Category: business

  • Our Search for Meaning

    Our Search for Meaning

    “It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but…

  • iRobot Creations and Our Fascination with Robotics

    iRobot Creations and Our Fascination with Robotics

        Remember this movie? Blade Runner, 1982 by Ridley Scott with a soundtrack by Vangelis. It portrayed a “what if?” scenario with genetically manufactured beings called replicants — human engineering at work. The replicants looked the same as humans and were used for dangerous and degrading work in off world colonies. The two minute plot: after…

  • Economics 101: Who Gets What and Why?

    Economics 101: Who Gets What and Why?

    According to Tim Harford this is what economics is about. In his book titled The Undercover Economist, Harford provides the inside scoop on how the puzzles of everyday life are part of a system, what we call “economies”, that endeavors to understand people – individuals, partners, competitions and members of societal organizations alike. Recently, I…

  • Blog News Release: The Age of Conversation

    Blog News Release: The Age of Conversation

    Today is the official release date of The Age of Conversation, an eBook co-authored by 103 authors from 10 nations. The permanent link and page to this group project on this site is here. Preliminary press: AdAge and Social Computing Magazine. Formats/Prices: Hardbacks $29.99Paperbacks $16.95E-book $9.99 Available at Lulu stores. BackgroundDedication If you're blogging this…

  • The Narrative Fallacy

    The Narrative Fallacy

      In The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb approaches the impact of the highly improbable through multiple literary, philosophic and narrative references. I worked for years in risk management. The topic fascinates me. The book has a chapter titled Umberto Eco's antilibrary. The idea is that the more you know, the larger the rows of…

  • Thinking Together: Signal to Contact

    Thinking Together: Signal to Contact

    Conversation is a space. One in which certain dynamics can be created to protect fragile new ideas until they are ready to be implemented. As well, an environment conducive to open thought and exchange for the benefit and growth of all parties involved. Alas, we live in an age where sound bites pass for communication,…

  • Design of Future

    "The future, as always, does not lie in front of successful individuals, it must rest within them. Tourists and refugees inhabit our world, says Italian artist Franceso Clemente — either you embrace change or you try to escape from it. Try to control the uncertainties of this world and you'll go nuts. Perhaps, instead, the…