Archive for November, 2004

Machine guns are to Google as _______ are to profit

, written by Jeremy

I live in Ottawa. Today President Bush came to visit.

H-O-L-Y C-O-W! Cops: everywhere. Helicopters and airplanes all over the place. Super cool snipers sneaking around rooftops. Dogs, barricades, security checks, blinders, tents to get in and out of cars, …

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Entrepreneurial “how to”

, written by Jeremy

One of my clients helps people make career decisions and he’s great at it. He’s also a great entrepreneur. A few years ago he was a top 40 under 40 entrepreneur.

Two nights ago we were draining glasses in a …

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Look!

, written by Jeremy

A few days ago I met one of life’s undeclared mentors. One of those people that have seen so much, done so much, and achieved so much that nearly every idea is weighted with a multitude of applications.

One thing …

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Who’s an ox?

, written by Jeremy

I think I missed my own point last night. The sift experiment isn’t about finding bright answers. It’s about finding the right pieces.

In Davidson’s analysis, the subjects were given more than enough pieces to complete a puzzling problem. …

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Not Einstein? Use sift.

, written by Jeremy

Research says people of average intelligence benefit from help when solving problems requiring insight. Unless entrepreneurs are bright across the board, this suggests sift is verifiably relevant.

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Complexity challenge

, written by Jeremy

I’ve written before on the cross-over from science into business and cited with gushing enthusiasm the insights of Edward O. Wilson. I’ve just finished reading Veran Allee’s book the Future of Knowledge. Her book is a pretty good …

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Feel the biorhythms

, written by Jeremy

We all have our cycles. Evelyn Rodriguez talks about innovation, insight and the incubation thereof. We face a world of difficult challenges. Shouldn't we know more about the nature of human innovation? The economic significance of a better understanding is difficult to overestimate.

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How to be insightful

, written by Jeremy

I'm reading the "Nature of Insight". A compendium of articles by psychologists on the current state of understanding on insight. It looks like we've got some lessons to learn.

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Thunk thoughts

, written by Jeremy

I've been reading Human Action by Ludwig von Mises. He makes two important points: action is preceded by thinking and only individuals think. This is important because economists don't understand individuals.

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