Is Your Business a Clock or a Cloud
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Is Your Business a Clock or a Cloud

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 by George F Huhn
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This last paragraph caught my attention: Karl Popper, the great philosopher of science, once divided the world into two categories: clocks and clouds. Clocks are neat, orderly systems that can be solved through reduction; clouds are an epistemic mess, “highly irregular, disorderly, and more or less unpredictable.” The mistake of modern science is to pretend […]

Research Shows “Brainstorming” Doesn’t Work for Creating Better Ideas. Here’s What Does.
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Research Shows “Brainstorming” Doesn’t Work for Creating Better Ideas. Here’s What Does.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010 by George F Huhn
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Looking for new and better ideas from your project team? Thinking about having a typical “brainstorming” session? Don’t bother. New research shows there’s a better way. “Brainstorming” usually consists of people meeting specifically for the purpose of coming up with new ideas around a specific topic. Any and all ideas are recorded, and evaluation of […]

Researchers Find That Longer Is Better On eBay
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Researchers Find That Longer Is Better On eBay

Posted on Apr 13, 2010 by George F Huhn
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Do you want to get a higher price when you sell something at auction on eBay? After running hundreds of controlled auctions on eBay, researchers reported in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis that longer auctions yielded more bidders and more bids resulting in an 11% average final price increase compared to the shorter auctions. When you sell an […]

Steve Jobs: “Users shouldn’t have to ever, ever, EVER think about that stuff.”
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Steve Jobs: “Users shouldn’t have to ever, ever, EVER think about that stuff.”

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 by George F Huhn
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Yesterday, at Apple’s introduction of iPhone 4.0, Steve Jobs said about competitive products: “It’s like we said on the iPad: if you see a stylus, they blew it. In multitasking, if you see a task manager, they blew it. Users shouldn’t have to ever, ever, EVER think about that stuff.” I love that quote. Why? Because […]

Can “Compressed Sensing” Make Something Out of Nothing?”
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Can “Compressed Sensing” Make Something Out of Nothing?”

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 by George F Huhn
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Not quite, although that was the promise in the title of an article in the March 2010 “Wired” magazine about a recently invented algorithm called “Compressed Sensing” or CS. That isn’t to say CS isn’t a really cool algorithm for certain applications – it is and you should know about what it can do – […]