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".

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Origami, office hours, et cetera

So I did a practice run of the "Why are there cows on the street in India?" talk, and we have a video recording of the talk available. After the talk, I sent Prof. Tom Kosnik a letter about the video with some explanatory comments. The letter is linked here. Prof. Kosnik is, of course, familiar with the Case Method of lecturing. I just added enough detail about the Case Method, et cetera, to my letter so that it would be generally useful if I forwarded the letter on. Readers, one thing : please take a look at my previous post on this topic (linked here) and let me know if there is anything that needs clarification. The post is supposed to be self-contained and self-explanatory, and if it is not, I would be interested to know how I can improve it. Also, I will be holding office hours Monday morning (May 21) between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. PST.

And in the meantime, to keep those little grey cells working, here is an interesting talk by Robert Lang who merges mathematics and engineering principles in ... oh, you just have to watch.