What We’ve Seen

At Watch Me Think we see a lot.

And we share a lot.

We have a dedicated internal channel that give us the opportunity to pass on the the things we've seen, learned and laughed at between ourselves.

It gave rise to The100. 

The100 is a twice-a-month news-ish letter which highlights some of the best that we've seen and shared internally - you can sign up below on the right if you want...

But making it into The100 is quite a high bar to make... and we leave so much out that deserves so much more exposure.

So for those that are interested, here's a mix between runners up and winners but without the more Groucho than Marx type commentary that comes with The100...

It’s Not Your Fault If You Can’t Get Anything Done in the Summer

I can’t get anything done in the summer, which I’d long assumed was due to my body’s preference for the school-year calendar of September to May. Though I haven’t been in school for many years, I figured there was some lasting psychological impact which made my brain give up every June.

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Mice Don’t Know When to Let It Go, Either

Animals, like humans, are reluctant to give up on pursuits they’ve invested in, psychologists report. Suppose that, seeking a fun evening out, you pay $175 for a ticket to a new Broadway musical.

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Where Humans Meet Machines: Intuition, Expertise and Learning

Professor Daniel Kahneman was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics.

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The world is not as gloomy, or wonderful, as you may think

Written for and first published in the Financial Times on 20 April 2018. Is the glass half full, half empty, or laced with cyanide? Last week I wrote about “statistics, fast and slow” — the gap between the world as we intuitively perceive it, and the world as described in spreadsheets.

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Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the Code Conference crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

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User research — what’s tomato ketchup got to do with it?

The iconic glass Heinz ketchup bottle was once a staple in family kitchens around the world. Thump, thump…and perhaps one last thump and the red sauce spurted out onto fries, burgers or whatever else was sitting on the dinner plate.

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My Best Meetings Accomplish Nothing

I have a hunch that, if you tried something new, the most important meeting of your day could very well be one that has no clear objectives. One where people share incomplete thoughts and unformed ideas, where no problems actually get solved. That meeting probably sounds like a nightmare to you.

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Cheap innovations are often better than magical ones

If you type “technology indis…” into Google, you are instantly directed to a webpage discussing Arthur C Clarke’s third law: “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

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The Benefits of Admitting When You Don’t Know

“I disagree with myself.” This is what a third-grade boy said in front of his math class during a discussion about even and odd numbers. He believed six was both even and odd. When one classmate presented counterevidence, he considered her point. “I didn’t think of it that way,” he said.

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Sir John Hegarty: Creativity is receding from the world of marketing and the obsession with data is to blame

I’ve barely sat down in the office of Sir John Hegarty’s latest venture, startup incubator The Garage, before he is bemoaning everything that is wrong in the ad industry today.

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