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Mandelbrot ‘s The Fractalist Chapter 11: French Air Force Engineers Reserve Officer in Training, 1949–50

“A BLESSING THROUGHOUT LIFE: I never wonder who I am. To the contrary, many successive bureaucracies wondered endlessly.” Benoit Mandelbrot, The Fractalist – Location 1995 Continue reading

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Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 11 The Nine Situations

There are a finite number of situations we can come to battle.  With some of those situations there are clear rules.  As always the goal is to win, and winning comes by knowing your strengths and creating scenarios of certain … Continue reading

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Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas.

Carnegie 20.3.11: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 11 Dramatize your ideas. Pages 223 – 227 With Twitter, Instagram and Youtube – we live today in an age of showmanship and promotion.  Carnegie’s guidance from 100 years … Continue reading

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Carnegie 11.3.02: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.” – A Sure Way of Making Enemies—and How to Avoid It

Pages 151 – 163 Carnegie 11.3.2, Pt 3 – PRINCIPLE 2 Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say, “You’re wrong.” – A Sure Way of Making Enemies—and How to Avoid It Best Quote An adult to young Ben … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 11 – Dependent Events & Statistical Fluctuations

Dig deeper with the full Chapter-by-Chapter Review of The Goal. Chapter 11 starts with a rushed packing at home and a speedy trip to visit with Jonah at a NY Hotel.  In my first reading of The Goal, this was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charles T. Munger’s Poor Charlie’s Almanack: Expanded Third Edition; Introduction and First Chapter

“Look for someone both smarter and wiser than you are.” Continue reading

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Benoit Mandelbrot’s The Fractalist: Chapter by Chapter, Page by Page Review of an Excellent Autobiography

Mandelbrot’s breadth of work, language skills, and clarity make his autobiography a pleasure to read. Highlighting my favorite sentence on a page was my first step in an effort to improve my own writing. This led to page by page, … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot’s The Fractalist, Chapter 26: A Word and a Book: “Fractal” and The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Coining the word ‘fractal’ has been foreshadowed from the early chapters – such as Mandelbrot’s study of Latin as a youth and his education in the US near pioneers of newly named fields like biochemistry. He compares his writing style … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot Part 2: Chapters 8 – 20, “My Long and Meandering Education in Science and in Life”

In Part 1, we watched Mandelbrot’s family survived World War 2 intact. They had a strategy – splitting when others stayed together. Tough decisions were made and they stayed ahead as a wave of Nazi persecution washed over Europe. Strengths … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot’s The Fractalist Chapter 09: A (Then Rare) Foreign Student at the École Polytechnique, 1945–47

As noted in his quote below, Mandelbrot enters Polytechnique literally in rags and is one of the few international students.  He devours the opportunities in front of him, while also realizing that the degree will provide him golden handcuffs that … Continue reading

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