Category Archives: Misc

What does it mean to be an expert?

An IT expert Bozhidar Bozhanov makes interesting points about being an expert: “First, make sure you know what you don’t know, so that you can explore it if needed. Second, we need to value expertise with its imperfections. There is … Continue reading

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Free COVID-19 apps from BPM vendors

Sandy Kemsley wrote: “I’m aware of a few companies in our industry who are offering free apps — some just to customers, some to everyone — that can help to fight COVID-19 in different ways.” Link

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Pi … Continue reading

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Agile Lipstick…

Do you agree with this LinkedIn article: “Many Organisations are just applying Agile Lipstick i.e. making superficial or cosmetic changes in a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of the challenges their Organisation face“? Link

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Code for Good

Every year JPMorgan Chase invites university students and experienced professionals to join them for an impactful experience: Code for Good, a series of hackathons hosted in their global technology centers. During these events, participants spend 12-24 hours with JPM employees, … Continue reading

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Converting Customers to Fans

Chris Capossela, Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft: “A few years ago, we started to move our thinking away from how we could woo customers away from our competitors, and instead focus on developing a fan-centric culture, and I think this has … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are frauds

Apparently, two-thirds of the ‘anti-virus’ apps on Google Play are frauds. The report, published by Austrian antivirus testing outfit AV-Comparatives, analyzed 250 Android antivirus apps available on the official Google Play Store. The report’s results are tragicomical –with antivirus apps detecting … Continue reading

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Bill Gates: a new way to look at Leonardo

  “If you just look carefully, you could really figure the world out” On Dec. 18 Bill Gates wrote: “I’ve been fascinated by the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci for decades. He had one of the most innovative minds … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on Paul Allen

On Oct. 16 Bill Gates wrote: “When I think about Paul, I remember a passionate man who held his family and friends dear. I also remember a brilliant technologist and philanthropist who wanted to accomplish great things, and did.” Link

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No future without maths

“Today’s and tomorrow’s jobs will require more and more mathematics; and yet the level of students in the West seems to be consistently dropping. What can we tech companies do about this? Maths seems to have worked its way into … Continue reading

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