Daily Archives: April 21, 2006

Dark or Light?

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal opines in today's issue that blogs may so reduce our inhibitions to the point we will live as though we are all residents of South Park.

Mr. Henninger seems to try to stay calm despite his jump to that conclusion.  Nevertheless, his concern is amplified by many, especially those from the fundamentalist religions, who believe the Internet must be regulated or we will all face moral extinction.Because so many fail to see the Internet for what it is, many fail to see the Internet for what it is.  It is and can be the message board on the public square (of course, executions were held for those who dare post treasonous messages, back in the day).  It can be the greatest invention mankind has seen since the wheel.  And, it can be regulated to death by those same people who see Harry Potter as a design to get children into witchcraft instead of the fire lighting their imaginations and creating one of the greatest revivals in reading in recent memory.So, we can choose to take our society into the dark ages, or to go forward into the knowledge ages.  Our choice. 

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Today’s theme – Analytics

The first two posts are indicative of where my head is today.  Let's face it — if you don't analyze what you learn, you know nothing…

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Information, and access to it, Fundamentals for 21st Century Economic Development

That's what Bernanke says – (original source is today's WSJ — subscription required)

"Good data support community growth and development by helping to identify previously unrecognized market opportunities," Mr. Bernanke said. "Free markets can be a powerful source of economic development, but markets work less effectively when information about potential opportunities is absent or costly for private actors to obtain."

The WSJ is kind enough to provide the link to Mr. Bernanke's remarks found at the Federal Reserve site. 

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Note to self

Analytics will be a key to strategic management decisions this century.  No, analytics will be a key skill for this century.

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