Monthly Archives: September 2011

How Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain – NYTimes.com

Like muscles, many parts of the brain get a robust physiological workout during exercise. “The brain has to work hard to keep the muscles moving” and all of the bodily systems in sync, says J. Mark Davis, a professor of exercise science at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and senior author of the new mouse study, which was published last month in The Journal of Applied Physiology. Scans have shown that metabolic activity in many parts of the brain surges during workouts, but it was unknown whether those active brain cells were actually adapting and changing.

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Seth’s Blog: The forever recession (and the coming revolution)

Why do we believe that jobs where we are paid really good money to do work that can be systemized, written in a manual and/or exported are going to come back ever? The internet has squeezed inefficiencies out of many systems, and the ability to move work around, coordinate activity and digitize data all combine to eliminate a wide swath of the jobs the industrial age created.

There’s a race to the bottom, one where communities fight to suspend labor and environmental rules in order to become the world’s cheapest supplier. The problem with the race to the bottom is that you might win…

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The two ways to build a product, according to Bezos | ex post facto

On the other hand if a market is established, to win market share startups must differentiate their products by better serving the customer. Clay Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma is the best argument that iterative product development strategies won’t win large market share in an established market. Rather, startups must find a disruptive angle, a new way of serving the customer, a unique point of differentiation that provides some barrier to competition from the incumbents.

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