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Best of the Month – Skin In The Game

15/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

When Nassim Nicholas Taleb releases a new book, its unlikely there will be anything else arriving on the market that will be able to compete for our Best Of The Month slot. And, true to form, his new … Read More

Not So Funny – Another, Another Dimension

12/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Inventive Principle 17. Another Dimension. One of the lesser used Inventive Principles. Getting away from straight lines and planes. Simple to say. Not always so simple to interpret. Although, when we can we can get some of the … Read More

Wow In Music – Cannonball

06/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In eager anticipation (on my part at least) for the new Breeders album and tour, this month we pay tribute to the bands’ 1993 classic, ‘Cannonball’.  The song comes from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released … Read More

ValuesMatch – First Principle Mapping Of Enterprise & Individual Values

05/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

How do you know if new job candidates will fit with the values of your enterprise? How do you know that current employees do the same? That they are authentically ‘talking the talk’? Especially since, looking at the … Read More

Short Thort

01/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Sometimes now was enough. Sometimes it was everything.” Mary Balogh, Simply Perfect

 

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Biology – Hummingbird

29/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How do they do it?

Now, … Read More

Investments – Rotational 3D-Printing

25/07/2018 | 1

Darrell Mann

Harvard engineers have demonstrated a new 3D printing technique that allows the arrangement of short fibers in the printed material to be finely tuned. The spinning printer head gives the technique the name “rotational 3D printing,” and according … Read More

Use of Principle #10: Non-stick Silicone Egg Boiler

24/07/2018 |

Vairaj Arjune

Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, India. vairajune@gmail.com – varjune24@gmail.com

Principle # 10: Preliminary Action

It is always a hassle to make the perfect or almost perfect boil eggs … Read More

Promise Point

22/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Compare and contrast. Think about Steve Jobs’ masterful launch of the iPad. Then think about how Google launched Glass. Downstream of the launch, of course, the iPad was a world-changing success, while Google Glass rapidly turned into something … Read More

Wow In Music – Burn The Witch

18/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Burn the Witch” is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 3 May 2016 as the lead single from their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool. Radiohead developed the song for over a decade, … Read More

Generational Cycles – Distribution Curves & Contradictions

15/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There are two kinds of people in the world Part #335. There are the people that see everything as black or white. And there are people who understand distribution curves. For some reason the generation-cycles work of Strauss … Read More

Best of the Month – Win Bigly

11/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I tend to have a soft spot for books that polarise readers. Especially in these days of every book, record or movie seems to receive a meaningless four-star review. If I can believe Scott Adams, Win Bigly and … Read More

Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #2: Business Problems

08/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

It feels like a long time ago, because – embarrassingly – it was a long time ago. April 2017 to be precise, and Issue 181 of this ezine, was the place where we started our re-think of the … Read More

Definitely Not Funny – A Food Contradiction

04/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Once upon a time, a clever person in the coffee industry realized there was a problem. ‘How come’, they said to themselves, ‘all coffee tastes pretty much the same? Why can’t we make it taste better?’ And the … Read More

Patent of the Month – Anisotropic Metamaterials

01/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Our patent of the month this month takes us to the University of Texas in one of my favourite cities, Austin. US9,893,432 was granted to a pair of inventors on February 13. I have to admit it nearly … Read More

Short Thort

29/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“Only a fool can be happy. For happiness consists of two contradictory elements: contentment and pleasure. Enjoy pleasure and you have no contentment; be content and you have no pleasure. For this reason happiness is conceivable … Read More

A Crash Course In Complexity

28/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“If a factory is torn down, but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a government, but the systematic patterns of … Read More

Big Data Quintessence: Measuring Equality

26/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The state of the art when it comes to measuring things like gender equality is that the powers that be conduct ethnographic research and identify simple correlating factors. Hence we will typically find things like the number of … Read More

Biology – Jewel Wasp

24/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Female parastic wasp injects venom in fly pupa host

Amid the incredible diversity of living things on our planet, there is a common theme. Organisms need to acquire new genes, or change the functions of existing … Read More

Investments – Roman Concrete

22/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I live near the sea. A few years ago, a storm washed away some of the jetty. The council repaired it. Four years later the area was cordoned off because the repair was eroding at an apparently precipitous … Read More