Andrew Agostini
Dec 15, 2017 · 1 min read

Lies & Co. is the official blog of Scious Inc — a data analytics consultancy that has helped companies small and large make sense of data.

Rules of the game

  1. Every article published on Lies & Co. must tell a story grounded on well researched, referenced, and reproducible investigation.
  2. Every article must contain one (and only one) lie.
  3. The end of every article must reveal the lie.

Why would a blog make it a point to lie?

Ever heard of a game called Two Truths and a Lie? That’s basically this blog except we’ll tell as many truths as we want.

Lies & Co, just like Two Truths and a Lie, isn’t about spreading falsehoods. It’s about encouraging Critical observation. The founders of Scious believe that truth is actually really hard to find. It is our hope that by telling readers “something you’re reading is flawed” we can make a small behavioral change in the way content is consumed — that more people will listen skeptically.

In an age where it’s technically feasible to swing elections from a laptop and silently steal identities from 140 million people, the cost of just trusting our newsfeeds and institutions are just too high.

To that we say — don’t trust anyone. Not even us.

Now, true to the publication, I reveal this article’s lie. There are no founders (plural) of Scious. There is only one. It is I.

… And I promise the lies will get better.

Lies & Co.

Fact based reporting served fresh with a single lie.

Andrew Agostini

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Founder of Scious and the Lies & Co blog.

Lies & Co.

Fact based reporting served fresh with a single lie.

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