Archive | January, 2011

Playing Dice with Decisions

Are you playing dice with your decisions? Let me explain… The history of probability is full of legend and fiction, but gambling is certainly a recurring theme in the development of this science.  Furthermore, gambling, and dice in particular, provide some excellent illustrations of the importance of using data and data sciences, including probability and […]

How Big is Innovation?

I’ve had several people comment to me lately about some of the changes in my life: “you are taking a real huge leap of faith!” I look back down the mountain, and I am surprised how far I’ve come.  But I also see a thousand footprints, and in the steep part of the trail, they […]