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Ego Depletion Depletion

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Ego Depletion Depletion

This is crossposted on Mark Forster’s Get Everything Done blog. The big news in psychology this week is that Baumeister’s Ego Depletion model is bunk. At least it has failed to »

Revealed Preference

Monday, February 15th, 2016
Revealed Preference

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 5th, 2016
Post New Year’s Press Roundup

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 23rd, 2016
Frictionless Tracking with Beeminder Autodata (QS 2015)

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 12th, 2016
Bee Your Best Self in 2016 with Habitica

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 22nd, 2015
Buzzy Buzz Buzz: Discover Magazine Edition

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 11th, 2015
Systems Not Goals

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,... »

Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

We’re hugely impressed with both Malcolm Ocean and his now two-year-old startup, Complice. We’re especially proud that Malcolm’s been beeminding User-Visible Improvements to Complice since the beginning. ... »

Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

Deadlines are really important. Without them things don’t ever get shipped. But they’re also — if you can hard-commit to them, which you have to or else they’re pointless — kind of awful and arbitrary and stressful. Epiphany: Beeminder gives a way to get the key advantage of a deadline without the stress and arbitrariness. What you do is,... »

Chasing Waterfalls

Monday, October 12th, 2015
Chasing Waterfalls

Last week (or however often we have Beeminder force us to get blog posts out the door) we announced our big »