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Top Billing!: John HagelPareto Power and Leveraged Growth and Pareto Paring – Achieving Strategic Cost Reduction

The “Pareto Curve” of Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto is bettern known in the blogosphere as “The Long Tail” due to Chris Anderson of WIRED who wrote the recent bestseller The Long Tail, (Revised and Updated) and Nassim Nicolas Taleb‘s  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable which expounded on “Black Swan” events occuring on the “Extremistan” end of Pareto’s distribution curve.  The Pareto Curve has powerful applications, particularly well in a globalized, information economy, environment and John Hagel is, for me, always an educational read.

Scientific AmericanEvolution of the Mind: 4 Fallacies of Psychology and The Future of Man–How Will Evolution Change Humans?

“…Harpending and Hawks’s team estimated that over the past 10,000 years humans have evolved as much as 100 times faster than at any other time since the split of the earliest hominid from the ancestors of modern chimpanzees. The team attributed the quickening pace to the variety of environments humans moved into and the changes in living conditions brought about by agriculture and cities”

Lexington GreenClausewitz, On War, Book I: The Enduring Value of Clausewitz’s Articulation of the Nature of War

Also courtesy of Lex….

John Robb – Fewer Teachers more Automation

I want to tackle this post in detail later.

Fabius Maximus“Some people just want to see the world burn”

I agree with FM. Mr. Bowman does not understand the psychology of the warlord, or those who would sign up with them. From my view, the world contains no shortage of armed bohemians.

JosephfoucheThe First Rule of 5GW is, You Do Not Talk About 5GW

Heh. Dan of TDAXP meets his match in the smooth, original, Open Office, color graphics for war theory department.

SWJ BlogA Proposal for a Unifying Strategic Doctrine for National Security

A discussion starter.

The Claremont InstituteBennett and Cribb on Post-Racial Politics

There appears to be an interesting – though warily executed by both parties – reachng out going on between the conservative intellectual establishment and the incoming administration of Barack Obama. Sort of a political detente in progress for a possible strategic triangulation on issues where common ground can be discerned. 

John Seely Brown on “Creativity”:

That’s it !

3 Responses to “Recommended Reading ( and Viewing)”

  1. Lexington Green Says:

    Thanks for the link. 
    Fabius Maximus is right to flail Bowman.  He fails to GET IT on many levels, including his completely uncomprehending assessment of Dark Knight, which is a deep meditation on conflict in the current age.   The superhero guise is protective camouflage to get past the PC police, just like artist in the Soviet Union had to embed their actual message behind a screen of communist piety. 

  2. tdaxp Says:

    Definitely impressed with J.F.’s graphics!

    Re: the rapid human evolution piece, the debate over Farewell to Alms continues [1,2]

    [1] http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/gclark/Farewell%20to%20Alms/EREH%20response%20-%20revised.pdf
    [2] http://calculatedexuberance.blogspot.com/2008/12/farewell-to-alms-ii.html

  3. tdaxp » Blog Archive » The Heritability of Criminal Behavior Says:

    […] is an important point. Courtesy of zenpundit, in a discussion on jokers, Fabius Maximus (covering ground already seeded at Dreaming 5GW confuses […]

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