Thinking about the economic cycles of industrial and technological revolutions

It’s taken for granted that the cycle is as it is, what if it stops being so?

If we anticipate the initial inequality derived from the beginning of a revolution, we will not avoid the revolution but we will avoid its initial effects of increasing inequality.

The European Commission’s approach to AI

Leading ethics in AI by giving up technical leadership …

Is the EC goal on AI adaptation or resignation?

Talent attraction

If incentives are offered everywhere, eventually local talent will be offered incentives to stay where they are.

If a lot of “high” talent goes to the same place –city, region–, what will be the (“not so high”) local talent be doing?
What are the chances for B players if everyone wants only A players?

Not to mention, A players want to be paid as A players, so the companies attracting them needs some size, what gives large companies a powerful advantage.

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4 days workweek

A serial entrepreneur brags about how a large global corporation improved productivity after enforcing the 4-day work week, something said entrepreneur implemented earlier…

He did not mention how, at his company, the small size and pressure from management to deliver demos, products and keep customers satisfied made it impossible to meet the 4-day workweek and increased overtime.

You should compare apples to apples….

George Bernard Shaw

El cerebro de un necio puede transformar la filosofía en tontería, la ciencia en superstición y el arte en pedantería.

The brain of a fool can transform philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.

Looking for that quote in english (which I didn’t found) I found this other one:

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

J. C. R. Licklider (1960), “Lick” quoted by Alan Kay

Computers are destined to become interactive intellectual amplifiers for everyone in the world universally networked worlwide.

via Javier Tobio

The 3rd can be the 1st

The 3rd could be 1st in size, if in your comparison you decide not to account the real 1st and 2nd, much larger 😎

Like 3rd is 30K, but it’d be 1st if you don’t account 1st (50K) and 2nd (40K).
Or 3rd is the 1st under 35K… crazy.

Wayne Gretzky, “a good hockey player goes to where the puck is; a great one goes to where the puck will be!” …

…he didn’t mean tracking the puck, he meant getting into a place where somebody could pass him the puck where he could make a goal.

So what he did is he looked at the entire configuration, saw where the future was going to be, and went to that place.


The real job of management is to learn things


An entrepreneur owes almost 4 months of payrolls to its team (and much more to suppliers, taxes and social security), asking them to resist since his vision is about to come true …like years before (while he still got funding).

Suez Canal blocked by huge container ship

And the problems with goods distribution it brought are what they call geopolitics and global economy.

After a remote year, tech’s shadow workforce barely hangs on

Tens of thousands of people in Silicon Valley make a living by keeping tech campuses running. When the pandemic hit, the micro-economy they supported collapsed overnight. Now, the potential of remote work has created more even questions about their future.


That’s all folks