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Why I’m Reading About Design

Why I'm Reading About Design
In my last post I mentioned that I was reading books on design which is something a little different, at least from this blog. So I thought I would write a quick post on why I’m reading about design. There are a lot of things that interest me but two areas that appears to catch my eye the most frequent or stands out above everything else are the mathematical/logical problem solving, especially ...
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STEM Jobs Myth

STEM Jobs Myth
They tell young students in college to major in STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) but what if there aren't enough STEM jobs to go around? An article in the NY Times explodes the idea that majoring in STEM will get you jobs. Basically the only STEM major that will potentially net you a job are those related to the computer industry. Life sciences, physical sciences...
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Some CEOs Think We Need to Reinvent Capitalism

Even CEOs Question Today's Brand of Capitalism
This is fascinating...even CEOs such as Aetna's chief are realizing that the current brand of capitalism is damaging. "But Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, recently offered another, starker rationale for creating more well-paid jobs: The survival of capitalism depends on it. “If we don’t reinvent the capitalist model,” Bertolini told the Committee for Economic Development, a business-l...
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David Lee’s TED Talk And Bloomberg Articles on Future of Work

PollyAnnish View of the Future
The following are links to a couple of Bloomberg articles on the use of robots on Wall Street: Want to Protect Your Wall Street Job from Robots? Robots are Coming for these Wall Street Jobs Bankers Publicly Embracing Robots Are Privately Fearing Job Cuts How to Survive Wall Street's Robot Revolution I'm always looking to see how humans can remain relevant against the robot o...
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Fast Company’s End of Capitalism

Fast Company - End of Capitalism Starting?
[I'm still incredibly lazy and not accomplishing much. I'm still riveted to the news on the hurricanes but it looks like the latest one will definitely NOT enter the Gulf. So maybe now I can stop the binge watching and start doing other things. I have begun to do some art work and readings again this week, as well as do some research.] Recently, I read some interesting articles on capita...
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Experimenting with Heat Maps

Research data - attempting to do analysis by using a form of heat map
I tried to do this post this morning but my machine wanted to do something else: either Apple was trying to push something or my security software wanted to do some updates. I can't tell which was preventing me from doing anything, either going out to the Internet or shutting off my machine. So I let the machine spend a couple of hours doing what it wanted to do and I initiated my securi...
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