Skepticamp 2014 Speakers – Paul Gonley

Paul Gonley has worked in the corporate environment for over 25 years. He has an MBA in Management of Software Development. His path in becoming a skeptic started when he wrote a paper on cults in college which lead him to question his religious beliefs. Working as a Quality Engineer he learned the value of applying logic to situations and the need for evidence.

Skepticamp topic:
Pseudo Science in the Business World
Companies have attempted to increase employee’s “soft skills” by introducing concepts like colors and strengths to categorize individuals. The hope is that this will allow employees to better understand their co-workers and themselves, but has it helped increase understanding or decreased our appreciation of the complexity of individuals?

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