Yesterday's reading discovered some excellent articles:
- Esko Klipi on Medium, "It is only a few network connections away". He points out that networking is growing increasingly important as the Internet shrinks the world. Makes one realize that networks created by people could be more powerful than 20th century forms of organization.
- Evonomics.com on inequality, "The Science of Flow Says Extreme Inequality Causes Economic Collapse". What caught my attention was a quote from Robert Reich, "But in The Work of Nations (2010), Robert Reich also points out that the companies that are flourishing through globalization and technology are ones pursuing what he calls high-value capitalism, the high-quality customization of goods and services that can’t be duplicated by mass-produced uniformity at cheap places around the world." I rarely agree with Robert Reich, but I think he is correct this time. I think that corporate governance has enforced too narrow a set of objectives and the executives have opted for the easiest path. BTW, Evonomics is doing an excellent job of trying to redefine how we look at government economic policy with a particular emphasis on complexity economics.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review on corporate social responsibility, "Corporate Social Responsibility for a Data Age". In managing disasters much valuable data is behind corporate firewalls and not normally available to the government. The article suggests that the data be made available after the disaster, but it appears more logical to me to pre-position the data.
- At 25iq two great articles on entrepreneurship, "A Dozen Lessons on Growth" and "A Dozen Lessons About Product/Market Fit". Just simply one of the best blogs around on entrepreneurship. Step-by-step type detail on understanding subjects that most people misunderstand.
- An interesting article about neuroscience, "Measures of Entropy and Complexity in altered states of consciousness". What could be more geeky than entropy, complexity and neuroscience. What caught my eye was the notion of plotting complexity vs entropy.
- In another of my favorite blogs on economics, Marginal Revolution, "Online Education and Personalized Learning". The article makes the point that in any class there are students performing at many different grade levels. Online learning provides one way for students to follow their own pace of learning. Pace of learning is a big issue that I see rarely addressed. (See image above.)
- Aswath Damodaran on ValueWalk, "My Snap Story: Valuing Snap Ahead Of It’s IPO!". Damodaran is a leading academic authority on valuation and Snap will be one of the biggest IPOs of 2017, if it gets away. Sorry, got confused and included a finance article
Image credit: Marginal Revolution