Sunday, September 24, 2023

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Business and Politics: til death do us part

I regularly see posts on LinkedIn scolding the general network for the sin of posting anything that could be considered political. The wording varies, but it’s usually along the lines of: “this is supposed to be a business networking site, leave politics out of it.” It always gets lots of likes and affirmation in the comments. The problem is, politics and business are inextricably combined. Politics creates the context and the conditions for business. Politics...

Common Interests

Common Interests Okay, I'm no expert on public sentiment, just your average Joe. But I think I can feel some building ground swell, seeking to try and counter the divides that have been aggressively growing between us. No doubt the growing divides are influenced by age old struggles, between such things as tradition and progress, freedom and authority, stability and rebuilding. But at this point in time, I sense that we are at a particularly...

Message from the Precedent

I want to set a precedent by posting a link to a story that I believe is a particularly important read. Brad Hayes' piece Taking a critical look at the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is an excellent example of how BIG Media contributors are challenging people to think critically about big issues. I encourage my fellow members to post links to important stories with or without personal commentary. Our site looks best when posts are accompanied...

The Human-Machine Partnership

I wanted to share an article I posted a while ago on LinkedIn. It was mostly relevant to geoscience data, which is what I am most familiar with, but could relate easily to many other areas: "It" is artificial intelligence. How about a partnership between human and machine? Each contributing what it does best.