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Learning

War – What Is It Good For?

Absolutely Nothing! Say it again.

Simon Sinek talking about what game theory teaches us about war.

Maybe why we no longer win wars?

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American Business

It’s an old one that I rediscovered in the archives. Time to publish.

Killing Them Softly: America is not a country, it’s just a Business

It just seemed right, timely and very ‘People Firsty’.

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Technology

The Edge Is Where It’s At

As we move computing power to the edge, this talk resonates even more. Two – that’s two conversations just yesterday that I had where we talked about bringing the power of computing to your pocket.

Think about it – we glibly talk about the ‘supercomputer in our pocket’ – and we use it to ‘like’ Facebook posts, send messages and whatever else it is you do – but hardly supercomputer activity.

Photo by Melisa Popanicic on Unsplash

Conversation one, no need to explore in detail, but I loved the sentiment of the thinking of the company …

We want to move analytics to the people not their data to the corporation.

Jim Hewitt

… right up my street. As I have always said ….

I don’t think it will be this year, but Jim will be guesting on the podcast. It’s going to be a great conversation.

Conversation two, I can’t say too much about, suffice to say that the work being done is moving the power of a Cray (for those that don’t know – the Cray literally is a Supercomputer) into your house! Get your head around that for a minute.

I am reminded of (what I thought was an old bumper sticker, but turns out is a real quote.

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Threats To Democracy

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Work

The Anti-CEO Playbook

I am not usually slow in attacking the nature of business, but not sure the ‘Anti-CEO’ playbook is exactly the right angle here. That said Hamid Ulukaya’s points are excellent. How he built Chobani is a fascinating story. And at one point I was very much reminded me of a couple of People First tenets.

 

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People First

The American Dream

All that is needed … just three minutes of your time. A little more ‘political’ than the usual People First posts … George Carlin – Life Is Worth Losing.

Released January 10, 2006
Recorded November 5, 2005, Beacon Theater, New York City, New York

Thirteen Years Ago … needless to say – nothing has changed, other than more people are aware … hoping that this will make even more people aware … and then we do something about it.

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People Matter