Menem

Random findings and notes. A combined link and noteblog about things that could enlighten, surprise or even create frustration.

The word Menem comes from my daughter as a mispronunciation for the Swedish word “Nämen” from when she was a kid. “Nämen” is a surprised “really?” or “I did not know that”. I thought it could be a suitable name for this section.

What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future

What Mongolian Nomads Can Teach Us About the Digital Future – Wired
People who pack up and transport their house twice a year become choosy about their possessions. Kevin Kelly from the Wired recently traveled among the nomads of Mongolia for two weeks and had a chance to inspect their belongings. He was there to photograph their traditional practices, which were more intact than he expected.

Operation Infektion – NYT

Russian disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye West – NYT
This three-part video is probably the best description I have seen about how disinformation, subversion, and propaganda (or as part of it is called today, Fake News) is forced upon us in today’s digital/cyber-environment. It is a long-play utilized by governments to influence and destabilize countries. Today boosted by speed and reach, all enabled by social media. When viewed from this historical perspective, it suddenly seems very obvious what has happened.

The Value of “Instinctual Integrity”

The Value of “Instinctual Integrity”
“In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities, integrity, intelligence and energy. Add if they don’t have the first one, the other two will kill you. – Warren Buffet”
I have often been criticised for having too much integrity, this article describes some of the advantages of having integrity and the impact on business if there is a lack of integrity.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk – The New York Times

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk – NYT
How is an office best designed today. Cubicle, open office, your own office? Or maybe a combination of all? Personally I favour an office environment where most focused work are done at home or in an un-disturbed environment and all things related to problem solving, brainstorming etc are done at the office with a high density of whiteboards and coffee machines.