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Yaacov Apelbaum

In Crowds We Trust

By the end of the first day of deliberations, the majority of the jurors decided to go with “First Degree Murder”. I argued that I couldn’t find a willful and premeditated intent to justify First Degree murder verdict. I also pointed out that from all the facts presented to us, it was clear that the “victims” were armed, had a history of violence, were wearing their “colorz”, and from the video footage, it seemed that they were itching for a “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” style shootout.

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Analytics
Yaacov Apelbaum

Driving the Message

From an evolutionary point of view, it seems that the quadrant 1 and 3 messaging mediums (see chart) represent a form of r/K selection classification. Each trades between quantity and quality. The focus in quadrant 1 is to increase the quality of the content with higher expense per message. The focus in quadrant 3 is to increase the quantity of the content with a corresponding reduction in quality and lower expense per message.

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Yaacov Apelbaum

The Time Tunnel & Reciting the Shema in Papua New Guinea

Among the most prominent themes in the Hebrew Bible are the concepts of sin, punishment, repentance, and restoration. Chapter 28 of the book of Deuteronomy, known as the “blessing and curse”, makes it abundantly clear what the rules of the game are. Follow the law and you will enjoy fantastic entrepreneurial success and overflowing prosperity, disobey it, and you’ll be punished with the worst forms of war, exile, anarchy, and poverty.

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Management
Yaacov Apelbaum

Your First 90 Days on the Job

You just landed the technology executive job of your dreams, so what do you do next?  Do you concentrate on the dysfunctional engineering/architectural environment? Do

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Finovate Spring 2011
Yaacov Apelbaum

Finovate Spring 2011 and the 3G Blood Bath

The whole event is a strange combination of high-tech magic show, circus act, and speed dating. Following the philosophy that there is no such thing as bad press, it’s not unusual to have a presenters accompany their product demo while playing a ukulele solo or performing a juggling act.

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Yaacov Apelbaum Big-O Notation Efficiency
Algorithm
Yaacov Apelbaum

Big O Notation

So if you have been suffering from recursive algorithmic nightmares, or have never fully understood the concept of algorithmic efficiency, (or plan to interview for a position on my team), here is a short and concise primer on the subject.

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