How many people should I ask for advice?

Posted on Mon 27 November 2023 in Research • Tagged with search, dynamic programming

We like to ask for other’s opinions before embarking on any venture. Is there a way to understand the determinants of how many people should we ask for advice? Below is a “simple” model that might help think through the various drivers.

Suppose we have a single alternative that …

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Buildup of Ideas

Posted on Sun 08 January 2017 in Research • Tagged with Measurement, R

There is much research that suggests that people dont often get a sudden inspiration, but that they gradually buildup ideas over time. I was interested in one specific piece of this, how can we measure buildup or lack there of. Of course, it is easy to eyeball ideas or to …

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