WaPo – Nobel Prize-winning psychologist to CEOs – Don’t be so quick to go with your gut

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/04/nobel-prize-winning-psychologist-ceos-dont-be-so-quick-go-with-your-gut/?utm_term=.de7528b97165 https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/a-structured-approach-to-strategic-decisions/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=washpo&utm_campaign=Kahn0319 (free version of this no longer available … that I can find) https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/thinking-fast-and-slow-by-daniel-kahneman-book-review.html https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Anatomy-of-Influence/129688 Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (Nobel Prize 2002 psychologists) upended the notion that human beings are rational decision-makers This work influenced how medical decisions made, political scientists think about foreign policy, investors evaluate investment risks Kahneman  with two others wrote … Continue reading WaPo – Nobel Prize-winning psychologist to CEOs – Don’t be so quick to go with your gut

NPR – Statisticians Call To Arms – Reject Significance And Embrace Uncertainty

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/20/705191851/statisticians-call-to-arms-reject-significance-and-embrace-uncertainty https://amstat.tandfonline.com/toc/utas20/current https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9 Why do studies often flip-flop from one answer to another? one reason for the fluctuations is that scientists have a hard time handling the uncertainty It is being suggest to ban the very concept of "statistical significance." declaring a result to be statistically significant or not essentially forces complicated questions to be … Continue reading NPR – Statisticians Call To Arms – Reject Significance And Embrace Uncertainty

NPR – Software Is Everywhere, But It’s Not Always an Upgrade

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/24/705966447/software-is-everywhere-but-its-not-always-an-upgrade  software is everywhere, sometimes doing things we don't expect.  the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, turned out that software inside the cars had been running the engines in such a way as to cheat on emissions tests While possible for manufacturers to use software dishonestlya a more common problem is software that's used to enable … Continue reading NPR – Software Is Everywhere, But It’s Not Always an Upgrade

WaPo – A new 3-D printing technique creates solid objects using rays of light

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/05/new-d-printing-technique-creates-solid-objects-using-rays-light/?utm_term=.04c1c6aba87d http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/01/30/science.aau7114 created a 3-D printer that can create entire objects simultaneously instead of creating them one painstaking layer at a time like most printing techniques. The new approach — known as Computer Axial Lithography (CAL) — carves an object out of a synthetic resin that solidifies when it comes into contact with particular patterns … Continue reading WaPo – A new 3-D printing technique creates solid objects using rays of light

Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594488215/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 What a good book on "thinking about thinking".  Below is a summary of the book above (which is 218 pages) Intro – Moral Algebra A growing scientific field called "decision theory" – roots in economics, behavioral psychology, neuroscience – codifying a number of frameworks for making long-term decisions Create a list of pros and … Continue reading Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-countrys-r-d-agenda-could-use-a-shake-up-scientists-say-11545483780?emailToken=3b602f0a642f5420b507779330c6bbd3QPof7GYfmnUQXlKFXSyahL5Z4yow4fRre6+h5TCvJzQ/AX9CTQB8uuolFWNtLmObiud6BC+MpuBSbtQyi80aCAmqJGrZjfFTqtxzDPOi1I1maQbOEPIg/CEPLSx7Mk/L&reflink=article_gmail_share U.S. federal research is split among dozens of agencies and departments, a hodgepodge that scientists say has some advantages because it promotes competition The U.S. is spending roughly $1 billion to $2 billion annually, much of it federal funds, to build the first "exascale" supercomputer—capable of a quintillion calculations a second, which is at … Continue reading WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up

WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-tech-firms-are-winning-the-r-d-spending-race-with-china-1540873318?emailToken=733a85d5bba8a4beabc062c97f85ad52dH/gYnhWDZGoik+flfNPYpw93WYplWJhcU97Wky9298kMSa7wG/LhAWroeRyKH+x6KQieb4rKJURvmVuCEmdcSfKnh5Nj4XRvPidlv59HVGMFDJp8r7GIijYaUwL+i9G&reflink=article_gmail_share American companies maintain a major advantage over their Chinese rivals in a critical area: spending on research and development  invested more than $5 in R&D for every $1 spent by Chinese companies - report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Chinese Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba each spent less than at least 44 other companies reflects an approach toward innovation by … Continue reading WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China