Or, Mazel tov to Susan from down the block on baby-launch number 5
I am liking more and more the moniker or tagline “The blog with 500,000 words and no readers”.
Here is 4 quick posts, or the abstracts for one, two, three or four
all based on things that I read:
1. “Down time / No results”: When She Became Yahoo’s chief executive two years ago, Marissa Mayer was a Silicon Valley idol. Now she’s fighting for her job. The inside story of a corporate turnaround that lost its way”
I will make some comment about Marissa being in the Ed Lee video and the distinction between shaking it and shaking it off. Also,the line about Yahoo going from $186 B to negative four.
by Nicholas Carlson, New York Times magazine, 12/21/14
2. Moneyball by Michael Lewis The art of winning an unfair game, reviewed by Lawrence Ritter, Garry Trudeau, Jonathan Yardley, Nick Hornby, 2003
I am going to give it an hour; starting with the index. How does it breathe?
More than 1,000 reviews on leading online portal
“Hitting a New ‘Play Button’: Youtube is a huge cultural force — but an unfulfilled economic one. Its new chief (Susan Wojcicki) is trying to change that.
I realize I had the Woj’s sorted incorrectly: I knew Susan Wojcicki the recent Harvard grad in the late 1980s or early 1990s when she and I worked with Andres Fajardo, Gunn 1982 Harvard 1986 to distribute greeting cards silk-screened by a group of at risk youth in San Francisco. I had written a greeting in 2007 or so to Janet Wojcicki m.d. mistaking her for her big sister. I may have to write Momma Bear Wojcicki THE Woj to try to remedy this. For the record. And by deduction I am further claiming that Anne Wojcicki is a Gunn classmate of Nyree Rabushka Belleville, who introduced us briefly at Borders Books, an Earthwise concert I organized, and she went to Yale. What popped into my head, pre-writing, pre-blogging, pre-posting is something about “The Wizard of Oz”, the Wizard of Woj and then, by extension not “Wicked” but “Woj’ed” as above.
4. The article states that the Wojcicki’s lived on campus near the famous mathematician not Paul J. Cohen on San Juan Hill but George Dantzig, the mathematician who invented a widely used algorithm known as the simplex method. Which leads to something I saw at Bell’s Books: Puzzles from Penrose the mathematical cat by Theoni Pappas:
189 divided by x = 2 x (although they use delta).
Ok, 189 is factorable by 3, (because 1 + 8 + 9 is), so let’s try 3 x 63, then 3 x 7 x 9 getting pretty close 21 times 9, I guess I am stumped, that I could not do this in real time. Humm.
edit to add, at 2:47 it i look at this again and solve delta as 7, as in 27 times 7, which to me is 140 plus 49. also 21 times 9 is a red herring.