The Problems with Insights Discovery Personality Assessments

I spent the last Thursday and Friday on a division-wide personality assessment workshop run by Insights Discovery. The user completes 25 rounds of 4 multiple choice questions and the results are then compiled into a personal profile for the workshop. The assessment categorises different aspects of your personality into 4 colours, described above. There are … Continue reading The Problems with Insights Discovery Personality Assessments

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Sexist Salespeople in South African Tech Stores

This is a cross-post from Bryan Gruneberg, shared here with permission.   Our Sunday morning was a rush. My wife needed to get to work and I had offered to drive with her. If you are thinking that because she has to work on a Sunday she must work a fairly entry level job, possibly in front-of-house … Continue reading Sexist Salespeople in South African Tech Stores

Time for an 1840s science lesson, folks!

I'm tempted to start this post by saying something along the usual lines of, "You wouldn't think this would have to be explained in the year 2015," but really, really, this shouldn't even have to be explained in the 1900s to anyone except fringe doctors and psychiatrists. So a bit of background: The MEC for … Continue reading Time for an 1840s science lesson, folks!

Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon

A lot of people online seem to be taking issue with this picture based on what they call "common sense" or the fact that "it just doesn't feel right." If you break it down though, the maths checks out. Let's start with the distance of the moon from Earth. This varies greatly. The average distance … Continue reading Every planet in our solar system could fit between Earth and the Moon

Identifying Online Money-Making Scams

This post won't help identifying all scams but it should help re-calibrate your is-this-a-scam-dar. A few months ago a close family member asked if a certain site was legitimate, which reminded me that people do fall for these scams and are unable to read the telltale signs of a scam offer. The example I'll be … Continue reading Identifying Online Money-Making Scams