Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Please donate to one of the following organizations:

Red Cross
Doctors without borders

All it takes is 1 click:
Amazon honor system.

Or any other you are comfortable with.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Science: Edge

E.O Wilson, Ray Kurzweil, Benoit Mandelbrot are some of the names that appear weekly on Edge for interviews and discussions.

A wide range of topics covering science and philosophy.


[The website enjoyed great coverage after its 'World question Center' issue on January 6 2003.]

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Videostreams (International perspectives)

From the website:
"Each episode of FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe." "By presenting viewers with compelling stories from around the planet, the series aims to not only help fill the void in current international news coverage but also to engage the American public in global stories that resonate in their own lives."

(Program also airs on PBS, check your local listings.)

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Game Theory

Game theory is a branch of mathematics that uses models to study interactions with formalized incentive structures ("games"). It has applications in a variety of fields, including economics, evolutionary biology, political science, and military strategy. Game theorists study the predicted and actual behavior of individuals in games, as well as optimal strategies. From the Game theory article on Wikipedia.
(Also from wikipedia, the most commonly used beginners example in game theory: The prisoner's dilemma)

Here are a few other links on Game Theory and its applications:

Gametheory.net:a portal with many links to lecture notes,articles.

An interesting article, with examples of how game theory is used in FCC auctions, Intel/AMD price war and other applications.

And this is a link to a lecture [audio] from the Stanford GSB.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Mckinsey Global Institute (Strategy)

The following link is to Mckinsey, again a management & strategy consulting firm.
The MGI offers research publications on the state of local and global economies as well as forecasts covering industries and future opportunities.

You can also subscribe to the monthly newsletter and more frequent topic alerts, from your choice of industries,regions or functions, on the MckinseyQuarterly website. (I have been a subscriber for while and I have never received an uninteresting email. However, some are for premium subscribers only.)