Category: The Frontier posts

We are living in the Age of Noise. Not the age of information; not the age of dis-information. The age of noise. There is a large number of people whose salaries are based on number of words written or articles published, and/or on number of views generated. These people need to produce to make a […]

Lessons learned & observations made & realizations had… in 2016 Note: for sources, ‘via’ signals ‘how I understood their [the person’s] concept’; direct quotes comes with person’s name; no source means it occurred to me   Beware of dogma! DOGMA, beware! At first, one accepts certain dogma because it serves him, gives him freedom; over […]

A simple way of increasing the quality of any university: Taleb’s concept of Skin in the game. Unless the professor is (or was) a trader (doesn’t matter whether successful or not, only self-aware), he shall not teach anything related to trading & risk in the markets. Similarly, unless University’s inter-department communication works smoothly and flawlessly, […]

When I was young, I hated the academic insistence on precise terminology. Heck, I hate it even today. It ruins everything – the fun is destroyed before it even began precisely because some fresh out of university professor in a tight shirt insists on teaching fancy words first (and examine students‘ knowledge of such words […]