Rangers, Islanders and Flyers lead Metro Division prospect systems

Many Metropolitan teams have restocked in rebuilds. Which prospects are ready to make the NHL jump next season?
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Episode 398 Scott Adams: Reframing Healthcare as a Question of Systems Versus Goals

Topics: 

  • Walls are necessary, for Capitalism to exist
  • You can’t have Capitalism without protecting wealth
  • You need wealth in order to have more healthcare
  • Whiteboard Discussion
    • Achieving Healthcare via Capitalism

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All Systems Red – Martha Wells

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All Systems Red

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Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 8.99

Publish Date: October 20, 2017

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Episode 260 Scott Adams: The President’s Portfolio, a Systems Idea

Topics: 

  • Jamal Khashoggi mystery…
    • How much risk should the west take when one proponent of Sharia Law kills another proponent?
  • Kanye is operating at a higher level of awareness than his critics
    • A “President’s Portfolio”, spotlighting startups with the potential to reduce healthcare costs
    • STOP thinking yes/no…START thinking test small, see what happens

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Episode 258 Scott Adams: Kanye is Using Systems over Goals to Solve Problems

Topic: 

  • Kanye’s approach to helping inner cities is a system rather than a goal

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Suge Knight’s Son Worried About Suge’s Health After Plea Deal, Says System’s Unfair

[[tmz:video id=”0_nh4n9xyx”]] Suge Knight’s son believes his old man’s being treated unfairly, and the system’s set up to keep him locked up for the rest of his life … but he’s holding out hope it doesn’t go down like that. Suge Jacob Knight tells TMZ…

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Hugo Boss Awards Parsons Students in Circular Systems, Strategy Course With Prizes

YOU’RE THE BOSS: Students at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York have been honing their sustainable fashion design and innovation skills with the help of Hugo Boss.
The partners tested the waters with a workshop last year. To encourage exchange between different disciplines, the project was open to students in various areas of the school from fashion design to business. At Wednesday night’s graduate exhibit opening at the New York school, Hugo Boss announced the winners of its Circular Systems and Strategy course. Twenty students participated in the 16-week program, which is part of the company’s partnership with Parsons.
The $ 12,000 first prize, Boss One, was awarded to Annabella Waszkiewicz, Gwyneth Ong and Jose Luis Cabrera. The $ 6,000 second-place Boss Skeleton went to Elijah Devries, Camilla Hopkinson, Irene Lu, Alex O´Brien and Lara Tang. The $ 3,000 Boss Mention was given to Chenyu Wang, Haoyu Chen and Monika Mikhail. Their concepts will be displayed in one of the Boss stores in New York this year. All participants will have the opportunity to extend their work experience with the global fashion group. Hugo Boss’ former artistic director of women’s wear Jason Wu attended Parsons. 
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The “Systems” Business Model

A typical start-up created by an inexperienced entrepreneur has about a 10% chance of success.

But if that same entrepreneur pivots, or starts a second company, the odds of the next venture succeeding jumps to about 20%. And that makes sense because you learn a lot during your first failure, and you make a lot of contacts that can be useful later.

If you go up the odds chain, an angel investor with twenty investments in different companies might have a 70% chance of doing well because of the value of diversification.

A start-up incubator does a similar thing by holding equity in a diverse portfolio of start-ups. If only one out of ten succeeds, that can be enough to make the incubator profitable. 

You get even better odds investing in established companies that are part of an index fund, so long as you hold for a long time. Let’s say the odds of that working out for you are closer to 90%. Diversification always seems to be a good idea.

So I asked myself how a start-up could get some of the benefits of diversification while still keeping the advantages of being a start-up with a single focus. The answer, I hope, is a Systems Business Model.

I wrote the book (literally) on why systems are better than goals in most complex environments. Most start-ups are goal-focused. They might have one product (plus a few features) and too much optimism about market demand. That’s how you get to a 10% odds of success, or 20% if you are experienced at this sort of thing. A Systems Business Model attempts to improve those odds.

The start-up I co-founded (CalendarTree.com) might be the first example of a systems approach to a start-up. When we relaunch this summer you will see a portfolio of software solutions around the domain of scheduling, calendars, and time. We are able to quickly create solutions in this area because we developed a deep understanding of the market and the relevant technology while creating our original scheduling product. Once we had the knowledge and the technology platform in place we could add a dozen related but independent products to the upcoming relaunch. We’ll change our name to better fit the new offerings.

We have no idea which ones of the new products will capture people’s attention. When we relaunch we will solve about fifty common problems (I counted them) in the schedule and calendar field. (Note: We do not compete with calendars. Our job is to make your existing calendar more useful, among other things.)

If you ask me how we plan to make money, I’ll tell you I have no idea. But if any one of our products is a runaway hit, we will organize around it. If people like them as a package, we can work with that too. Maybe someday we will add some premium features. Maybe someday the app upgrade will cost one dollar. Maybe someday there will be an advertising component. We can go in any of those directions. We designed those doors to stay open.

Clearly this is not the kind of story you want to tell your potential angel investors. Those cats want to know the names of your first customers, see letters of intent, or know that you are already experiencing organic growth. No investor wants to hear “whatever” as part of your plan to monetize.

But “whatever” is exactly what makes a diversified portfolio of stocks a good investment. The whole point of “whatever” is that humans are shitty predictors of anything. But numbers are numbers. Diversification always seems to improve odds.

A Systems Business Model is designed to improve your odds of success even as you are failing on individual tasks and projects. Each failure increases our insight into what works and what does not in our chosen field. And you decide in advance that you will be taking a deep dive to find value. You won’t find many diamonds on the surface. Each failure makes us technically smarter and more insightful. And soon we will have diversification on our side. If you don’t feel a compelling need for nine of our solutions, you might get jazzed about the tenth.

This model obviously has big challenges for branding. But we figured out a way to make it work for us in this case. I’ll tell you more over the summer. 

And obviously funding is a problem with the “whatever” story. But we’ll be fine long enough to know what we have. Maybe if the Systems Business Model works for us, investors will take notice.

Is this sort of blog post interesting? I really can’t tell.

Scott 

@ScottAdamsSays

My book: How to Fail… (including why systems are better than goals).

In Top Tech 

Soon your phone will recognize you by your eyes. My next invention will be a belt buckle for men that knows when someone is looking at it and responds with, “Hey, my eyes are up here, ball-gazer.”

Vacuum-cleaning robots keep getting better. But where is my robot to pick up tennis balls after a lesson?

And now you can program your army of robots to swarm. They don’t say this is for military use, but what would be scarier than seeing a swarm of robots parachuting behind your defensive lines?


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Systems Versus Goals again

Those of you who were nice enough to read my latest book (How to Fail…) will recognize my writing as the uncredited source material for this video. The credit information probably got separated from the product at some point. 
In any event, the systems-versus-goals idea seems to be taking on a life of its own. I like that.

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Scott Adams
Co-founder of CalendarTree.com     
Author of this book 

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