Sandy Pentland

Honest Signals

Sandy Pentland

Talk: Honest Signals

"Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World" How can you know when someone is bluffing? Paying attention? Genuinely interested? The answer, writes Sandy Pentland in "Honest Signals", is that subtle patterns in how we interact with other people reveal our attitudes toward them. These unconscious social signals are not just a back channel or a complement to our conscious language; they form a separate communication network.

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland is an American computer scientist, the Toshiba Professor at MIT, and serial entrepreneur. He is one of the most cited authors in computer science, and helped create the MIT Media Lab.

Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World

Using this "network intelligence" theory of social signaling, Pentland describes how we can harness the intelligence of our social network to become better managers, workers, and communicators.

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