Revealed Preference

Monday, February 15, 2016
By dreeves
Paul Samuelson

The doctrine of revealed preference — that you can infer someone’s utility function based wholly on what they choose to do — has an illustrious history. John Locke said “the actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” And Ludwig von Mises »

Post New Year’s Press Roundup

Friday, February 5, 2016
By dreeves
Victor Hugo

Another month (or so), another swarm of Beeminder buzz. Since new year’s resolution season just ended we got included in a lot of lists (resources for succeeding in college, resources for MBA students, apps to stay motivated in 2016, »

Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

Saturday, January 23, 2016
By dreeves
Daniel Reeves at the QS15 podium

This isn’t exactly new news but a few months ago we posted the video of Beeminder CTO Bethany Soule’s talk at the 2015 Quantified Self conference and we finally got the video for my talk at QS2015 as well so we’re posting that... »

Bee Your Best Self in 2016 with Habitica

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
By Siena Leslie
Pixelated Bee, Habitica-style

We’re honored to have Team Habitica here on the Beeminder blog to tell you more about Habitica and about using Habitica and Beeminder together. They’re in some ways very different but also quite compatible! For new year’s eve we wrote a »

Buzzy Buzz Buzz: Discover Magazine Edition

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
By bsoule
A picture of a jellyfish on the November cover of Discover

It’s our 7th press roundup! This time we wanted an excuse to show off our coverage in last month’s issue of Discover Magazine. The author (who also covered us in »

Systems Not Goals

Friday, December 11, 2015
By dreeves
Cover of Scott Adams's book, *How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big*

My cofounder and I are proud to be featured on the latest Sources & Methods podcast. One of many things we talk about in that episode is Dilbert creator Scott Adams’s claim that goals are for losers. We’ve decided that our response to that needs to be its own blog post. So,... »