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This Impenetrable Cloud

I have a growing dissatisfaction with search engines that I have resorted to relying on published curated content (e.g. books) for reliable knowledge. Increasingly, I find that search engines do not satisfy my queries though I’ll readily admit that I’ve resorted to reading quora pages, which are more attuned to …

Team Life Cycle

Teams are social structures that like any other experience various stages of being. Just as we are born, go through various stages of development into adulthood, mature in our contribution to the world then eventually retire and die, so do teams and the tasks they go through. If teams perpetually …

On Capitalism

Capitalism is synonymous with money or credit. That is wrong. Capitalism has to do with an abundance of valuable resource under exclusive control. Money or credit is not a valuable resource—merely the capacity to complete transactions. Therefore, it is possible to have a capitalistic economy without any money …

Effective Intelligence

When we think of ordinary intelligence we are bound to think of the intelligence quotient (IQ). The IQ is a measure of ‘brain power’—your capacity to extract form from perception, usually visual perception. It is a power measure because it factors in time. Therefore, an individual with a high IQ …

On Productivity: Take 2 - Productivity As A Systems Effect

I have previously written about productivity. However, I feel that the list of points I outlined were all incrementally influential on productivity--you can only make superficial and volition-based gains in productivity. Instead, what is needed is to think of productivity, not as a volitional attribute (he is productive), but …