On Hard Work

It is said of Euclid, formulator of the earliest of the sciences, geometry, that on one occasion he was called in to teach a certain king of Egypt his new science. He began as we begin, with definition, axiom and proposition — we have not improved appreciably upon his text-book; and the king grew restless…… Continue reading On Hard Work

On Branding

At www. measuringmeasures.blogspot.com   the point was made that one needs to develop skill first and then branding. He in his analysis of http://www.paulgrapham.com/hamming.html (hammings wonderful talk) proposed that something that is shocking in science and research circles is the notion of selling. Just to be short, ‘life is sales’. My boss in Shanghai said that…… Continue reading On Branding