Monthly Archives: September 2011

Anomie

Was struck by the sentiments expressed on Newsnight report (tweeted this lunchtime). See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/9603216.stm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter In part of my exploration of the possible use of lean or other business philosophies and techniques at different scales of economic system, last December, I was … Continue reading

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Useful symbols

Useful maths and logic symbols: ℂ ℝ ℚ ∞ φ | ψ ∑ ∫ ∮ ∇ ∂ Δ δ σ † ⊥ ∀ ⊧ → ⊢ ¬ ⊗ × π ∧ ⇔ ∃ ℵ ℝ ~ ∈ ℤ ± ∓ … Continue reading

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Boardroom Just a Minute !

Further to blog from 19th Sept: IDEA: Wouldn’t it be useful if all boardroom agenda items were only allowed to last one minute, conducted without repetition, deviation, hesitation and the other thing. I replied to a retweet from @TimHarford on @LucyMarcus’s piece “It’s time to fix … Continue reading

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Policy Deployment : Personal Performance Review

Spot on. Been on both sides of this conversation. http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-09-25/ New maths research project “Policy Deployment Game Theory”. .. Dear EPSRC… doh !

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Update: Neutrinos, Satellites, Economy and Causality

Neutrinos: fascinating webcast lecture Friday from the CERN OPERA chap. Lots of explaination of corrections and stuff. This might have been one of the questions (maybe the one about drilling a hole in the tunnel) but I would have thought that … Continue reading

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UK Manufacturing: 3000 BAE Jobs Cut ?

I’m just hearing (wake up BBC Business !) that BAE Systems are likely to cut 3000 jobs in Lancs, on the back of reduced defence spending. This is an attrocious indication for UK manufacturing, not just for aerospace and defence. Discuss To … Continue reading

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Speeding Neutrinos, Falling Satellites, Failing Economy and Causality

It’s all happening today ! CERN seem sufficiently baffled to go public with the unexpected results of their muon neutrino experiment. Having done some big long-term experiments (in steel works), when you get some odd results with lots of data, … Continue reading

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