May 25, 2013
"High-throughput genomics and the centralization of science funding have enabled Big Science to generate “high-impact false positives” by the truckload"
May 15, 2013
"when sensors become completely ubiquitous and unobtrusive (in a few years) the perspective will actually shift: you will be irresponsible if you don’t measure yourself continuously."
May 7, 2013
"The political expert who bores you with an cloud of “howevers” is probably right about what’s going to happen. The charismatic expert who exudes confidence and has a great story to tell is probably wrong."
April 23, 2013
"Almost half of Americans with a degree are in jobs that do not require one, according to a study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Fifteen per cent of taxi drivers in the US have a degree, up from 1 per cent in 1970. Likewise, 25 per cent of sales clerks are graduates, against 5 per cent in 1970. An astonishing 5 per cent of janitors now have a bachelor’s degree."
April 12, 2013
"China has become like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, a Destroyer-of-Worlds. You can’t win a physical capital accumulation battle against someone whose plan is to overinvest and lose money on the physical capital."
March 22, 2013
"[too many] infographics are starting with questions like “Will this blow up on the internet?” or demands such as “I want an infographic! About what? Whatever!” And these so-called information graphics threaten to undermine even the most shining examples."
March 22, 2013
"Some estimate that arsenic and heavy metals have compromised up to 40 percent of China’s soil; the actual percentage from a 2010 government survey is still considered a state secret. Furthermore, 90 percent of Chinese urban areas’ groundwater is considered polluted, with about 60 percent of groundwater considered “severely polluted”."
March 19, 2013
"you don’t have to be a complete genius to figure out that scientific evidence is not with the anti-GM lobby."
March 14, 2013
Happy Pi Day!
March 4, 2013
"The only people who can afford [Harvard Business School] graduates are places like McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, hedge funds, and private equity. So in “classic disruption style,” top MBA programs have overshot the salaries that the majority of companies can bear. The result? Competition on the low end that will eventually move to the top"
— Innovator’s Dilemma Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School Disruption - Business Insider