Tag Archives: Observations

Simulating Human Action

I used the book “Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics” by Van Wylen and Sonntag for my thermodynamics classes in college. In the first chapter it discussed the magnitude of relativistic effects compared to the magnitude of the general effects that would … Continue reading

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Arcosanti, my old friend…

I’ve come to talk with you again… From the Grand Canyon I made it down to one of my favorite places ever, Arcosanti, in time to catch the last tour of the day. I’d made previous pilgrimages here in 1991 … Continue reading

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The End of Moore’s Law, Code Bloat, and the True Nature of Efficiency

It has been suggested that the improvements in semiconductor and processor technology are approaching their natural limits in terms of how far the size of each feature can be reduced. Since quantum computing has not ready for widespread use, and … Continue reading

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Context for the Graph Project

A friend asked me what my recent series of posts is trying to communicate, so here is a brief rundown. When not writing here about my previous experience or reactions to things I’ve seen or read, the goal is to … Continue reading

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Learn Your Customer’s Culture

Every customer you work with will have an interesting variation in culture, and it’s good to get to know what they are. The differences may be merely interesting, may be motivating, or may be important to how you relate to … Continue reading

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“The Secret of Selling Anything,” by Harry Browne

Today I took the time to finish reading a classic book on sales by Harry Browne, entitled The Secret of Selling Anything. I read it because it is regarded as a classic in certain circles, because I have appreciated many … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Limits of Simulation

Last time I discussed the factors that drive the scale of any simulation or business system. One a less practical, more theoretical, more fun note, we might ask just how far a digital simulation can go? What kind of scope … Continue reading

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A Response to the Question: Where Are All of The Young Entrepreneurs?

I encountered this article on LinkedIn today: Where Are All of The Young Entrepreneurs? It made a number of good points about college loan debt, occupational licensure, and other issues having to do with government interventions but it missed some … Continue reading

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Use Time on the Road Effectively

While a lot of folks are traveling for the holidays it’s a fine time to comment on how best to make use of your time while traveling for work. I’ve experienced three kinds of business trips and you should employ … Continue reading

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Suggestions for How to Learn More Quickly

I’ve encountered a few interesting comments and stories about how to learn things more quickly. One thread that runs through all of them is frequent review. It’s one thing to blast through and learn something, even to the point of … Continue reading

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