Read — 2014/12/07

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. When talking about bias backfires“, by Adam Grant & Sheryl Sandberg (NY Times). If you want to solve a problem, then make others aware that the problem exists — and that it’s unacceptable.
  2. Energy firms in secretive alliance with attorneys general“, by Eric Lipton (NY Times).
  3. How game theory helped improve New York City’s high school application process“, by Tracy Tullis (NY Times). Just another real-world example of the deferred-acceptance algorithm at work.

On this day in 1941:

  1. Japan wars on U.S. and Britain; makes sudden attack on Hawaii; heavy fighting at sea reported“, by Frank L. Kluckhorn (NY Times, 08 Dec 1941).