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Quotation of the day: Weight

Vergon 6 was once filled with the super-dense substance known as dark matter, each pound of which weighs over ten thousand pounds. The Professor, Futurama, S1E4. On that light-hearted note, enjoy your weekend!

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Quotation of the Day

The human mind is generally far more eater to praise and dispraise than to describe and define.  It wants to make every distinction of value; hence those fatal critics who can never point out the differing quality of two poets without putting them in an order of preference as if they were candidates for a […]

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Quotation of the Day

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

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Quotation of the Day

…in the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together. Vinod Khosla

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Quotation of the Day

He disdained anyone who dismissed an issue as trivial. “Life is made up of a whole concentration of trivial matters,” he once said. “Certainly a computer is nothing but a huge concentration of trivial matters.” J. Presper Eckhert regarding his thoughts on building Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), widely considered to be the first computer. […]

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Quotation of the Day

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. — M.C. Escher.  

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Leadership Rules

From a book on economics, complexity theory and economics, below are some good guidelines for managers and leaders developed by the Prussian army: A commanding officer should always give an order for an outcome, never for an action.  This leads the person receiving the order to reflect on and interpret it with all his prior knowledge and in its […]

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Capitalism vs. Competition

Nevertheless, devaluing competition is a central theme of Thiel’s new book. He asserts that “capitalism and competition are opposites,” because “under perfect competition, all profits get competed away.” He exhorts entrepreneurs to seek out monopolies, concluding, “All happy companies are different: Each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are […]

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Why there are few entrepreneurs in the health care sector

  Generally, health is just so heavily regulated. It’s just a painful business to be in. It’s just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. Even though we do have some health projects, and we’ll be doing that to a certain extent. But I think the regulatory burden in the U.S. is so […]

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Quotations on Big Data

“There are a lot of small data problems that occur in big data.  They don’t disappear because you’ve got lots of the stuff. They get worse.” David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge university Via FT.

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