Enterprise Prediction Markets … Without Office Politics

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Google&#8217-s Bo Cowgill, as reported by IT Business:

[&#8230-] If you let people bet on things anonymously, they will tell you what they really believe because they have money at stake. This is a conversation that&#8217-s happening without politics. Nobody knows who each other is, and nobody has any incentive to kiss up. [&#8230-]

[In one example,] the market was predicting that [a project] was behind. A manager says what&#8217-s going on here, &#8230-starts investigating and finds some glitches. [&#8230-]

Read the previous blog posts by Chris F. Masse:

  • Ratted by his bank, sex-addict New York governor Eliot Spitzer (alias “Client 9”) resigns.
  • BBC’s coverage of politics is dull like taxes, death and German sausages.
  • Never talk when you can nod, and never nod when you can wink, and never write an e-mail because it’s death. You’re giving prosecutors all the evidence we need.
  • Is Justin Wolfers a libertarian? Probably not.
  • The information technology that caught Eliot Spitzer
  • Eric Zitzewitz’s 10 minutes of fame
  • Fun with conditional probabilities

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