Tag Archives: analysis

Why we postpone tasks

Postponing a task is easy. Procrastination is second nature. Things to do never get done. We’ll analyze when it makes sense to postpone a task, and when not to. Let’s start with looking at why we postpone, or end up … Continue reading

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A Simple Pricing Mechanism

What are the factors which determine the selling price of a particular good? This is something we wonder from time to time, mainly when we have to pay for something. “Movie tickets are really costly these days.” “Smart-phones are getting … Continue reading

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Identifying the Better Player

We have earlier looked at one aspect of game design – fault tolerance. Let us look at another – identifying the better player. This is the extent to which a game allows the better player to win. Each game requires … Continue reading

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Lotteries

What is a lottery? First, what category does it fall into? We can classify it as a “scheme”, or a “game”. I mean this in a formal game theory sense. Although the “game” label is also justified due to the … Continue reading

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