3 01, 2023

Shooting for the Moon and Reaching for the Stars in 2023

By |2023-01-03T17:09:52-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Articles|0 Comments

Happy New Year! As we ring in 2023, for many, it may be ‘Good Riddance!’ to 2022.  The markets experienced negative returns for calendar year 2022, (to note, Dow -8.7%, S&P -19.4%, Russell 2000 -21.5%, Nasdaq -33.1%), which can feel like a financial weight. At the start of the New Year, I’d like to focus on some of the most amazing scientific developments of ’22.  A recent Leadership Matrix [...]

27 12, 2022

Do We Want Algorithms to Make Moral Choices? Determining Where the Line Should be Drawn

By |2022-12-27T16:26:53-05:00December 27th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Do people actually prefer having their decisions substituted with a machine or a computer running an algorithm?  Probably not, but there may not be a choice. Algorithms have been used for hundreds of years, developed by ancient Egyptian and Babylonian civilizations.  Put simply, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end.  Looking for everyday examples?  Following a recipe, tying your shoes, finding a [...]

20 12, 2022

A Yuletide #1 on The Billboard Hot 100

By |2022-12-27T11:58:20-05:00December 20th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Pop Quiz!  What’s the first song in history to have four separate runs at No. 1 on the chart (in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)?  It’s Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”, originally released in 1994. For those savvy readers who remember the post from these pages at this time last year, The Royalties of Christmas, Mariah Carey earns somewhere between $500,000 and $600,000 per year [...]

14 12, 2022

To Harness the Power of the Sun

By |2022-12-14T10:11:37-05:00December 14th, 2022|Articles|0 Comments

Unlimited, clean, cheap, carbon-free power- that is the promise of fusion energy.  Scientists have been chasing the potential of fusion energy since the 1950s.  The goal is to recreate the thermonuclear reaction that fuels the sun and the stars.  The fusion process smashes two hydrogen atoms together to create an atom of helium and energy to produce electricity on earth. It’s only been a century since humans realized that [...]