Author Archives: Jim Edmonds

About Jim Edmonds

I am a husband, father, mentor, who once was a chemist turned physicist turned marketer turned executive turned missionary turned professor. And survived it all.

Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Instant Inconsistencies

“Damn the torpedoes inconsistencies, full speed ahead!” – Just about Everybody. Formula 1 has its Silly Season (rumors about which driver is moving to which team), but traditionally that happens only near the end of each year’s races.  It appears … Continue reading

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Rendering Unto Caesar

“Size matters, apparently.” – Anonymous Haven’t had time to post for two months, but I certainly haven’t been inactive. These two months have seen the period leading up to April 18th, Tax Day, which most will still remember. No, I … Continue reading

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The Other Question Google Can’t Yet Answer

“Do intelligent beings inevitably develop an attitude problem?” – Steven Pinker In an article at Bloomberg.com, “Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer,” Jeremy Kahn discussed a recently published blog post by DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 4 – And Another Stupid Thing We Do

“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 3 – This Is Why We Do Stupid Things

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” – Bertrand Russell The next obvious question from the last post about doing stupid … Continue reading

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Gap Theory 2 – Why Does AT&T Do Stupid Things?

“Stupid is as Stupid does.” – Forrest Gump I was feeling somewhat relaxed after posting the last piece on Gap Theory. At least until about 3:00 am the next morning. I thought the next obvious question about the Gap would … Continue reading

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