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Month: June, 2010

Dispatches from DeepAnalysis(DA)

Got a good dispatch from DeepAnalysis(DA) today sparked, perhaps, by some of the recent conversations around the stay lean / quality growth topic. From DeepAnalysis(DA): The Greater Grower Theory – Entrepreneurs ignore profits and spend for growth in the hopes that they may one day sell to an acquirer that will ignore profits and spend [...]

The Last of the Mohicans

I saw an interesting TV advert while on the stairmill in the gym this beautiful Friday morn.  It was a promo for Tom Cruise’s “Knight and Day” touting the positive reviews for the film opening this weekend.  Usually you would associate this type of advertising with the Audience Interview and “See it again for the [...]

A Pernicious Lack of Perspective

Over the last few years, I’ve managed to peek through my fingers, with some trepidation, to look at the postings of the enfant terribles of our tech-startup-blogosphere, those of Jason Fried, DHH and the 37Signals[11.37Signals.com [link]] cohort. And I’ve been able to get by with a silent shaking of a head and maybe the occasional [...]

My Shot At Explaining Bayes’ Theorem

As we all know Bayes’ Theorem is hot. And there are lots of good resources out there for Bayes’ Theorem.[11.An Intuitive Explanation of Bayesian Reasoning is ©2003 by Eliezer S. Yudkowsky. [link] ] Mine is a sort of mnemonic by way of explanation.  Bayes’ they say, is “deeply intuitive” and yet, it seemed, that I usually found [...]

High Frequency Trading, ECNs and the Green Light

I’ve got to do something to get my money back quickly. This calls for an aggressive trading strategy. Take 50% of my money and put it in the Blue Chips: Transatlantic Zeppelin, Amalgamated Spats, Congreve’s Inflammable Powders, US Hay. And sink the rest of my money into that up-and-coming Baltimore Opera Hat Company. That should [...]

Apple WWDC 2010

We have a Kind and Generous God![11.Apple WWDC 2010 Keynote Address [video]] He has given His Work to His people once again and ye it is great and wondrous. And He has forgiven us our transgressions of viewing His Work[22.iPhone 4] early on gizmodo! (what a graceful absolution He gave us with that joking aside!) [...]