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IBM and http://IBMblr.Tumblr.com celebrate the life of Benoit B. Mandelbrot, IBM Fellow Emeritus and Fractal Pioneer. In this final interview shot by filmmaker Erol Morris, Mandelbrot shares his love for mathematics and how it led him to his wondrous discovery of fractals. His work lives on today in many innovations in science, design, telecommunications, medicine, renewable energy, film (special effects), gaming (computer graphics) and more.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard talks about the potential for a reduction in the Fed’s bond buying, asset prices and the U.S. economy. Bullard speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”
Source: Bloomberg Nov. 20 2013
Scalded by Coffee, Then News Media: By Retro Report October 21st, 2013
In 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and later sued the company, attracting a flood of negative attention. It turns out there was more to the story.
Psychologists who study the fascinating phenomenon of change blindness know that merely looking at something is not the same as actively paying attention to it. As the demonstration in this video shows, people can be blind to significant changes in a visual scene that are obvious to someone who expects that these changes are going to happen
Originally posted at NOVA
Making an important decision is never easy, but making the right decision is even more challenging. Effective decision-making isn’t just about accumulating information and going with what seems to make the most sense. Sometimes, internal biases can impact the way we seek out and process information, polluting the conclusions we reach in the process. It’s critical to be conscious of those tendencies and to accumulate the sort of fact-based and unbiased inputs that will result in the highest likelihood that a decision actually leads to the desired outcome. In this video, Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse’s Head of Financial Strategies, lays out three steps that can help focus a decision-maker’s thinking.
Make the Right Choice: Three Steps to Effective Decision Making
Donald Katz, chief executive officer of Audible, a provider of audio books, magazines and newspapers on the Internet, talks about the company’s innovations and growth on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
How Has Mobile Changed Audio Books?
Source: Bloomberg, Nov. 1 2013
Audible Is a `Huge Employer of Actors,’ Katz Says
Donald Katz, chief executive officer of Audible Inc., a provider of audio books, magazines and newspapers on the Internet, talks about the company’s innovations, growth, strategy and integration with parent company Amazon.com Inc. Katz speaks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”
Source: Bloomberg, June 29 2013