OPEN INSIGHTS Newsletter
Issue 34 – Hindsight Is Always 20/20
August 1, 2007
by Sean Hull
Founder and Senior Consultant
Heavyweight Internet Group
It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the end of our third year publishing the Open Insights newsletter. We have a lot of new topics coming up, and plenty planned for the new year, so stay tuned.
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Last April was the
In our most recent interview we had the opportunity to talk with Norman Yamada CTO of Millburn Corporation.
Norman shares with us his experiences providing world-class computing solutions, and the pros and cons of doing it with open source.
Economics is so interesting, because it stands at the interesting corner between math + statistics, those sciences we can understand well, and that of the ever illusive human behavior. Being interested in a lot of different topics, books like this one may interest me more than others. But if you’re looking for another contemporary discussion about economics, this book of interviews may fit the bill.
The 33 Strategies of War – by Robert Greene
I have yet to pickup this title, though I plan to shortly. Greene’s books, I’ve found, triumph at laying out human nature in all it’s painful, nefarious detail. From his “Art of Seduction”, to the famous “48 Laws of Power”, he underlines with endless literary and historical examples how human behavior works. Use these books as guides for avoiding being overpowered or seduced by the wrong people, or to your own advantage as you choose. But whatever you do, be sure to read them.
More onion this month…
I’ve turned up some interesting podcasts this month to share with readers. Enjoy!
SpikeSource is an interesting company that specializes in packaging, supporting, and in a sense certifying reliable combinations of those projects for the enterprise customer. I found that they have an excellent podcast series, which I’ve been listening too. Definitely worth your time:
If you enjoy NPR, you might like their technology show. It comes out every Wednesday.
This Week In Tech
This series has been around for a while, and interviews some of the heavies in the technology space.
Issue 33: Market For Experts
Issue 32: Different Heritages
Issue 31: Auto or Traffic Engineer
Issue 30: Crowdsourcing
Issue 29: Mainroads or Sidestreets
Issue 28: High Availability
Issue 27: Fragile Foundations
Issue 26: Logistical Fitness
Issue 25: Which Red Button
Issue 24: Consulting Conflicts of Interest
Issue 23: Devil In The Details
Issue 22: Beware of Software Fashion
Issue 21: Open Season, Open Sesame?
Issue 20: Better Web Better Business
Archive: Past Issues
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