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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 ] cohort.

And I’ve been able to get by with a silent shaking of a head and maybe the occasional chortle or two.

But this article was the final straw:

Never Read Another Resume

It was just too much.  I couldn’t silently let this one pass.  I feel provoked to comment on it.

Along the lines of their recent book, the pithy Rework[22.Rework, Crown Business, 3/2010. Potential readers, don’t be misled by the 288pp  page count, it has wider margins than a Scott Olsen High School Essay! link]],  this article is advice from Mr. Fried on how to run your business in a “non-conventional way,”…

    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.  ]

    Mine is a sort of mnemonic by way…

      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….

      Apple WWDC 2010

      We have a Kind and Generous God![11.Apple WWDC 2010 Keynote Address ]

      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…

        Feds Open Criminal Probe of Goldman Sachs

        Investment Firm “Not Surprised” as Justice Launches Investigation on Heels of SEC Civil Fraud Suit[11. cbsnews.com, 4/30/10 ]

        “Not Surprised?!?”

        (ok, maybe taken a little out of context)

        As a long time admirer of the firm and its…