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Episode 4: How to hire in a world where unicorns don’t exist

Episode 4: How to hire in a world where unicorns don’t exist

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Following on from the last episode of Pi & Mash, we’re mixing things up, turning the tables around and taking a look at how technology companies can ensure their teams have all the skills needed to stay at the cutting edge of innovation. We’ll also myth-bust the idea of the ever-elusive unicorn candidate and find […]

Episode 3: Tech in Colour

Episode 3: Tech in Colour

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 During the next two episodes we’ll be taking a step inside the Ocado Technology offices to find out more about the scope of opportunities available in technology today, taking a closer look at the ever evolving industry culture from both sides of the interview table. In such a fast paced, quick changing environment, technology […]

Episode 2: Just say no!

Episode 2: Just say no!

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 This episode delves into the dreaded to-do list. Featuring guests Susannah and Anna; experts within product management, who want to wave goodbye to backlogged work for good, and AJ, who explores the psychological ramifications of an unmanageable list of work undone. Maybe we could all see ourselves saying no to ever-growing workloads after this […]

Events lie in the eye of the beholder

Events lie in the eye of the beholder

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“Man is affected, not by events, but by the view he takes of them.” – Epictetus My last two blogs examined how external factors influence how we view decisions and then showed how even the conscious visual image we end up with has been distorted by our preconscious mind. Now, I’d like to continue looking at […]

Everything you see is a lie

Everything you see is a lie

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“In this world nothing can be certain, except death and paying taxes.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Of course, the above quote isn’t entirely true. The force of gravity holding us to this planet we would hope is pretty certain. Most of us probably also believe the world around us is pretty certain. I am not trying to […]

Contextual biases – why nothing exists in isolation

Contextual biases – why nothing exists in isolation

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I’ve been at Ocado Technology for around a year, and one of the things I was brought in to do was to spread my knowledge of psychology. To that end, I’ve decided to set myself a challenge to start writing blog articles that highlight interesting psychological research and case studies, offering an insight into the […]

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