How can a modern data intelligence service optimize its ability to effectively manage and commercialize big data? Here I present “OPRA Swarm” (pronounced like “Oprah” as in Oprah Winfrey the American media tycoon), an organizational theory that leverages the principles of: 1) Objective + Parameters + Rationale + Aid (OPRA) – slight renaming of my previously introduced management technique which received positive feedback, and 2) swarm intelligence. My wife, a practicing artis
Since the conclusion of World War II, through the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and up until the first two decades of the 21st century, the United States had the luxury of engaging the rest of the world by and large on our own terms – we were able to do so because we had the largest economy and strongest military, we controlled global finance and trade platforms, and exerted great influence over the behavior of advanced industrial countries, most of which were allies.
Keeping a workforce motivated is one of the holy grails of business leadership and management. Motivated employees are much more likely to produce quality work on-time and under-budget, are always looking for ways to improve, and collaborate with their co-workers to achieve breakthroughs. Unmotivated employees on the other hand, deliver poor quality work that’s often late and require extensive rework + cost overruns, don’t care to improve themselves or their company, and spen
Edward Snowden, the former United States intelligence analyst now under exile in Moscow, Russia, is prominent in mainstream news again to promote his newly published memoir: “Permanent Record”. To some, especially those in senior positions within the U.S. military and intelligence apparatus, Snowden is a traitor who betrayed the trust of the agencies he worked for. To seemingly many more, Snowden is a hero who made a moral, patriotic decision that he knew would upend his life
Dear Yang2020 Campaign, I am currently a proud member of the #YangGang, and am happy to say that I'm meeting more and more people who believe in the Freedom Dividend. I'm also getting more and more questions about how Yang will get the required legislation past Congress. I haven't seen many compelling answers to that question, so in the spirit of support, I want to freely offer the following response for consideration, which I wrote with my best understanding of Andrew as a c
An income share agreement, or ISA, is a financial contract where a sponsor provides a fixed amount of money or valuable services to a recipient who, in exchange, agrees to pay back a percentage of his/her income over an agreed upon period of time. A post-secondary education ISA is specifically used by students to obtain 2-year associate, 4-year undergraduate, advanced graduate degree, or vocational education services. In recent years, pioneering universities have begun to pil