Qualities of a Quantity

I just read that Pokémon Go developer Niantic is collaborating with Starbucks to make thousands of their locations Pokémon gyms nationwide. It begs the question, ‘Why?’ The game launched back in the summer and exploded in popularity, but according to this article, the game had already stumbled and lost a vast swath of its player… Continue reading Qualities of a Quantity

The Money Game

Change in industry is normal, and expected. It’s also sometimes difficult to digest. I read the other day an opinion piece in the New York Times that described the economy, firms, and jobs with the metaphor of a vertical parking structure, wherein the seats in the cars are jobs, and the cars come and leave… Continue reading The Money Game

Fanning the Right Flames

Fire walks are touted as a demonstration of mind over matter. Cool confidence in a hot situation. They don’t violate any natural laws either. Like feet, wood is actually a rather poor conductor of heat. However, some people’s conduct during a Tony Robbins seminar led to some of them getting burned. As you can see… Continue reading Fanning the Right Flames

Why Not to Spare Some Change

Our pale blue dot, as described in Cosmos with Carl Sagan (and have you seen the new one – great stuff!) will probably go on existing far into the future regardless of what global warming does to ourselves and other species. Maintenance of the Earth is biologically important. Some organisms will be able to adapt,… Continue reading Why Not to Spare Some Change