Category Archives: Map Rock

Embracing Complexity – Pt 1 of 6 – Non-Deterministic Finite Automata

Introduction to this Series “Big Data” and “Machine Learning” are two technologies/buzzwords making significant headway into the mainstream enterprise. Drawing analogies between these two technologies to those at the start of the Internet era twenty-something years ago: Big Data is analogous to a Web … Continue reading

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Levels of Pain – Refining the “Bad” side of the KPI Status

Everything we do towards achieving goals involves costs – sacrifice, investment (a positive way to look at it). We purposefully put things we already have (time, money, our career) to be consumed or at risk in the hope of achieving a … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Prelude If businesses were people, they would lumber about in a vaguely purposeful manner like zombies. That’s due to the top-down, military-style hierarchies of modern corporations that result in integration of information only at the top and only to a limited extent below. … Continue reading

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Map Rock Problem Statement – Part 5 of 5

This is Part 5 of 5, the last of the Map Rock Problem Statement series. Part 4 closed with a discussion on the limitations of logic, in particular how the quality of our decisions are limited to whatever information we have available to us. No matter … Continue reading

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Map Rock Problem Statement – Part 4 of 5

This is Part 4 of 5 of the Map Rock Problem Statement. Strategy, complexity, competition, and the limitations of logic make up the soup that lead to humans being as smart as we are the way that we are. We’ve obviously done very … Continue reading

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Map Rock Problem Statement – Part 2 of 5

This is Part 2 of 5 of the Map Rock Problem Statement. After a discussion on how I decided to develop Map Rock in, Map Rock Problem Statement – Part 1 of 5, Part 2 describes the target audience as well … Continue reading

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