On hiring

John Carmack on Twitter: People like the idea of hard and fast rules, but putting +/-infinity as a factor in a policy decision is almost never the best plan. Hiring is an obvious example, with “requirements” that filter out large chunks of applicants that don’t have some kind of back channel \ influence. Disqualifications are […]

The stasis of “healthcare innovation”: Get new ideas!

AI in healthcare is a classic case of putting the cart before the horse. Yes, this one: Transformation can begin only if there is a felt need. If there’s none, you can roll off hype straight from the consultants marketing pitch (or sales deck). What is that isn’t working? What sort of system’s research is […]

WebRTC: Importance

Eric Rescoria writes: WebRTC isn’t a complete videoconferencing system; it’s a set of tools built in to the browser that take care of many of the hard pieces of building a VC (videoconferencing) system so that you don’t have to….Importantly, this functionality is all standardized: the API itself was published and by the World Wide Web […]

The flywheel effect

Blogging should follow the “flywheel effect”. I have reiterated several times- blogging helps in writing. The free flow of ideas makes it easier to understand and spot patterns. Here’s an example of the flywheel effect These assume importance for those in content marketing and “trying” to funnel in customers, but I have mentioned it here […]