28 – Is China’s Boom Slowing?

Reading: WSJ business online – Interesting: The End Of China’s Economic Miracle? – China’s breakneck growth likely slowing due to debt fueled real-estate boom and corruption. Transition from low-cost producer to knowledge-based economy may not drive future growth: according to researchers, engineering grads from Stanford are 7x more likely to become entrepreneurs as those from …

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27 – Human Centered Automation And Decision Making

Reading: WSJ business online – Interesting: Automation Makes Us Dumb – Examples from aviation, medicine and architecture suggest too much automation can lead to lack of practice and experience for professionals and longer-term reduction in critical thinking. Better solution suggests “human-centered automation” where human operator is kept in the “decision loop” – the continuing process …

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