• Archive for February, 2009

    On productivity, complexity and living in London

    by  • February 23, 2009 • Personal • 0 Comments

    In Iceland I would typically work about 60 to 80 hours a week. Much of that work was pretty invisible – it was long days spent away from all personal contact (except chatting online with friends from time to time) really thinking through incredibly fundamental assumptions. My working habits while in high output mode are [...]

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    The Collapsonomics Practice

    by  • February 19, 2009 • Personal • 7 Comments

    Usually I don’t get out of bed for anything less than 1% mortality rates. Harsh as that might sound, there are enough 1% problems to be working on that I do not usually focus on less lethal stuff. However, over the past month or so in London I’ve come to the conclusion that there is [...]

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    How it works.

    by  • February 19, 2009 • Science • 0 Comments

    There are three kinds of people: snacks, trolls and bastards. Snacks are people without strong personal competence or will. Trolls are people with strong personal competence, but without social status. Many computer programmers and engineers are trolls. They live in caves. Bastards are people with strong personal competence and high social status. Bastards who speak [...]

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    “Feed the world” at the Royal Institution

    by  • February 18, 2009 • Science • 2 Comments

    Feed the World We live in an age of scientific and technological advancement that was almost unimaginable only a few generations ago. From mobile telephones to the Large Hadron Collider, human know-how and ingenuity is deeper, more widespread and disseminates faster than at any time in history. However, despite our vast knowledge almost 900 million [...]

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