Shifting objectives shifts outcomes

By rickColosimo / June 5, 2015 /

I recently finished the first draft for my book on the nine principles of war, reformulated and recast as they should be applied to business. My friend Tom read the draft to provide some initial comments, and we ended up talking about whether to add a discussion on the seeming inapplication of strategy to the…

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My kids live in the future.

By rickColosimo / March 4, 2014 /

Thinking about my kids’ world. It’s already different from mine. Answering machines and voicemail came when I was in grade school and are almost dead. Long distance isn’t. It’s easier than ever to create. And everyone gets to be an individual.  This thought was spurred in part by looking at summer camps and recoiling at the…

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Reality is more complex than the map

By rickColosimo / January 19, 2014 /

The reality of being a single dad is even more complicated than this because all the lines are about half-an-inch wide (to scale), so it’s really an enormous mass of grey. OTOH, maybe that means I really should just stop trying to figure stuff out — but that’s hard to do when your primary skill…

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Rant on understanding what you’re studying

By rickColosimo / October 7, 2013 /

This article on increasing mortality rates, i.e., decreased lifespan, among certain American women is a good one to for econ and math professors to give to their stats students as a quiz. “Identify errors….” In an email to a friend, I described this article as  half-written” because it so obviously makes statements that are completely…

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