HIRING

He made the offer to D., the worst outcome for us. We could have stopped it if we had sent out the open letter. In fact I was to send, till J. suggested otherwise.

Should I stick to my fun? If I did, what are the consequences.

First, he may not hire D. Though no guarantee, he needs more courage, which reduces the likelihood of the hiring.

Second, he and vpap will hate me more. But even without the second letter, they will hate you anyway. Then the marginal cost of the second letter is not high.

On balance, I should have stick to my gun and sent the second letter. Lesson learned.

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BOOK LIST

DONE LIST: 2018
2. MANAGING WITH POWER: POLITICS AND INFLUENCE IN ORGANIZATIONS, JEFFREY PFEFFER, 2.01-2.21, 9/10.
1. 12 RULES FOR LIFE, JORDAN B. PETERSON, 1.23-29, 7/10.
3. THE REETORIC OF ECONOMICS, DEIRDRE N. MCCLOSKEY. 6.03-7.06. 8/10.
4. IF YOU’RE SO SMART: THE NARRATIVE OF ECONOMIC EXPERTISE, DONALD N. MCCLOSKEY, 7.07-7.16, 7/10.

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TODO LIST: 2017
Personnel Economics in Practice, Lazear
Economics for the Common Good
Economics of strategy, Besanko
The Economic Nature of the Firm, Kroszner, Ptterman
Choices, Values, and Frames, by Kahneman, Daniel and Tversky
The Theory of Industrial Organization, Tirole
Thinking, fast and slow
Misbehaving: the making of behaviorial economics
The Worldly Philosophers
The Mathematical Experience

Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker
Language Instinct, Pinker

An Unified theory of psychology
The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene;
The structure of action (1967)

What I read

MRF: accepted on 1/09/2018

This one is a grueling process: it takes me four rounds of fight to get it through. I have written more for response letters than the paper itself. The three referees and the AE were determined to kill the paper. In all three rounds it was the DE alone who keeps the paper alive.

It makes you cynical: the quality of your work is only a necessary condition. To publish, you need a bit of luck.

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Dear authors (blinded for anonymity):

I am pleased to accept your paper for publication in MS. Congratulations!

The AE and both reviewers recommend acceptance. I also read the current version and I am happy with the contribution and the 15 page limit.

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TYM: accepted on June 9.

This paper has the longest genesis: it takes ten years to publish. Sadly, the intellectual content has barely changed; what really changed is the advent of sharing economy. Because of that, the idea of decentralized control without equilibrium becomes accepted.

Eventually, it is the writing that makes difference.

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Decision: Accept

Dear Authors (blinded for confidentiality):

Thank you for submitting a careful revision of the above manuscript. I have now received reports from the remaining reviewer and the Associate Editor (AE), with the latter being communicated via email. Both recommend acceptance as is. I fully agree with the recommendation, and I am delighted to accept your manuscript for publication"