A Brilliant Madness - The Story of John Nash
A Brilliant Madness - The Story of John Nash A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash...
'This man is a genius'
[John Forbes Nash, Jr.] has also developed work on the role of money in society. In the context that people can be so controlled and motivated by money that they may not be able to reason rationally about it, he has criticized interest groups that promote quasi-doctrines based on Keynesian economics that permit manipulative short-term inflation and debt tactics that ultimately undermine...
In nature - failure doesn’t occur. The error is within us. And we have to correct our course time and time again.
Future of bigbusiness; make sens out of all the data. Software/Techology and Analytics become more and more an asset while amount of data increases.
The weak are always hit hardest first!
Our ‘once-idyllic existence had turned into a kind of bad dream, […] all changed so quickly, and life has become very hard. “As a chief, I have to have vision and look down the road, but I don’t know what will happen to my children and grandchildren.” That people (tribes, whole ancient old cultures) who are living in the Amazon area are forced to move somewhere else because the...
I don’t think honesty is an asset in a politician. If anything it is a...– Peter Schiff (Source)
Sometimes it’s the deals a firm makes– or doesn’t make– in a crash that matter...– Sarah Lacy (Source)
We were always wrong about the future in time and detail. Then why is it that when people fail in their own area of expertise that we make a big deal out of it? We should know better from history!
(GER) Robert Shiller im Interview beim...
Hier das volle Interview. Here is sort of the same on Bloomberg in English. Teilen Sie nicht die Auffassung der Finanzmärkte, dass sich eine konjunkturelle Erholung abzeichnet? Die jüngsten Quartalsergebnisse der US-Firmen fallen bisher etwas besser aus als erwartet. Ich bin da relativ pessimistisch. Mir macht unter anderem Sorge, dass die Verbraucher-Sparrate auf 6,9 Prozent in die Höhe...
AOL’s newest CEO Tim Armstrong ...
… acknowledges “We think the Web will fragment in the future,” “I think you have to be agnostic about where your content goes. If they want to get it on Twitter, you should let them get it on Twitter. If they want to get it on your destination site, then let them do that.” “Real-time messaging feeds have a wide spectrum of usage,” “In some places speed is more important than depth. In...
emails / Archiving Domain name management Paperwork Reading … something.
One theme. Different versions.
… the internet made it possible. And the peoples creativity. Techno Chicken; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_2_EJogf2A Classic Chicken (Sesam Street); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6TTU1knUM Ode To Joy; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A And the comes the Amateurs and rock the world; One; É Preciso Saber Viver - 11 vozes e palmas. Two; CANON IN D - by Paulinho Winterle ...
It doesn’t matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches...– Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997)
I want to go with the one I love. I do not want to calculate the cost. I do...– Bertolt Brecht
At some point, [...] everyone has to come home.
“”This yearning to return home, this yearning for a community with identity and roots, is one of the most powerful things one learns from going on the road. I know. I feel it myself, here today, here in my home. As T.S. Eliot famously concluded his Four Quartets: We shall not cease exploration/ And the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place...
If Oil price lower than $70 + creditcrunch = no...
[…] consumers could face another price crunch in the coming years as investment lags and demand rises. Some producers will no doubt see this as a “strategic victory.” Yet unless they [oil rich countries] have learned the lesson of 2008-2009 — on the need to diversify their economic bases beyond narrow resource wealth — once the next bubble bursts, they will no doubt need to...
#challenges #future #recession #society...
The challenges we face are not technological ones, but moral ones.
If you fight you might lose, if you don’t you have already lost.– Bertolt Brecht
I had to learn the hard way that some people walk into our lives and physically...– Arminda Meer (via quotewhore)
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates...– Dorothy Thompson (via kari-shma)
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.– Ernest Hemingway
Time is the capital we’ve been given by God to invest wisely. So the question is...– Billy Graham
The real challenges of this crisis [recession] lie ahead of us.– Pascal Lamy, WTO Director.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.– Milton Friedman
There is no time, no market where you can not make...
… this should be the slogan for capitalism and free markets. Some bet on a housing bubble in America and made a ton of money (well deserved). Some didn’t see it coming at all (the drunk guys at the party). And some know that there is always a good party somewhere in the city to hang out. You just need to know the fundamentals, have some insights, be sharp, stay positive, and know what...
We know the truth, we do not want to hear it or talk about it. But we know the truth. And when we do nothing about it we know we will lose it. Maybe everything.
Do stuff that average people don’t understand. Because those are the only good...– Andy Warhol
Somewhere, the love faded. Moonwalks gave way to breakdancing and hip-hop,...– Bill Werde, @bwerde (editorial director of billboard mag on MJ’s tribute piece) (via rosiesiman)
The influence of mankind on the oceans of our living planet is destructive. But what we do to stop this process is not enough. The international consent is clear; we need to change things. But we lack political will as well as business. http://www.oceana.org/ http://www.ifm-geomar.de/ If we don’t act now - disaster awaits us.
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) looks at...
In its 79th Annual Report, The BIS Annual Report argues that financial instruments, markets and institutions all require reform if a truly robust system is to emerge. But better regulation is not enough. Macroeconomic policies can and must play a role in promoting financial stability. For monetary policy, this means taking better account of asset prices and credit booms; for fiscal policy, it...
Read for knowledge and write with the goal of exploring ideas.– Aaron M. Brower, University of Wisconsin-Madison. [Wikipedia entry] (Source)
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we...– Albert Einstein