Google wave is an upcoming product from google. It will change the way we communicate and collaborate over the internet. Even if you don’t use it, its presence will force others to innovate. Sharepoint is dead – this does everything sharepoint does, but much much better and easier. Start at 3 minutes, watch till at least [...]
President Obama is nearing the most important decision a President has made in modern times regarding the American economy. On or about June 1, he will push General Motors (GM), the nation’s largest industrial company, into bankruptcy.
via Why a GM Bankruptcy Would Be a Disaster – BusinessWeek.
Let’s be honest, President Obama has put [...]
David Friedman describes what he calls the marginal cost of originality:
Suppose you are the two hundred and ninetieth city planner in the history of the world. All the good ideas have been used, all the so-so ideas have been used, and you need something new to make your reputation. You [...]
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
You often hear about the perils of sunk costs, but can sunk benefits lead to bad choices too? I can imagine many situations were people would cling to something because it had been beneficial in the past. Maybe that’s why our government is so insistent on [...]
I never got much out of Sunday School aside from the watered down bible’s stories, usually stripped of all context and religious meaning. Karen Armstrong’s early experience was similiar:
When I was eight years old, I had to memorize this catchsim answer to the question, “What is God?”: [...]
Just read a great article on the subject of information overload. It’s kind of long, but it covers the topic pretty comprehensively – from the neuroscience to the philosophy of thought. I know I spend my time unwisely sometimes, which is wasteful.
Over the last several years, the problem of attention has migrated right into [...]
I spent all day watching TV/Videos Online. I realized two things:
I am addicted to “story” I’m not sure that whether that is a good or bad thing
When I say I am addicted to story, I mean I will watch movies and TV in their entirety just to find out the plot, regardless of [...]
The more things change, the more they are the same.
In a drought, the river may dry up, but the lay of the land stays the same. When the rain returns, the waters will flow the same way.
The structure of the Finance industry (the lay of the land created by laws, technology, [...]
Life slows down and time speeds up simultaneously – days fly by but each one is less remarkable and brings less “newness” with it. [...]