“Rich Man’s War and a Poor Man’s Fight”
Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. 2 He sets the time for birth and the time for death, the time for planting and the time for pulling up, 3 the time for killing and the time for healing, the time for tearing down and the time for building. 4 He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing, 5 the time for making love and the time for not making love, the time for kissing and the time for not kissing. 6 He sets the time for finding and the time for losing, the time for saving and the time for throwing away, 7 the time for tearing and the time for mending, the time for silence and the time for talk. 8 He sets the time for love and the time for hate, the time for war and the time for peace. 9 What do we gain from all our work? 10 I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us. 11 He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does. 12 So I realized that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. 13 All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God’s gift. 14 I know that everything God does will last forever. You can’t add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. 15 Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. God makes the same thing happen again and again.
if lies could be accounted for in business would any business “happen”?
I’m Telling the Truth, Your Honor. Just Look at This Brain Scan!
Asimov on astronomy
joel barker paradigms harper business 1993
cook paul m. the businesses of innovation
the theory of business drucker
The root cause of nearly every one of these crises is not that things are being done poorly. It is not even that the wrong things are being done. Indeed, in most cases, the right things are being done—but fruitlessly.
of permanent value by andrew kilpatrick
sources of power mit press klien gary
Negroponte, Nicholas. 1995. Being Digital
Operating model is an abstract and ideally visual representation (model) of how an organization delivers value to its customers or beneficiaries.
Confessions of an Advertising Man
How to Manage an Advertising Agency
How to Get Clients
How to Keep Clients
How to be a Good Client
How to Build Great Campaigns
How to Write Potent Copy
How to Illustrate Advertisements and Posters
How to Make Good Television Commercials
How to Make Good Campaigns for Food Products, Tourist Destinations and Proprietary Medicines
How to Rise to the Top of the Tree
Should Advertising Be Abolished?
last question is a doosies?
i believe that if we banned advertising as a business and create a separate government “agencies” that used the money from advertising to pay of all national debt and create a self-building state and federal account to “build a new nation built not on usury but debt and interest free federally backed and state runned bank that made sure that no state or corporation or citizen in that state went “bankrupt”. leading to a truly “free” “anti economy”.
unlimited credit and mere everyday life and citizenship is in the ownership of the citizen and “corporations” that they “voluntarily” participate in or not.
i believe in nonviolinet revolution… peace is in my heart…. however… does not mean i wouldnt destroy everything in the planet and “heavens” to free aourselves from “money”
i will die for this….
so that others might have a chance at living… “freely”
i hate money! usury based debt and interest based money…. if your money is making you money… I desire that you reconsider…. because…. you are enslaving your children and destroying the honor of parent ship and the honor of all life to “sustain” you “addiction” to “your own understanding” in “the money religon”.
i am nonviolent because i choose to be…
remember because i choose to be…..
everybody is making lists…. so what…
we all live on or in the planet… what you gonna do…. run and hide…
people like me… we do not die… if our body dies… it only “inspires” a billion others… to pick up the “spirit”.
i cannot make those that love money… love anything other…
love is not forced… even though money addicts force others… to “worship or die”
i can only obey GOD and wait…
advertising and marketing is used to indocrinate th children into a lifetime of “money addciton”…
Marketing to children is a huge business
Companies spend about $17 billion annually marketing to children, a staggering increase from the $100 million spent in 1983.
Children under 14 spend about $40 billion annually. Compare this to the $6.1 billion 4-12 year olds spent in 1989. Teens spend about $159 billion.
Children under 12 influence $500 billion in purchases per year.
This generation of children is the most brand conscious ever. Teens between 13 and 17 have 145 conversations about brands per week, about twice as many as adults.
Judgement under Uncertainty, Tversky and Kahneman
Thus, one future line of research is examining the ways that representative institutions marginalize the interests, opinions and perspectives of democratic citizens.
political theorists have recommended everything from proportional representation (e.g. Guinier, 1994 and Christiano, 1996) to citizen juries (Fishkin, 1995). However, with the growing number of democratic states, we are likely to witness more variation among the different forms of political representation.
From Dempster-Shafer Theory to Anthropology
Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Preferential Models and Cumulative Logics
On Risk and Rationality
). Prospect theory: An analysis of decision under risk
Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
John Allen Paulos; With a New Foreword by the Author
Hill and Wang
Another presumed kind of extrasensory perception is the predictive dream. Everyone has an
Aunt Matilda who had a vivid dream of a fiery car crash the night before Uncle Mortimer
wrapped his Ford around a utility pole. I’m my own Aunt Matilda: when I was a kid I once
dreamed of hitting a grand-slam home run and two days later I hit a bases-loaded triple. (Even
believers in precognitive experiences don’t expect an exact correspondence.) When one has such
a dream and the predicted event happens, it’s hard not to believe in precognition. But, as the
following derivation shows,such experiences are more rationally accounted for by coincidence.
Assume the probability to be one out of 10,000 that a particular dream matches in a few vivid
details some sequence of events in real life. This is a pretty unlikely occurrence, and means that
the chances of a nonpredictive dream are an overwhelming 9,999 out of 10,000. Also assume that
whether or not a dream matches experience one day is independent of whether or not some other
dream matches experience some other day. Thus, the probability of having two successive
nonmatching dreams is, by the multiplication principle for probability, the product of 9,999/10,000
and 9,999/10,000. Likewise, the probability of having N straight nights of nonmatching dreams is
; for a year’s worth of nonmatching or nonpredictive dreams, the probability is
ABC of Reading
phanopoeia – throwing the object (fixed or moving) on to the visual imagination.
melopoeia – inducing emotional correlations by sound and rhythm of the speech.
logopoeia – inducing 1 & 2 by stimulating associations with other word/word groups.
The Computerless Computer Company
Andrew S. RappaportShmuel Halevi
This competitive erosion is unsettling—but the dread is misplaced. In fact, computer executives should encourage the trend. It is good news for the leading U.S. computer companies—provided they escape the past and redirect their technology, manufacturing, and marketing strategies to embrace the new realities. The strategic goal of U.S. companies should not be to build computers. It should be to create persistent value in computing. Increasingly, computers themselves are marginal to the creation of value in computing. Defining how computers are used, not how they are manufactured, will create real value—and thus market power, employment, and wealth—in the decades ahead.
Formal & Computational Aspects of
– Historical development of DG –
Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
TectoMT: Highly Modular MT System
with Tectogrammatics Used as Transfer Layer∗
Russell’s 11 Rules on Leadership
Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition
Time To Revisit Value Migration
Three Stages of Value
• Value inflow stage. Value is absorbed from
other companies or industries.
• Value stability stage. Competitive equilibrium
with stable market shares and stable
• Value outflow stage. Companies lose value
to other parts of the industry – reduced
profit margins – loss of market share – out-
flow of talent and other resources.
Defining the Business Model
A good business model typically includes
elements of the following:
• First mover advantage (little direct
• Ability to quickly change strategic direction
• High margins
• Large potential market
• Significant barriers to entry
• Low capital intensity
30 Ways to Anticipate
and Profit from
Strategic Forces Reshaping
the profit zone
lol good questions…
HOW DIGITAL IS YOUR BUSINESS
is all money digital already? lol
If the hype cycle is indeed inevitable—that is, we can assume it will occur
with virtually every innovation—can it be used to forecast the future, at
least to some extent?
Mastering the Hype Cycle
3. The Obvious Law of Focus ______________________________________________ 65
4. The Obvious Law of Planning __________________________________________ 71
5. The Obvious Law of Resource Management __________________________ 77
6. The Obvious Law of Innovation & Change ____________________________ 83
7. The Obvious Law of Communication __________________________________ 89
8. The Obvious Law of Accountability ___________________________________ 95
9. The Obvious Law of Productivity & Work Quality _________________ 101
10. The Obvious Law of Personal Character & Belief __________________ 107
11. The Obvious Law of Team Power ____________________________________ 113
12. The Obvious Law of Negotiating _____________________________________ 119
13. The Obvious Law of Mentorship & Practice ________________________ 125
14. The Obvious Law of Service __________________________________________ 131
where did they put them?
are we programed?
brand name loyalty
so brand loyalty vrs biz cycles… visous cycles…
Business Cycle Indicators
Leading indicators, such as
average weekly hours, new orders, consumer
expectations, housing permits, stock prices, and
the interest rate spread, are series that tend to
shift direction in advance of the business cycle.
For this reason, they get the lion’s share
of the attention. Nevertheless, it is important
to recognize that leading indicators are more
meaningful when used within the framework
of a system of cyclical indicators—including
coincident and lagging indicators that define
and describe business cycles.
Conformity—the series must conform well to the
Consistent Timing—the series must exhibit a consistent
timing pattern over time as a leading, coincident or
Economic Significance—cyclical timing must be
Statistical Adequacy—data must be collected
and processed in a statistically reliable way;
must not be too erratic; and
Currency—the series must be published on a
reasonably prompt schedule.
approach is to examine the “Three D’s”—the
of the leading
Business cycle indicators are based on business
cycle theory that focuses on substantially “uniform
sequences in economic activity.” These sequences,
to which Wesley C. Mitchell originally called
attention, in turn, are revealed in statistical time
series indicators that typically lead, coincide,
or lag the business cycle. It is the recurrence
of these temporal relationships, anticipating,
reflecting, and confirming the impact of the
cycle on the economy, that give indicators their
theoretical explanation, as well as their potential
A Technique for Producing Ideas
a short break from the
thinking process is recommended at the third stage
of incubating in subconscious mind. Eventually, the
anticipated idea seems to suddenly come out of
nowhere at the fourth stage: the actual birth of idea.
However, it does not come by accident since new
idea is definitely the fruits of long discipline based
on a well stocked mind. At the last stage: shaping
and development of idea to practical usefulness,
new ideas have to be refined to fit the exact conditions
or the practical exigencies in reality. At the same
time, good ideas can be put to test. They tend to
possess self expanding quality when submitted for
Sponge – Plowed
A Technique for Producing Ideas
what is someone made an animation of this… “book”? lol
or this one?
Reductions and Completeness – NP Complete Problems
What Do I Have To Do?
I do not recall?