Forest for the Trees

Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

I love numbers—for various reasons. Most germane to this post is that I think that finding numerical patterns makes me feel like I have some control over things, although—to be sure!—such an approach is illusory at best, and misleading, at worst. Nonetheless, finding real or apparent numerical relationships in the Universe is interesting and comforting. […]

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Sci-fi? No; reality!

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

This video/animation of the launch-through-landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), aka Curiosity, was initially produced in 2011, long before the successful landing of Curiosity on Mars. Except for the juvenile need to include sounds where no sound could carry (i.e., outside the two planets’ atmosphers), this is exceedingly well done, and worth about five […]

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The Technology Spectrum

Posted on 04. Jul, 2012 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

I came across two apparently unrelated items today that I managed to relate. The first has to do with what could be a major discovery in the realm of particle physics and its impact on our understanding of the underpinnings of reality: Scientists at CERN have announced that to a greater than 99.9999+ percent level, […]

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Go With the Flow

Posted on 31. May, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

A recent report addresses what appears to be a long-observed phenomenon in some circles: That bubbles in stout often sink, rather than rise. No, this is not an effect enhanced by increased consumption of the imbibable under discussion; rather, it is a very real phenomenon, seen even by those who are not inclined to see […]

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It Must Be Magic

Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

A little item has crossed my desk twice in the past week. As is often the case, it came from two different correspondents, a continent apart. How and why such things spread is worthy of another post, but for now, allow me to point you to this: A little thought and some research that confirmed […]

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