Category Archives: Misc

Sometimes it’s Healthy to Break the Rules

There are words of CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “Not following rules and letting go might actually make you feel better. Just ask musicians who improvise and make up music on the fly. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about his study on … Continue reading

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Best Holiday Wishes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members, readers, and friends of the Decision Management Community! Here is a musical present from Dr. Alan Fish: Listen

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A Developer Running For Parliament

Bozhidar Bozhanov, a well-known software professional, decided to run for Bulgarian parliament. He wrote: “Lawmaking is quite like programming (except it doesn’t regulate computer behavior, it regulates public life, which is far more complex and important). I already have a decent … Continue reading

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In memory of Dr. Harold Boley

Dr. Harold Boley passed away in December 2020. Being a well-known scientist in the semantic web movement and the Chair of RuleML from 2001 to 2020, Harold devoted a lot of efforts to integrate the academic research in the area … Continue reading

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Virtual Meetings: DOs and DON’Ts

It’s safe to say we’ve all gotten comfortable with virtual meetings, maybe even a little too comfortable. If you’re struggling with virtual meeting fatigue, read DOs and DON’Ts recommended by Netmind.net: 

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Buridan’s Indecisioning

Buridan’s Principle: A discrete decision based upon an input having a continuous range of values cannot be made within a bounded length of time.  Leslie Lamport Everyday example: “You’re walking down the street and realize, to your chagrin, that you’re … Continue reading

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The ‘computer’ can be wrong

Ben Evans: “A long-running story: in 1999 the UK Post office deployed a buggy software system to its branches that led to almost a thousand people being wrongly accused and convicted of theft, and this is only now being unwound. … Continue reading

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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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