WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/anatole-katok-mathematician-who-explored-chaos-theory-dies-at-73/2018/05/09/09516a6c-50d5-11e8-84a0-458a1aa9ac0a_story.html?utm_term=.f2c917abdba2 American mathematician, Anatole Katok, a leader in the theoretical exploration of dynamical systems - a subject treating the way complex aspects of the real world change and develop over time, died April 30 at a medical center in Danville, Pa at 73 was director of the Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State … Continue reading WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/personaltech/protect-yourself-on-facebook.html Audit your Facebook apps  On Facebook, go to the settings page and click on the Apps tab I was dumbfounded to see 10 apps enabled. Multiple I knew I'd done but all were multiple years old and related to music concerts. Remove any apps that you find suspicious or no longer use Sometimes these … Continue reading NYT – How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp After having read "Hamilton" came across reference to Washington's farewell address. Further, it may be the case Hamilton had a non-trivial role in helping to form this speech. I am not doing just to picking out important phrases other than they resonate with me. Please refer to the full text in the above link. … Continue reading Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

WSJ – How Jeffrey Immelt’s ‘Success Theater’ Masked the Rot at GE

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-jeffrey-immelts-success-theater-masked-the-rot-at-ge-1519231067 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/02/22/a-lesson-from-ge-the-power-of-telling-hard-truths-and-the-peril-of-avoiding-them/?utm_term=.163098e3a5f9 Executives and management hate to hear “bad news” or actual aspects of being able to realistically achieve a goal (engineers especially hate being over optimistic) Immelt, the longtime boss at General Electric was a polished presenter “This is a strong, very strong company,” Mr. Immelt said at the event last May. GE’s precipitous fall, following … Continue reading WSJ – How Jeffrey Immelt’s ‘Success Theater’ Masked the Rot at GE