Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Median v. Average WWE

My goal in life is to explain standard deviation and the value of it over and over again until I cease to exist. Let us start with median v. average.
Brad Feld is a man of my intellectual liking. This is an old blog posting but .. still funny and interesting.
You Don’t Mean Average, You Mean Median.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chief Listening Officer and all that at Sales 2.0 conference

I recently attended the Sales 2.0 conference. My own observations are very aptly described by a recent post by Anneke Seley, Founder and CEO of Phone Works here: Wanted! Help! Chief listening Officer

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hilariosity (Strangely) of Peloponnesian proportions

This is the funniest thing I have ever read in the context of modern international history of economic crisis.

German politicians are asking the Greeks to sell their islands and/or artifacts in order to mitigate the current Euro and Greece crisis.
First, who would buy them?
Second, can you imagine Parthenon brought to you by Sanyo Electronics or Bharti Airtel?
Second, again, is it true what we want is a Greek island owned by Virgin Airlines?

Here was the Greek Prime Minister's response: “There are more imaginative and effective ways of dealing with the deficit than selling off Greek islands,” Mr. Papandreou said, according to The Financial Times. “We cherish these islands, and selling them would be out of the question. It would not help. It would be a one-off solution, and a viable economy means investing in that economy.”

Read more http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/greece-wont-sell-islands-to-cover-debts/

We need to care about the Greeks and help them with aid to get them out of the Hellenic proportion crisis. If we can solve Iceland's problems, we certainly can exercise similar restraint and implement good EU regulations to help Greece short-term and long-term.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Apple to compete in the gaming console space?

I've often wondered why Apple doesn't have a standalone gaming system like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft each do. A recent article on Videogamesrepublic.com suggests that Apple may be moving in to the gaming console arena after seeing so much success with web-based applications. Will they be an immediate threat to the "Big 3"? Not likely. Apple's core competency is internal software development, not independent game development.

The full article from Videogamesrepublic.com can be viewed here!

Serious Gaming with Nobel Laureates

From Nobelprize.org - Serious games and simulations based on the work of Nobel Laureates! You don't have to be a genius to understand the achievements of the Nobel prize winners.

Check out these games and simulations here !