Your choice of seating at work may affect much more than your sensory pleasure at knowing when someone is eating tuna fish or onions versus citrus fruit or chocolate. Google has discovered that it's the most important factor in your being in the loop: in particular, whether you win or lose based on your close colleagues' prediction market trading.
(See 'heat map' at right: successful traders are depicted in green; losing traders in red).
(H/T: Jeffrey Henning)
'Real' traders take note! (Pick your desk-mates carefully.)
Random thought: this adds a whole new dimension to the elaborate strategies seasoned business travelers use to get primo seating on airplanes. Exit row? No thanks. Just give me the seat next to Warren Buffett.