Monthly Archives: March 2015

Who is Smarter?

In Sapiens, Yuval Noah Hariri argues that foragers need more intelligence than farmers. Foragers need to know much more about their environment, including information about many varieties of plants. Farmers just need to know a routine for raising a staple … Continue reading

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Be a Vampire

Your job, I often tell the junior people under my watch, is to make everyone above you more productive. Sometimes I call it a pyramid and that everyone’s job is to push everyone else up the pyramid to higher value … Continue reading

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Well, Google went and did it

Google has built its insurance aggregator. Insurance aggregators are no new idea, yet many note that Google has carved out an excellent business in the airline aggregator business and expect them to do the same here. Sure, probably. But I’d say … Continue reading

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Job Training

There has apparently been a decline in on the job training: My hackles are raised. In my world, the average employee is much, much more skilled today than even when I started 11 years ago and this has nothing to … Continue reading

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The Most Undervalued Business Insight

Cramer is very close to the following insight: the reason why more companies don’t imitate Berkshire Hathaway is that they would have to destroy too much of their existing corporations to make it worth their while.  As such, the “secrets” … Continue reading

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