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User Image triciawang Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:07 AM (UTC)

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I just played werewolf for the first time with @slavin_fpo as moderator. Best line of night is when Hilary Mason points to Niall Ferguson and says, "I'm sorry I don't know your name, but let's get rid of him.." and then Niall got the village to vote Hilary out.

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User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 23, 2018 12:36 PM (UTC)

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Rediscovered this photo from my 2009 fieldwork archives of me doing a stomach fire treatment at a #traditionalchinesemedicine clinic in Beijing. I did it partly for ethnographic reasons to befriend the migrant workers at the clinic but also i really was curious if a stomach burning could improve my digestive system. The practitioner put a layer of Saran Wrap around my body and then put on a fire proof mat, poured fire starter on the mat and lit it on 🔥 for a ~20 minutes while putting acupuncture needles in my head and feet. #TCM #livefieldnote #ethnography #fieldwork
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 14, 2018 7:03 PM (UTC)
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User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:27 PM (UTC)

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TED put up my talk a few months ago, and as we begin 2018, I’ll be working with our clients on what I discuss with integrating human insights into big data, AI, and ML to discover the unknown.
There’s a link in my bio to the talk and a reading list of the most relevant books and articles on understanding what to do with data. I included great pieces from authors like @mttlemay @zephoria @mememolly @mcette @cheewee2000 @rokingwk @carolinesinders @__katecrawford__ . .
It feels so satisfying that one of my big life projects is now public especially after spending years of uphill battles to get decision makers to care. Despite that I still found people like @ideasbazaar @rmagoulas @geralbine @yellowskybeautiful @pbihr who gave me opportunities to workshop my ideas. After prototyping this talk at conference-size audiences for a few years, to now have 1.4 million views in 11 languages feels amazing.
But we still have a long ways to go to get more business leaders to realize the competitive advantage of human insights in their data eco-system. So that’s why this year I’ll be working on a book that expands on my talk. If you want to stay updated on release dates, sign up for my newsletter on my website. I’ll be looking to interview people about their data stories. If you’re open to chatting or have a good lead, please let me know. .
Thank you to @tedxcambridge and all my co-speakers for the amazing experience. @tamsenwebster is a genius—there’s no one better than her in the speaker coaching industry.
Also notice that my talk has amazing visuals that don’t feel at all like a cheesy business ppt? That’s because is a kickass visual information design poet.
Thank you to my Sudden Compass business partners @mttlmy @sunny for your relentless feedback.
Thanks @teejers @kenyatta for all the ruthless edits, @pettykate for refining my early stage ideas, @kthread for forcing me into this, @amarashar for recommending me, & everyone who has helped further my ideas.
🐶🌟 catch the star appearance by @ellethedog_ .
If you find this work interesting, tag someone!
#thickdata #nokia #bigdata
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 5, 2018 11:49 AM (UTC)

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Start your 2018 by reading issue #7 of Magpie Kingdom - we did a 2017 year in review of China’s top film, show, and game that shaped entertainment and online conversations. We discussed the cultural significance of Wolf Warrior 2, Rap in China, and Arena of Valor.
Sign up for our newsletter and read our past issues at We have 5 more issues to go in our beta!
#china #chineseinternet
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 4, 2018 11:56 PM (UTC)
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❄️🐶@ellethedog_ didn’t even want to leave the stoop
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 4, 2018 11:22 PM (UTC)

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🏆📚🎊BEST TECH PRACTIONER BOOK OF 2017 AWARD GOES TO: Product Management in Practice by @mttlemay. This book captures everything that’s been missing from the PM world - HUMAN CONNECTIONS! In a radical reframing of PM, Matt lays out step by step how PMS are the key connective role of 21st Century tech companies. In doing so, he indirectly unfucks the terrible Silicon Valley idea that becoming a PM is the fastest way for a non-technical person to gain power in a tech company.
While most PM books focus on frameworks, processes, and tools, Matt tells real life stories about how PMs must embody their power to create relationships - for that is the power that underlies product road maps and OKRs.
This book isn’t just for PMs —everyone from senior decision makers to designers to researchers would benefit. Buy it now for your team. Also notice how thoughtful Matt was about ensuring representativeness in the illustrations and stories. And invite Matt out for a lunch and learn talk! #triciaisreading #productmanagement #productmanager
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 4, 2018 5:36 PM (UTC)

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🏆 📚 🎉 BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2017 AWARD GOES TO: Dinner at the Center of the Earth by @nathanenglander. Themes of spies, sex, and secrets are frantically woven into the lives of individuals living on the grey edges of the modern Israel state. The stories take place across I think 5 timezones over a period of 10+ years and 15+ locations. If you want to dive into a reality that brings to life the tensions between the needs of individuals vs systems - start with Nathan’s book.
My tolerance for fiction is very low as I usually get bored with linear storytelling, which is why I love Nathan’s writing style. As my 1 fiction book of the year, this was worth every minute. Congrats Nathan😘👌🏾💯🎊🙌🏾! Can’t wait for your next project.
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 3, 2018 2:04 PM (UTC)

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🏆📚👍🏾 BEST MATHEMATICAL HISTORY BOOK OF 2017 AWARD GOES TO: Africa Counts - Number and Pattern In African Culture. 
I recall that in high school, I asked my history teacher how Africa developed mathematics, and he said that Africa never developed numbers and that they only could count in very basic ways with their fingers. WTF.
Claudia Zaslavsky’s book documents all the ways that math evolved in Africa and MORE IMPORTANTLY the two-way mathematical knowledge exchange between Africa and the West. Westerners treat their mathematical innovations as if it came ex nihilo. But the Greek upper class were educated in Egypt and adopted their numerical system that created the basis of European scientific innovation. The development of abstract numbers in Europe was not only influenced by Arabic and African math, but was built on top of it. So essentially, the Greeks don’t own the birth of math. 
It’s often the case that Western systems are framed as rational, scientific, and precise and views while non-Western beliefs around numbers are seen as woo woo. Yet, Zaslavsky helps us break this down. For example, numbers often took on gender in Africa. The Pythagorean school of Ancient Greece also associated even numbers with gender - even with female and odd with male. African counting is connected to the body with numbers being communicated with hand gestures and measurements associated with body part. The British Measurement system is based on standardization of body parts - an inch is the top of the thumb knuckle, and an acre is based on the amount of land that a yoke of oxen can plow in 1 day. 
One of the most fascinating things I learned is that most African numeration systems are quinary (5 is the primary base). The Yoruba count to 1 million and beyond. The Kikuya in Kenya developed mathematical perfect suspension bridges long before the West in the 20th cent - you can’t do that without math. 
Zaslavsky ends the book with a discussion on how slave trade and colonialism halted the potential development of sci. & tech in Africa. 
I put up my fave quotes on my website. I’m going to follow up with Ron Englash’s book on African Fractals. #triciaisreading
User Image triciawang Posted: Jan 1, 2018 9:43 PM (UTC)

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🏆📚🎊BEST ANIMAL SCIENCE BOOK OF 2017 AWARD GOES TO: Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? My favorite primatologist, Frans de Waal, has published his best book to date. In this animal kingdom page turner, he questions long held assumptions of what makes humans unique. He tears apart out-dated behavioralists arguments that learning happens through incentives with a new approach from evolutionary cognition that says each species learns what it needs to survive in its environment - BIOL (Bonding & Identification Based Learning). My favorite sections were learning about convergent evolution tidbits - such as birds and humans share 50 genes for vocal expression! WTF! Or that squids and humans have very similar camera eyes due to tweaks in our shared Pax6 gene.
There’s a great section on the Japanese pioneering the study of primates along their social networks. They did things like giving monkeys names, letting them live in their social groups in the lab, and tracking them through generations—all things that were looked down upon by Western scientists.
He ends the book urging scientists to take a conspecific approach by testing species with models of its own kind as opposed to forcing human models on non-human species —essentially the fundamental idea behind umvelt: an animal’s POV.
This book has got me wondering How do our changing views on learning in animals (from behaviorism to evolutionary cognition) shift the way we design AI? If we are now seeing that learning happens in context, even among animals, does that change the way we design and view our AI and human future?
I’ve included pictures of some of my favorite illustrations throughout the book.
And my website has some of my favorite sections in pull quotes.
#triciaisreading #fransdewaal
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 31, 2017 4:25 PM (UTC)

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🏆📚🎉BEST SELF-REFLECTION BOOK OF 2017 AWARD GOES TO: Supernormal! If you’ve been through any childhood adversity (e.g. family instability, racial/ethnic shit immigrant background, health or mental illness, etc) and if as an adult you tend to dive into work in a way that compromises your health or mental stability, GET THIS BOOK! You are likely what the author, Meg Jay, calls a “supernormal, “everyday superheros who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, hiding in plain sight as teachers, artists, doctors, lawyers, parents, students….” This is the first book I’ve read that effectively explains the befuddling phenomena of why a subset of kids who have grown up in adverse situations succeed as adults COMBINED with the latest neuroscience research on what longterm stress does to the brain and body. I put up quotes from my favorite sections on my website.
And if you happen to have experienced a perfectly supportive, emotional stable childhood, gift this book to someone special. Thanks to #1 life meddler @latoyap for the invaluable recommendation.
#tricaisreading #supernormal
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 30, 2017 10:49 PM (UTC)

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Proud to say I’ve become a person who prefers the latter. Here’s to more uncertainty tinged with joy and laughter in 2018 🎉
. “…most people prefer the certainty of misery to the mister of uncertainty.” Excerpt from #supernormal by Meg Jay.
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 30, 2017 9:26 PM (UTC)

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I am quite pleased with my winter mysigt set up this year - I actually felt inspired to get juniper and other tree branches. This is the closest you’ll ever see me to being “holiday festive.” The🎄🎁 industrial complex makes me so very angry.
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:34 AM (UTC)
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My search for perfectly soft (affordable) cod in NYC is done! I finally tried the grilled black cod marinated in sake leaves bento box at Wasan, and it was AMAZING! And it was only $16 for bento box lunch. Also once a year, if it’s a good season for #matsutake 🍄 they serve it as as special for a few days. I’ve never been in town for it but one day... #triciaiseating
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 27, 2017 11:46 PM (UTC)
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My bones shook as my dreams of seeing @alvinailey’s Revelations in orchestra seats came true today. As one of the most important modern dance pieces ever created, Revelations feels just as radical when it premiered on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Harlem as it does now in 2017. Choreographed to gospel and blues, Revelations is a highly technical yet accessible performance about black people’s history from slavery to freedom. Watching this 57 years after the premier, it’s hard not to see how much we still need to do as a society to make freedom a possibility when systemic poverty, structural racism and racist political leaders flourish openly and loudly.
I hope everyone, whether you love dance or not, will experience this living exhibit one day. ❤️😘💃🏾@mopeebs
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 21, 2017 6:05 PM (UTC)
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RUGELACH HEAVEN! I have found the best rugelach in the world & it happens to be in Manhattan! Perfectly crisped edges wrapped around freshly toasted walnuts and the perfect balance of fruits. And best part is that it’s not sweet! And it’s chocolate free. Come early because they always disappear by the end of the day. @citybakerydaily
UPDATE - I could be terribly wrong as @jennybirdy_nyc just informed me about @leeleesrugelach so I must go there now. #Triciaiseating
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 16, 2017 5:16 PM (UTC)

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I devised a neural reprogramming desensitization protocol for @ellethedog_ to be around vacuums. She now salivates when she sees the @dyson
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:45 PM (UTC)

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❄️✨⛄️✨🌨 A page from Tricia’s 2018 NYC winter look-book.
@voirlaforet look at how I followed your instructions! Inspired by your post @willowandjolie
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 11, 2017 5:39 PM (UTC)

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If you’ve ever wondered why @ellethedog_ is so well behaved around food, this is why - willpower strengthening exercises w/ high value treats
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 10, 2017 1:27 PM (UTC)
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First winter snow of the season!
User Image triciawang Posted: Dec 10, 2017 6:45 AM (UTC)

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The first two lucky Swedes to try @flybyjing—the best Sichuan sauce in the world made by @jingtheory—are addicted and want more. Follow her account for supply chain updates as she documents each step of her operations from Chengdu and beyond. This sauce will change your life. #triciaiseating