NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/smarter-living/how-to-finally-just-make-a-decision.html Fear of Better Options. Researchers call this phenomenon maximization -  relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you'll miss out on the "best" one maximizers tend to make better decisions less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research (called satisficers)  maximizers less satisfied because they … Continue reading NYT – How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

NYT – Review of “In Praise of Wasting Time” Speaks Ominously of a Digital “Grid”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/business/dealbook/review-in-praise-of-wasting-time-speaks-ominously-of-a-digital-grid.html M.I.T. professor Alan Lightman's (eclectic physicist, novelist and essayist) book "In Praise of Wasting Time," proposes "that half our waking minds be designated and saved for quiet reflection."  targeting the subversive impact on civilization of the increasingly frenetic pace of life Failure results in the collective destruction of "our inner selves and our creative … Continue reading NYT – Review of “In Praise of Wasting Time” Speaks Ominously of a Digital “Grid”

WSJ – Oracle Wins Court Ruling Against Google in Multibillion Dollar Copyright Case

https://www.wsj.com/articles/oracle-wins-court-ruling-against-google-in-long-running-copyright-case-1522164091 So lame…so many years old. Does this even matter at this point? Plus, not even Oracle engineers that produced this tech…but rather some company they bought Federal appeals court revived Oracle Corp.'s multibillion-dollar copyright infringement claims against Alphabet Inc.'s Google  Google's use of Oracle's Java programming technology wasn't "fair,"  a case that dates back to 2010 (ha ha ha … … Continue reading WSJ – Oracle Wins Court Ruling Against Google in Multibillion Dollar Copyright Case

WaPo – China’s breathtaking transformation into a scientific superpower

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-breathtaking-transformation-into-a-scientific-superpower/2018/01/21/03f883e6-fd44-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html?utm_term=.2f88bdf4d28b https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/ https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/report https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/digest/sections/preface National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial "Science & Engineering Indicators describing the state of American technology  report's main conclusion lies elsewhere: China has become — or is on the verge of becoming — a scientific and technical superpower China has become the second- largest … Continue reading WaPo – China’s breathtaking transformation into a scientific superpower

WSJ – Blockchain May Offer a Résumé You Can Trust

https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-may-offer-a-resume-you-can-trust-1520820121 How do I know job candidates are telling the truth about their background? handful of educational institutions and technology companies are working on developing trustworthy, quickly verifiable digital diplomas and résumés using blockchain Massachusetts Institute of Technology just issued digital diplomas based on blockchain to all of its students who graduated in February -  can … Continue reading WSJ – Blockchain May Offer a Résumé You Can Trust

WSJ – PwC Has an Answer for the Blockchain: Audit It

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pwc-has-an-answer-for-the-blockchain-audit-it-1521194401 If blockchain technology can validate transactions the way an auditor traditionally does, what's left for an auditor to do? - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's answer: Validate the validators.  unveiled a new offering Friday that will provide an outside look at clients' use of the blockchain—making sure companies are implementing and using it properly, and allowing people within a company to continuously … Continue reading WSJ – PwC Has an Answer for the Blockchain: Audit It