I had no idea that absolutely everything would be this complicated and take this long.
No one can escape the transforming fire of machines. Kevin Kelly – New Rules for the New Economy Not all technologies are created equal. Most… Read More »Technology (4): General Purpose Technologies
Progress is usually debated in terms of the big things like lifting the Third World out of poverty, eliminating child mortality, or science & tech:… Read More »“Dogs that do not bark”: Gwern Branwen on unseen progress since the 1990s
This was a great episode of People I (Mostly) Admire. The section comes at around the 15 minute mark as they finish a discussion about… Read More »Sendhil Mullainathan, Steve Levitt (and Alex Tabarrok) on sunk costs and status quo bias
Discomfort drives vision I think reality is what prompts our vision. More specifically, reality causes discomfort of some kind, which in turn creates a desire… Read More »What prompts vision for change? What drives us to action? What happens next?
This series draws on the work of Clayton Christensen and Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon to identify the causes of non-consumption of products or other… Read More »Thinking again about market-creating innovations (3): Access Problems
Yesterday I drew on the work of Clayton Christensen and Efosa Ojomo to identify 5 causes of non-consumption of products or solutions: Lack of awareness… Read More »Thinking again about market-creating innovations (2): Marketing Problems