Written by Geoff Smith EllisDon CEO


Nobody Has A Clue (Except Maybe You)

Jul 24, 2017

My predictive abilities are zero. But it’s not so bad, so are everyone else’s. It took me about four decades to figure out that nobody at all really has any clue about what’s coming. The most useful thing seems to be knowing what’s happening right now. Like, now, at this ve...

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Will Human Beings Make Artificial Intelligence Stupid?

May 01, 2017

I figure that if you’re not at all worried about Artificial Intelligence, maybe you deserve to lose your job to it. And if that cynical intro is true, then at least my own employment is secure: I’m petrified. Various brilliant thinkers, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, are warning that the machines...

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The Problem With Millennials

Mar 23, 2017

I think I’ve got this figured out. Apparently Baby Boomers are irritated by millennials and since I’m an aging Boomer, I figure my perspective must be particularly accurate. I’d suggest there are several key reasons for this resentment.Millennials are very different from us, that alone is a big prob...

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The Problem With Gretzky

Jan 09, 2017

“There are fifty ways to screw up any decent crime, and if you can think of twenty-five of them, you’re a genius.  And you ain’t no genius.”— Mickey Rourke to William Hurt, in the ’82 film noir classic ‘Body Heat’...

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