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From Computational Complexity

By Any Other Name Would Be Just As Hard

In 1973 Donald Knuth searched for a name for the hardest problems in NP. Steve Cook didn't give a name in his paper and Karp called them P-complete. Knuth suggested...

IT Shaping Decision Making
From The Eponymous Pickle

IT Shaping Decision Making

Good piece by Carmen Nobel in HBS Working Knowledge:" ... What determines whether decisions happen on the bottom, middle, or top rung of the corporate ladder? New...

Control Fraud
From Schneier on Security

Control Fraud

I had never heard the term "control fraud" before: Control fraud theory was developed in the savings and loan debacle. It explained that the person controlling...

Interesting Links 1 November 2010
From Computer Science Teacher Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 1 November 2010

The big thing going on last week was the Microsoft WorldWide Innovative Educators forum in South Africa. I didn

On Enterprise Business Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Enterprise Business Intelligence

Doug Lautzenheiser, a leading subject matter expert in the use of Business Intelligence software within corporate organizations, takes a look at Forrester's reporting...

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - October 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 10)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - October 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 10)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the October issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content,...

Blekko: A Slashtag Search Engine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blekko: A Slashtag Search Engine

Every now and then there is an attempt at a new take on the search engine.  Zakta is an example I took a look at that attempts to build specialized research experiences...

How Much Math Does the Average Person Need?
From The Eponymous Pickle

How Much Math Does the Average Person Need?

InSlashdot, a provocative piece on the real need for advanced math education for the average person.  My training is in industrial applications of mathematics,...

Halloween and the Irational Fear of Stranger Danger
From Schneier on Security

Halloween and the Irational Fear of Stranger Danger

From the Wall Street Journal: Take "stranger danger," the classic Halloween horror. Even when I was a kid, back in the "Bewitched" and "Brady Bunch" costume era...

Zombies at Sears
From The Eponymous Pickle

Zombies at Sears

Zombie Marketing at Sears.  How delightful.  What, no vampires?  Catches you attention today, I guess.

Drive Through Supermarket
From The Eponymous Pickle

Drive Through Supermarket

The drive through supermarket is a concept I have studied for some time.  Here Tesco tests the concept.  Baldock is in the county of Hertfordshire which is just...

links for 2010-10-31
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-10-31

U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patenting Welcome and surprising intervention by the US government saying that natural things like genes should not be...

BJ Fogg and Persuasive Technologies
From The Eponymous Pickle

BJ Fogg and Persuasive Technologies

In my last post I mentioned BJ Fogg.  We learned of his work while using the Institute for the Future over a number of years.  He is a Stanford researcher and consultant...

Gamification of HealthCare
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gamification of HealthCare

Design Mind on the Gamification of Healthcare.  Includes mention  of BJ Fogg, who we utilized for projects in the enterprise that dealt with incentive several times...

Winn Dixie's Happy Meals for Adults
From The Eponymous Pickle

Winn Dixie's Happy Meals for Adults

An interesting idea.  The llink and full article contains lots of example images.  Also seems quite complicated, and I think adult consumers might quickly be oversaturated...

Food Continues to get more Affordable
From The Eponymous Pickle

Food Continues to get more Affordable

A look at the continued and growing affordability of food.  Despite criticisms, the agriculture system is remarkable.  Also the effects of international trade.

Cargo Security
From Schneier on Security

Cargo Security

The New York Times writes: "Despite the increased scrutiny of people and luggage on passenger planes since 9/11, there are far fewer safeguards for packages and...

? Leveraging Community
From Wild WebMink

? Leveraging Community

Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted Very smart move (also covered at GigaOm) – Microsoft are trying to lead the race to the bottom with HTML 5,...

Friday Squid Blogging: Dissecting a Giant Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Dissecting a Giant Squid

Interesting television program from UK Channel 4.

Strategic Process Improvement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Strategic Process Improvement

Brad Power on the importance of improving strategic process in the HBR.   I am further a believer in using simulation methods to understand these processes in great...
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