Monday, November 09, 2020

Tax Crimes Case to Limit Taxpayer's Reading Excerpts


How many alien civilizations are out there? A new galactic survey holds a clue. Nationnal Geographic

The International Space Station’s end will mix up space geopolitics Axios 

Police Will Pilot a Program To Live-Stream Amazon Ring Cameras Electronic Frontier Foundation


A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack Wired 


HBR - Taming Complexity – “In business, complexity gets bad press. That’s not surprising. It can be cognitively demanding to understand how a system or organization made up of many very different interconnected elements actually works. But the fact that such systems or organizations are difficult to understand doesn’t make them inherently bad. In addition to its more obvious costs, complexity confers critical benefits, especially in dynamic and uncertain environments. In the following pages we draw on our experience and perspectives in business, biology, and physics to offer some reflections on the nature, benefits, and costs of complexity and provide some guidance on managing it in business organizations. “Complexity” is one of the most frequently used terms in business but also one of the most ambiguous. Even in the sciences it has numerous definitions. For our purposes, we’ll define it as a large number of different elements (such as specific technologies, raw materials, products, people, and organizational units) that have many different connections to one another. Both qualities can be a source of advantage or disadvantage, depending on how they’re managed…”