What Men and Women Want in a Mate

By identifying the decisions that men and women make while speed dating, we can see where they rank intelligence, attractiveness and ambition.

How Sequences Influence Our Decisions

Shown by speed dating preferences and umpires’ strike calls, decision-making can be influenced by the sequence of prior events.

Innovation: The Cotton Gin, Speed Dating, and the Patent System

After graduating from Yale with no family fortune, Eli Whitney headed South to become a tutor in 1792. In the right place at the right time, he saw the missing link in cotton production. Whitney realized that the US cotton crop…