Category: Math

Why are people from the future not time traveling to our period, assuming time travel technology is available in the future?
Let’s assume it’s physically possible to travel backwards in time… Every one forgets the earth is a spaceship traveling through the heavens.. Some Astrophysics 101: The earth is orbiting the sun at a fast speed. The Sun is orbiting the Milky way galaxy at an even faster speed. The Milky Way galaxy is moving relative…

Can Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predict the future?
So here’s one I first took on in Quora, and it’s a fun topic – Can Bruce Bueno de Mesquita predict the future? NYU Professor BBdM claims to predict international policy events with >90% accuracy in his book “The predictioneers game”. It seems grotesque, now we have a paper where he descibes his method. Can…

TED, FRY, Complexity, Systems and Strategy
First in a series on prediction. I hope. Today is a simple if abstract discussion. The math of strategy. Now the majority of my peers at ASP specifically avoid the quantitative, and most strategists I’ve encountered are MBA’s, historians, or soldiers that are not that keen on math, and don’t have much use for it…

And we’re back – with some thoughts on the OODA Spiral
Just short on my lunch break, but had some fascinating side discussions helping out with the strategic planning for ironically the Association of Strategic Planning (ASP). (Warning, on a reread this is heavy wonk on esoteric terminology, and I’ve found hyperlinks outside the blog to reference ideas expire and then do little good, keep google…