Entries by Carol Pocklington

Identity Hacked From Just Your Picture

Facial Recognition software tools marketed by businesses such as Faception and Decipher claim to be able to identify an individual’s personality and behavior. They state that from a photo they are able to determine if the person could be a terrorists or pedophile. Further, their claim is that photos can identify likely poker or bingo […]

Behaviorally Smart Data Mining – for Financial Advisors

The explosion of available information from social media, together with significant techniques for capturing this data, now provides financial advisors with a gold mine of information to help them identify and connect with clients. Big Data gathering is only a starting point in terms of capturing user behavior. It delivers a glimpse of the client […]

Why Some Entrepreneurs Crash and Burn

The New York Times covers several aspects of the Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s demise. It references the culture in the organization, speed of growth, shareholder concerns, and the aggressiveness of the leader. In specific, it highlights Kalanick’s pattern of risk taking and references his lack of integrity. For example, the many years where Uber engaged […]

#ExtremeVetting: Hiring with Behavioral Insights

As the debate around extreme vetting heightens in the US, the discussion is shifting from border controls to hiring practices. Many businesses are looking to improve their service offering through requiring hiring agents to identify, in advance, behaviors that could potentially bring down an organization. There have been too many examples over the years of […]

Trump Trauma, the Only Conversation in Town

Whether you are talking to your financial advisor, doctor, therapist, friend, partner or in line at the supermarket, somewhere the conversation will turn to President Trump. Coping with significant change is difficult for most people. Then add a sense of disappointment in outcomes, and people feel unsettled. When organizations make changes, the conversation around the […]