As of this Monday (November 2) the Canadian Federal election is barely 2 weeks completed and there has been more talk and speculation on all sides as to who won and lost for what reasons. In listening to a number of these analyses, most seem to be coming to the wrong conclusions in my view. Just […]

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As someone that struggles with weight all the time and being an analyst, I know all about what I should do to lose weight and balance my diet. Doing it is a completely different manner. It doesn’t help that there are a ton of lifestyle management fads out there that try to get people to […]

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Robert Cordray published an interesting little piece about the implications of autonomous vehicles on insurance companies (see full article here). To be honest I really think he has it wrong. The fact insurance companies may need to change their risk and pricing models really should be the last thing anyone is worrying about at this […]

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In approaching the crossroads of knowledge, there is an important pre-conception that both teacher and student must understand. That is, the difference between ‘out of the box’ thinking and ‘boxed-in’ thinking is all about how we approach the box and its surroundings. Creative and critical thinking is partly based on the socialization of masks that […]

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OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! Rudyard […]

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A recent CNN article questions the place of humans in a universe in which consciousness has nothing to do with intelligence. That is, should machines that can emulate high intelligence through raw computation power be considered conscious? Does consciousness impart some magical property that is more competitively advantageous compared to the machines that we create? […]

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