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What Is the Goal of Business?

The primary goal of any business, is to stay in business. You need to bring in more money than you spend in order to stay in business (though, strictly speaking, you can stay in business by bringing in exactly as … Continue reading

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This Post Has No Value

Philosophy simply puts everything before us, and neither explains nor deduces anything. – Ludwig Wittgenstein “Epistemology pays no bills,” Martin remarked drily. – Charles Stross, “The Singularity Sky” When I wrote about the “database of intentions” and linked that concept … Continue reading

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The Web of Intentions

John Battelle recently pointed out that Google is compiling a Database of Intention (strictly speaking, he pointed this out back in 2003). Said database is comprised of every search ever entered, every list of results every tendered, and every click-path … Continue reading

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Three Paths to Social Media $ucce$$!!!

The way I see it, there are three paths to social media success. 1. Invent a Popular Social Media Platform Marshall McLuhan once said something like, “Media owners don’t care what’s on TV, as long as everyone is watching.” To … Continue reading

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Is Marketing Mainly Manipulation or Might It (also) Be Education?

Last spring, while attending a lovely brunch, I got into an unexpectedly heated dispute with the host and one of the guests, professors at a local business college, about the Nazi philosopher, Martin Heidegger. Having told me that they sometimes … Continue reading

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How Does Government Differ from Business?

As far as I can tell, the difference between Republicans and Democrats boils down to the following: Republicans think that government should be run by businessmen and Democrats think government should be run by lawyers. I mentioned this once to … Continue reading

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