theory-driven insights, we see Charlie create a prisoners’ dilemma situation to get one of the suspects to talk. … Continue reading

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How Online Dating and Matching Markets Connect

In this article, The Wall Street Journal talks to Stanford’s Nobel prize-winning economist Alvin Roth about how his work as an economist has shown him how online dating could be improved. He’s talked other “real world” topics before, such as matching … Continue reading

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This Is How You Get Others to Help You Succeed

In this article about how to network effectively, Forbes builds off of the “strength of weak ties” concept that we discussed in class. As a refresher, the idea here is that if you’re looking for a job (for example), you’re much more … Continue reading

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