Note to recruiters

Note to recruiters: We are quite aware that recruiters, interviewers, VCs and other professionals generally perform a Google Search before they interview someone, take a pitch from someone, et cetera. Please keep in mind that not everything put on the Internet must align directly to one's future career and/or one's future product portfolio. Sometimes, people do put things on the Internet just because. Just because. It may be out of their personal interests, which may have nothing to do with their professional interests. Or it may be for some other reason. Recruiters seem to have this wrong-headed notion that if somebody is not signalling their interests in a certain area online, then that means that they are not interested in that area at all. It is worth pointing out that economics pretty much underlies the areas of marketing, strategy, operations and finance. And this blog is about economics. With metta, let us. by all means, be reflective about this whole business of business. Also, see our post on "The Multi-faceted Identity Problem".

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mandelbrots, Buddhabrots and Shivabrots

A couple of years ago, I posted a few pictures of some Mandelbrots we had baked on my Facebook page, and a friend pointed me to Buddhabrots. No, you can't eat them. The Buddhabrot is a map that is related to the Mandelbrot set, and is called so because the Buddhabrot looks a bit like the Buddha. Historical depictions of the Buddha, at least.

In blue, they look a lot like Shiva. There are even points over the 'head' that look a bit like drops of water. So we even have a bit of the Ganga flowing out of Shiva's head thing. And so these we would like to call Shivabrots.

Anyway, to round it off, after the fold is a picture of the Mandelbrot cookies that led me to these very beautiful Buddhabrot maps.

The two pictures (1, 2) of the Buddhabrot are courtesy Wikipedia.