Hi, I am an academic #librarian, #geospatial information scientist, computer scientist, #linguist (theoretically) and amateur #mathematician into #highered / #education, #public_policy, political theory & economics, societal issues (esp. interested in issues involving #social_emergence), and #systems_science. An #omnipologist if you will. Re-posting and pinning my #introduction for any new folks. alt-tags: #publicpolicy #socialemergence #systemsscience
Thoughts on birbsite and academia Show more
So I just got home from the Society for Clinical Trials, and everyone there seemed to have realised this year that Twitter exists
The journal for the society was pushing its brand-new Twitter account; several people I know and respect were unabashedly promoting their Twitter brands
And I really feel like uncritically accepting new technologies into health research is a thing that happens way too much
"We cannot *control* a system — practically everything we ever do has unintended consequences — but we can look about us before rushing into the indignant campaign or the technical fix. This is called manners." — from "Systems Thinking" in David Flemings' Lean Logic.
It's William H. Riker, of course, not William T. Riker....
Intentional Doctorate Misconception Show more
In my head-cannon "defending your dissertation" is a type of IRL tower defense game where you have to stack citations and evidence in a strategic fashion around the room while those who oppose you attempt to navigate their way through your work in order to destroy it.
I'm honestly not sure if that's more stressful than how it actually goes, though.
In practice, entrepreneurs were not differentiated from regular capitalists until the 19th cent., when their function developed into that of coordinators of processes necessary to large-scale industry and trade. The entrepreneur's functions and importance have declined with the growth of the corporation. from The Columbia Encyclopedia [edited for compactness; 2/2]
entrepreneur [Fr.,=one who undertakes], person who assumes the organization, management, and risks of a business enterprise. To the classical economist of the late 18th cent. the term meant an employer in the character of one who assumes the risk and management of business; an undertaker of economic enterprises, in contrast to the ordinary capitalist, who, strictly speaking, merely owns an enterprise and may choose to take no part in its day-to-day operation. [1/2]
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[That is the first 50 most frequent English language tokens (accounting for senses as well) according to Routledge's A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English, by Mark Davies & Dee Gardner; see Introduction for methodological notes.]
It is interesting to see different perspectives in thesauri. Here are the entries for the word, #entrepreneur :
Oxford American English Thesaurus:
businessman/businesswoman, enterpriser, speculator, tycoon, magnate, mogul; dealer, trader; promoter, impresario; informal wheeler-dealer, whiz kid, mover and shaker, go-getter, high flyer, hustler, idea man/person.
architect, author, creator, father, founder, inventor, maker, originator, parent, patriarch.
I suppose I just admire the chutzpah of putting that address on something consumers see.
Imagine if you bought a book and on the last page it said
YOU ARE A CLASSIC CHUMP
This book cost us pennies to print.
A gentle undirected note that hashtags here don't work in the same way as on Twitter. They're purely for searching, not for metrics.
This may not be everyone's view, but Mastodon (to me, at least) shouldn't be about accumulating metrics - it can be so much more: it can be about building community.
I am a masters student in mathematics at University of Göttingen in Germany; from USA.
I like Riemann spheres, algebraic geometry, number theory, class field theory, low dimensional topology, visualization/notation and physical models of mathematical objects. I used to do computer programming; but you can never really leave the code behind.
I joined this instance to find other mathematicians because it can get lonely being fascinated by obscure hard to explain stuff.
"Much recent scholarship on participative pricing mechanisms is published by Elsevier, known for developing what might be called the “pay-what-we-want-and-nobody-gets-hurt” (PWWWANGH) model. Thus, I am lamentably behind on many developments in the field."
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