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Andrea Canidio
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My thought on the recent Ashley Madison hack, how it generates common knowledge and facilitates coordinated actions.
Two events last week: I finished the book "rational rituals" by Michael Suk-Young Chwe, and the Ashley Madison data started circulating. A fortunate coincidence, because I think one is very informative with respect to the other.  The end of privacy: government's secrets have been leaked multiple times (same for firms and various organizations). What is new about the Ashley Madison hack is that it exposed the secrets of millions of co...
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The book is about the use of the American (or western) concept of "mental health" or "psychiatric disorders" in non western contexts. It is divided into 4 case studies, each of them describing the introduction of a particular "disorder" in a particular country. The overall theme is that non-western cultures have their own way to deal with mental illness, and the introduction of the "western" way typically causes great damages.
Anorexia in Hong Kong: a form or anorexia...
Notes to self is the place where I write about interesting stuff that I happen to read/watch/listen. It is less about writing a review and rather about recording my thoughts and considerations. The book is about the use of the American (or western) concept of "mental health" or "psychiatric disorders" in non western contexts. It is divided into 4 case studies, each of them describing the introduction of a particular "disorder" in a p...
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Could it be the next kale? The quest to engineer the mother of all superfoods that scientists describe as "like God's vegetable."
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Dumping the euro "de jure" and keeping the euro "de facto". 
This 2 euro coin is issued by Monaco, which is not a member of the Eurozone Grexit isn't what people take it to be. The standard narrative is that Greece is approaching a fork in the road. It must either stay in the euro or a...
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Are we going toward a post-privacy future? Lessons from the Ashley Madison Hack - also, see my comment to the article in the "comments" section.


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Super funny but super scary! I wonder if, at this point, not only the IRS but also the FDA should intervene.
Last night the comedian took on televangelists by starting his own church.
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My comments after reading "do no harm" by Henry March
Notes to self is the place where I write about interesting stuff that I happen to read/watch/listen. It is less about writing a review and rather about recording my thoughts and considerations. I just finished "do no harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery" by Henry March, a leading british neurosurgeon. The motivation of the book is the following: doctors (in particular surgeons, in particular neurosurgeons) are very relucta...
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Never be disappointed with a restaurant ever again. 
There's one type of eatery you shouldn't bother with, and it may surprise you.
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Belgium commemorates waterloo with a €2.50 coin. "The coins, which can only be spent inside Belgium, display a monument of a lion atop a cone-shaped hill on the site of France’s humiliation, as well as lines indicating where troops were positioned when forces led by Britain and Prussia defeated Napoleon in the countryside near Brussels."

As a corollary, does this mean that Greece can "exit" the euro by minting a bunch of 7, 11, 34 euro coins?
After France objected to a coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium invoked a little-known European Union rule that allowed it to issue the money anyway.
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I'm passionate about Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Organizations. I produce research papers, lecture notes and Team Up Start Up (www.teamupstartup.com)
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    Economics, 2005 - 2010
  • Bocconi University
    Economics, 1999 - 2005
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