Sandy Pentland: Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread

If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: . Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups.

 

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The work of Sandy Pentland was mentioned a couple of times at the CIPD’s annual conference. Here Pentland talks through his concept of social physics and how it explains how we behave as social beings in the workplace.

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