Is It Worth The Costs To Stop Global Warming?
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Is It Worth The Costs To Stop Global Warming?

Posted on Nov 26, 2009 by George F Huhn
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The debate over global warming is heating up again. A group of allegedly stolen e-mails is giving fuel to the fire to those who believe that global warming caused by human activities or Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a scientific fraud of massive proportions. However, the question shouldn’t be whether or not global warming is caused by […]

Chart Differences That Can Unconsciously Persuade Your Audience
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Chart Differences That Can Unconsciously Persuade Your Audience

Posted on Nov 21, 2009 by George F Huhn
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Researchers at the University of Münster in Germany have shown that people can be highly influenced in selecting financial assets simply by the way the risks are charted. Their study, published in the June 2009 issue of Decision Analysis, showed that people are significantly more likely to select data charted in one way versus the same data […]

Business At Microsecond Speeds – How Fast Can You Go?
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Business At Microsecond Speeds – How Fast Can You Go?

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 by George F Huhn
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Quantitative financial analysts (“Quants”) who design trading algorithms or optimize them to work just a few milliseconds or even microseconds faster are in high-demand these days. Successful trading algorithms often work by taking advantage of millisecond market inefficiencies that aren’t widely recognized by other traders. This advantage is lost once other traders discover and begin to trade […]

Teaching and Learning Project Portfolio Management: What’s Your Experience?
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Teaching and Learning Project Portfolio Management: What’s Your Experience?

Posted on Nov 17, 2009 by George F Huhn
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I’ve also been toying for the last several years with the idea of developing a turn-key module for senior undergraduates or graduate business students in project portfolio management and/or decision analysis using Optsee®. It would be similar to an assignment I had at Wharton in an R&D Management class taught by Professor Earnest Gilmont, except that we […]

Where’s Your “Solve My Problem” Button?
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Where’s Your “Solve My Problem” Button?

Posted on Nov 11, 2009 by George F Huhn
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We all want one of these buttons, right? Wouldn’t it be nice to pry the “Help” button off your keyboard and put one of these in its place? When I want a problem solved, I don’t want to look through dozens of menu items and forms, navigate through features I’ll never use, and search through […]

The Future of Business Optimization: A Person, A Dog, and A Computer
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The Future of Business Optimization: A Person, A Dog, and A Computer

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 by George F Huhn
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Brendan Coveney, President of 4D Inc., once remarked that the business of the future will consist of a person, a dog, and a computer. The purpose of the computer will be to run the business and the purpose of the dog will be to keep the person away from the computer. Fortunately, we’re not there – […]