Solving Hard Problems: Software, Part II

The Cascades aren’t just in Washington State these days

This week we’ll switch from search strategies in off-line documents to a couple of web nuances that you can actually see in last week’s post.

In the aftermath of the Turkey Feast we in the US call Thanksgiving, a tweet sent . . . → Read More: Solving Hard Problems: Software, Part II

Solving Hard Problems: Software, Part I

Advanced search and replace techniques for MS-Word

If you needed to to reformat your text to find every title that was in all caps, longer than three characters and add an additional line (carriage return), how would you do it?

Having spent the better part of the year on technology and . . . → Read More: Solving Hard Problems: Software, Part I

O.c.c.u.p.y Hearts & Minds

Image: accelerated-degree.com

IMAGINE

if the One World Scheme anarchists (which some call Occupy Wall Street, OWS) had developed a coherent set of beliefs and a community-oriented strategy.

IMAGINE

if they had respectfully approached neighboring homeowners and businesses with a well-though-out and well-articulated proposition (run with me here):

We would . . . → Read More: O.c.c.u.p.y Hearts & Minds

In-difference II: Organically Deriving y.o.u.r. Path to Profit

In last week’s post, I opened with the idea that those stuck as permanent teenagers have trouble distinguishing such basic concepts as right and wrong. Moreover, they reject the concept of objective truth, because they realize that any objective truth binds them to the discipline of growing, however slowly, even imperceptibly, toward . . . → Read More: In-difference II: Organically Deriving y.o.u.r. Path to Profit

The Risk of In-difference, Part I

Thanks to Jonah Lehrer for the delightful post in Wired that is the source idea for the first installment in this series. To keep my high school English teacher happy, here is my topic sentence: If you can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, how do you expect to recognize risk . . . → Read More: The Risk of In-difference, Part I

A walk in the forest…

Systems Thinking teaches us how to scale our perspective to study the forest or the trees, while Systems Engineering tells us what to do with the data we find.

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