Monthly Archives: April 2009

Thinking about dimensions

A romance of many dimensions, says the subtitle to Flatland. It was written in the 1880s, and is out of copyright, so I’m linking to the Project Gutenburg free version. It’s a short read, much talked about by mathematicians. I … Continue reading

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Killing the White Swan

Finally, after almost two years, I’ve gotten around to reading the much talked about book The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The term Black Swan has entered financial vocabulary, so it’s good to evaluate the source. Overall, it’s a … Continue reading

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The Stockdale Paradox

It’s not a secret that I think very highly of heroic women and men. One of my favorite posts is Medals and Goodness, about medals, virtue, and evil. From time to time I read tales of Carnegie Hero Medal award … Continue reading

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