Category Archives: Business and entrepreneurship

I always have at least 2-3 business ideas I’m working on. It takes money to get things cracking, and gee ain’t “get a job” useless advice in this job market. Random ideas, thoughts, plans, etc., in relation to my own business ideas, and any other innovative production-oriented or organizational technologies. Trade policy, social change and the view that production should be a process of creation and collaboration that ultimately serves both public and private interests often guide my thoughts in this regard. Every day is the beginning of the rest of your life, and exciting opportunities may always arise from the most unexpected circumstances.

Pathways to power survey for administration to those who interrupt public conferences and other meetings with continuous blackmail hunting by use of triggers and observing responses

1) Do you think blackmail or similar forms of coercion are acceptable means of suppressing competition or scaring away those who are not willing to participate in blackmail? 2) Would a 360 camera in every pair of underwear¬†be an acceptable … Continue reading

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Thoughts relating to perspectives on “flexible labour” as pertains to freelancers / contractors / self-employed

What share of independent professionals would turn down a guaranteed 40 hour work week at 80% of the pay per unit output? The benefits of flexible labour supply should not be ignored, and potential lifestyle aspects will appeal to some. … Continue reading

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Confirmation bias in the social media age as more relevant than desirability bias in the pre social media age?

Previously, some mere hundreds or thousands of varying sizes of media outlets competed for advertiser and subsriber dollars in media markets. To sell, it obviously makes sense to try to sell people what they want to read, what they want … Continue reading

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Predictably Craigslist: Handjob ads allowed, review of neurotech glossary flagged

A listing under “Gigs” entitled “discreet handjobs” remains, but an offer entitled “Seeking doctoral candidates to review neurotechnology glossary, $50” is flagged for removal.

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Orchestrated PROMOTION of “would not work with unless can self position as higher” as another angle to economic terrorism (a la shitty laws we have); PROMOTING to fight over pie (conceptually linked more to status perceptions than money in this view) instead of making pie

Some people would not work with some other person unless they can manage to self position as higher. If they can self position as higher, then they will be willing to work with some other person. Unsurprisingly, such people commonly … Continue reading

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If it can be done it may be done

One way to frame hacking and IT security risks, from an article from the Guardian which addresses the potential for major hacking to become more routine. It is a safe bet that if you have thought of a bad scenario, … Continue reading

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The wisdom of rule or be ruled logic and world views

I see several options: One is to rule. One is to be ruled. Thankfully, reality has provided us with a simple option set (rule or be ruled). Cooperating, for example, is just lame and leads to not ruling. Which, as … Continue reading

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“Tough on IT security”

We need more “tough on IT security” legislation which vigorously enables consumers and businesses to more easily assure themselves of their IT security.

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Blockchain is not very underground any more

BP, ING, Intel, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Reuters, Santander, UBS and others have recently formed a blockchain alliance (the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance).   So, if people were being put onto lists for talking about¬†“blockchain” technologies before (for example due to the … Continue reading

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What’s the marginal cost of “all your data”?

All you need is to give all your information for nothing, and you’ll get things which would not have been that expensive to buy anyways. Because the marginal cost is very low. What’s the marginal cost of “all your data”?

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