Monthly Archives: December 2011

(*) How can I trust .. ratings?

Rating systems are everywhere. It seems that we are engaged in an endless exercise of providing feedback, converting feedback and reading about feedbacks. Top ten of this and top ten of those. We rate hotels, Internet sellers, web sites, newspapers, … Continue reading

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(*) How can I trust .. Santa Claus

Santa Claus does not exists. If this comes as a shock to you, then you have to grow up. It is a fact: he does not exist. How can you trust a person that does not exist? Actually, you can. … Continue reading

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(*) How can I trust .. and measure his trustworthiness?

Some people like being exact. If they cannot measure something, they do not know what to do with it. Here’s the problem: it is not possible to exactly measure trustworthiness the same way we measure temperature or distance. Are they … Continue reading

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(*) How can I trust .. when lied to?

Every time you are lied to, something small dies in you: another bit your trust. As much as honesty builds trust, lies destroy it. Lies may come as half-truths, or as intended deceptions, but the result is the same: there … Continue reading

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