Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Mental Models: Contrast-Misreaction Tendency (LINK)

Are We There Yet? Secular Stock Market Cycle Status - By John Mauldin and Ed Easterling (LINK)

Benedict Evans: Office, messaging and verbs (LINK)
When people talk about productivity - about PowerPoint and Excel and how Google Docs and the cloud will or won't kill them, or messaging and the cloud, or how you need a PC for 'real work' -  I'm reminded of CC Baxter and his Friden calculating machine. What killed those machines was not better, cheaper competitors but a completely different way to address the same underlying business need. Instead of hundreds of people recalculating insurance rates, the company bought a mainframe. The business need was being met, but the mechanism changed completely and the old tools disappeared. 
Getting Knocked Down (LINK)

Greece debt crisis: IMF attacks EU over bailout terms (LINK)

Scientists jubilant as Pluto mission phones home — safe (LINK)

Book of the day: Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy