Perth Leadership Institute - Latest blog entries http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:58:12 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Two wheels good, four wheels bad (as long as they’re octonionic) http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/two-wheels-good-four-wheels-bad-as-long-as-they-re-octonionic http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/two-wheels-good-four-wheels-bad-as-long-as-they-re-octonionic
It seems that Americans, especially millennials don’t want to drive any more or own cars. Part of the problem is that the average commuter spends three times as much time in their annual commuting that they do on vacation. Hmmm but how about those Teslas? But I get it. Muscle cars are out; electric vehicles are in. Metrosexuals for EVs right? But h...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Sustainability Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:34:56 +0000
Ban tourism to slow down climate change? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/ban-tourism-to-slow-down-climate-change http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/ban-tourism-to-slow-down-climate-change
You’ve no doubt heard that Venice is flooding due to climate change. Now we know that it’s also being flooded by tourists. As a result, the locals are leaving as the tourists ruin the city with too many people. A similar thing is happening in other tourist cities of the world. Santorini, the Forbidden City, Florence and so on an on. Tourism is rapi...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Sustainability Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:05:08 +0000
The imminent Great Global Final Biological Collapse; can reverse gene drives prevent it? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/the-imminent-great-global-final-biological-collapse-can-reverse-gene-drives-prevent-it http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/the-imminent-great-global-final-biological-collapse-can-reverse-gene-drives-prevent-it
That sounds like an overly alarmist headline, right? So get this: “ Hyper alarming’ study shows massive insect loss ”. Apparently over the past 20 years insect populations have declined on average 50% and in some cases even higher. We’re all seeing it. Have you noticed that these days the number of love bugs plastered over your windscreen and headl...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Sustainability Sat, 03 Nov 2018 11:39:46 +0000
Are those missing aliens lurking in the hidden dimensions of string theory? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-those-missing-aliens-lurking-in-the-hidden-dimensions-of-string-theory http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-those-missing-aliens-lurking-in-the-hidden-dimensions-of-string-theory
Another day another UFO. Did you see the report that one was seen over Myrtle Beach in August of this year? Hmmm, Fox News, maybe it’s fake news? But then again, maybe not. You might have also noticed that three navy pilots tracked a seeming UFO late last year using Raytheon radar mounted in US navy fighter jets. This report was carried by Raytheon...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Cosmology Sat, 27 Oct 2018 03:20:47 +0000
Are fruits and veggies bad for you? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-fruits-and-veggies-bad-for-you http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-fruits-and-veggies-bad-for-you
In the category of believe it or not: “ Zoo Weans Animals Off Fruit Because Its Increased Sugar Makes Them Fat and Rots Their Teeth” . BTW the zoo is in Melbourne, Australia. Are these Aussies crazy politically correct, or just plain crazy?  Full disclosure: I’m a card (viz. passport) -carrying Australian. As in Fosters, Australian for beer. G’ day...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sun, 14 Oct 2018 01:20:39 +0000
A Turing test for AIs that have passed the Turing test http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/a-turing-test-for-ais-that-have-passed-the-turing-test http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/a-turing-test-for-ais-that-have-passed-the-turing-test
You know the Turing test, right? You communicate with a computer by typing and it must guess if you’re a human or an AI. The test has been run for many years. Usually the humans have won but the AIs are catching up. So now some inventive academics (yep, they even exist) have devised a new Turing test; instead of doing a typed conversation you just ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Neuroscience Sat, 06 Oct 2018 12:21:48 +0000
Mental health needs disruption on a massive scale! http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/mental-health-needs-disruption-on-a-massive-scale http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/mental-health-needs-disruption-on-a-massive-scale
It's estimated that 20% of Americans have a mental disorder of some kind; BTW that’s 44 million people. Around 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental disorder and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness. Another 20% of State prisoners has mental disorder. Nearly 1 in 2 people – that’s all of us now - will suffer f...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 29 Sep 2018 13:09:25 +0000
Is vaping actually a medical breakthrough? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-vaping-actually-a-medical-breakthrough http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-vaping-actually-a-medical-breakthrough
If you’re a teen, or even a tween, not to mention over the hill in  your 20s, you will know that vaping is cool ; in fact way cool dude. The King of the Hill in this neck of the cottonfields is Juul , the maker of the market-leading e-cigarette. Of course, it was too good to last. The spoilsports in the FDA not to mention States legal eagles are co...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:32:30 +0000
Wrinkle recognition? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/wrinkle-recognition http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/wrinkle-recognition
Facial recognition is hot now. The software is now so good it’s being used for crime prevention and apprehension by law agencies. This is leading to a revolution in law and order as we speak. Did you see the research that links particular types of wrinkles to heart disease? Apparently, these wrinkles are a good predictor. So, what I’m wondering is ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:42:20 +0000
Is alcohol worse than smoking? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-alcohol-worse-than-smoking http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/is-alcohol-worse-than-smoking
I’m sure you noticed the recent report about drinking alcohol. It’s based on an article in the Lancet , the British medical journal. Its well-known to be an authoritative source so that gives the report a high level of street cred. In sum, the article concludes that there’s no safe level of alcohol . No matter how little you drink, it carries a def...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 08 Sep 2018 13:24:46 +0000
Will climate change cure baldness? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-climate-change-cure-baldness http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-climate-change-cure-baldness
Yep I know that I’m raising yet another hair-(sorry) brained idea, but consider it wishful thinking on the part of a hair-deficient yet hopeful male (viz. me). My idea is that climate change will make males like me hairier. That’s why so many males don’t care about – indeed heartily wish for – climate change; the more the merrier. What evidence, yo...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:05:31 +0000
Can AIs have will-power? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-ais-have-will-power http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-ais-have-will-power
With AIs it’s all about intelligence and smarts. Can they think better than us? Will they make better decisions? And so on. Probably the answer to all of these questions is yes, eventually if not sooner. I’m a (poor and slow) runner so I like to read books about running to see how the really good ones perform. I just read the semi-autobiography of ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Technology Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:21:38 +0000
Why don't risk managers worldwide use behavior as a component of financial and investment risk? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/why-don-t-risk-managers-worldwide-not-use-behavior-as-a-component-of-financial-and-investment-risk http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/why-don-t-risk-managers-worldwide-not-use-behavior-as-a-component-of-financial-and-investment-risk
Perth Leadership Institute and its Founder, Dr. E. Ted Prince do a new take on an old issue. See the article by Katherine Heires in GARP Risk Intelligence, the News service of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.  ]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Economics and finance Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:03 +0000
How about the new amazing intermittent fasting pescatarian diet? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/how-about-the-new-amazing-intermittent-fasting-pescatarian-diet http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/how-about-the-new-amazing-intermittent-fasting-pescatarian-diet
Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, Dr. Atkins, Weight-Watchers. So many diets, so little time to lose weight! What’s a girl to do? Your company might help you out by making you a vegetarian, as the phenom WeWork has done recently. The company will no longer serve any type of meat nor reimburse you for a burger. Tough right? It’s officially now a vegetaria...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:28:32 +0000
Are electric scooters the next mega-extinction event on Earth? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-electric-scooters-the-next-mega-extinction-event-on-earth http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/are-electric-scooters-the-next-mega-extinction-event-on-earth
  I suppose you have seen the latest techno-phenomenon, namely electric scooters (" Electric scooters are invading. Bird's CEO leads the charge "). Now you can go to work on them by just getting their app and unlocking the contraption. They are supposed to be leading to reductions in traffic and maybe they even are.   When I go to China I see the d...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Health Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:44:20 +0000
Deepfaking neuroscience http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/deepfaking-neuroscience http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/deepfaking-neuroscience
  Have you heard about deepfaking? Yep it’s a real word, albeit very new. Deepfaking is about how you can modify a video in such a sophisticated way that it’s impossible to tell it’s a fak e.   That’s gonna put the cat amongst the pigeons right? Who will ever know what anyone ever said about anything once this stuff goes global, which is happening ...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Neuroscience Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:46:17 +0000
Can you edit your own genes – by thought alone? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-you-edit-your-own-genes-by-thought-alone http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/can-you-edit-your-own-genes-by-thought-alone
So the talk of the town, biologically speaking anyway, is CRISPR Cas9 (ok dumbbells, here’s the Cliff Notes version ). It’s the new way to slice and dice genes. Actually it’s unbelievably amazing, at least to my tiny mind. Now scientists can cut and paste genes like word-processing bread (HUH?). Anyway you get the idea.   Now we are the verge of be...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Technology Sat, 30 Jun 2018 12:56:07 +0000
Does mindfulness hurt business performance? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-mindfulness-hurt-business-performance http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/does-mindfulness-hurt-business-performance
Mindfulness is hot. Google is a big proponent of mindfulness training, so that gives it the ultimate good management seal of approval? Nothing to question, right? You know I’ve got to respectfully disagree.   So what if a couple of respected researchers have evidence that mindfulness training reduces motivation? Check this out: “ Hey Boss, You Don’...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Decision-making Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:53:11 +0000
Will AIs Commit Suicide? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-ais-commit-suicide http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/will-ais-commit-suicide
There’s been a spate of news about suicides by some well-known celebrities. That got me to thinking about suicide itself. I’ve done a lot of thinking about AIs so I wondered what this all means for AIs in the future. From there on I meandered into thinking about free will, as in, will AIs have it? Esoteric, yes, but nothing is more immediate than s...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Uncategorized Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:29:24 +0000
Could augmented reality save affordable housing? http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/could-augmented-reality-save-affordable-housing http://www.perthleadership.org/easyblog/entry/could-augmented-reality-save-affordable-housing
Did you see the one where 95 affordable apartments were offered for rent in Ye Olde San Francisco recently and 6580 people applied ? So much for being poor in the richest city in the US.   In a similar vein, I keep on seeing all this stuff about foreign heads of state being entertained at Mar a Lago. Hmm, that sounds like there’s a tin ear somewher...]]>
etedprince@perthleadership.org (etedprince) Government Sat, 09 Jun 2018 10:13:20 +0000