Category Archives: social

Big Brother Is Watching (in China)

Came across this Youtube video on how the Chinese government is applying Big Data on its people.  And it’s not what you think.  At least not what I thought. You see in the West (or the U.S. rather), Big Data are … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 6 Jan 2019

This week we crossed the years from 2018 into 2019. Like most transitions there was a sendoff of the old and a welcome of the new.  But, unlike most celebrations, the day happened with little fanfare.  I went to bed … Continue reading

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What About People?

The answer:  it is all about the people. Ever forget to get gas because too busy driving?  We get engrossed in the task, chase fact or truth for its own sake, and leave people’s feeling at the curb.  We lose … Continue reading

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Labeling

Information are classified into categories.  So they can be organized and retrieved quickly.  As part of the process, labels are affixed to these categories (or sub-categories) for identification.  Makes perfect sense and all good. But when it comes to people, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Winter sun softens the chill feeling. Perfect prelude for Santa’s traveling. Deck the halls with boughs of holly. It is time to be ready for season’s jolly. To family, friends near and far, A Merry Christmas wherever you are.

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Week In Review – 23 Dec 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . .  Albeit, the government is partially shutdown, the holiday moods as well as my retirement are thankfully not dampened. The traditional family and relatives gatherings go on as usual.  For an introvert like … Continue reading

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Reblog: Negotiate Nicely?

  Often in negotiations the feelings is opposition. The more you get the less I will end up. In other words, a zero sum or win-lose proposition.  But negotiation does not have to be combative nor opposing according to this … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytic, the Modern Crystal Ball?

Having data or collecting data is not valuable. Using data is.   ~ Dr. Ravi Kalakota Doesn’t matter if it is data -base, -warehouse, or -lake, size of the data matters only if the data can be used in a meaningful way.  … Continue reading

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Here We Are

Half truth and fake news, what are we to believe? Civility and humility,  couldn’t we just get along? On compassion and unity, where do we find them? Do look and tell, they are right within us. December musings

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What People Skills?

When asked what skills do I have?  “People skills” is my answer. It may surprise some.  In that, I do have an engineering degree.  But this engineer can’t drive locomotive, ship, or airplane.  Like a Juris Doctor who can’t cure … Continue reading

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