In 1900 a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock. It turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For more than a century this 'Antikythera mechanism' puzzled academics. It was ancient clockwork, unmatched in co...more
Google co-founder Larry Page provides several tips for entrepreneurs. Tip 1: Just don't settle. Especially with employees, it is very important to find great people you are compatible with. Tip 2: There is a benefit from being real experts. Experience pays off. Tip 3: Have a healthy disregard for the impossible. Stretch your goals. Tip 4: It is OK to solve a hard problem. Solving hard problems is where you will get the biggest leverage....more
Smith talks about how a series of experiences prepare an entrepreneur to found a new venture. Entrepreneurship is about solving a problem in a better way and finding a way to make it happen, despite everyone telling you it cannot be done, she says. People did not believe Teach for America would work, but Smith and founder Wendy Kopp realized people weren't becoming teachers because they weren't being recruited and the process to get certif...more
Randy Komisar, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, talks about how innovation occurs at Kleiner Perkins. Instead of giving projects a thumbs up or thumbs down, the firm uses a set of filters to review and improve these projects. Through this process of iteration, innovation and problem solving occurs between investors and entrepreneurs, he notes.
Review Of Main Properties Of The Shah Function, Setup For The Interpolation Problem, Bandwidth Assumption, Solving For Exact Interpolation For Bandlimited Signals, Periodizing The Signal By Convolution With The Shah Function, Solution Of The Interpolation Problem
Reedy talks about the leadership characteristics at eBay - understanding the eBay DNA, always creating a compelling sense of purpose, setting clear objectives, building a strong team, knowing how to prioritize, how to multi task and understand when you need to have a sense of urgency, diving deep and solving problems quickly, making and meeting commitments, leading and not being a victim. As a leader, she says, you have to have the right s...more
Innovation is a process, not a thing, says Dell. At Dell, Inc. the company works to find the right mix between solving the needs of customers and using the correct technology. Additionally, Dell points out that the company has a team that focuses on future technology prospects for the next 18 months or later. Ideas and trends discussed by the team may turn into real projects or they are monitored to keep track of their influence in the industry.
Linear Discrimination (Cont.), Robust Linear Discrimination, Approximate Linear Separation Of Non-Separable Sets, Support Vector Classifier, Nonlinear Discrimination, Placement And Facility Location, Numerical Linear Algebra Background, Matrix Structure And Algorithm Complexity, Linear Equations That Are Easy To Solve, The Factor-Solve Method For Solving Ax = B, LU Factorization
While at EBay, Jeff Housenbold, now the CEO of Shutterfly, managed to enroll 65,000 new subscribers a day, and shepherded the company toward being the first to use Google's Adwords. In the process, he took direct marketing online to a whole new level - day-parting and month-parting ads during traffic surges, targeting users by geography, and understanding ad buying strategy. In short, he cites new technologies as the key to solving marketi...more
Newton's Method (Cont.), Newton Step At Infeasible Points, Solving KKT Systems, Equality Constrained Analytic Centering, Complexity Per Iteration Of Three Methods Is Identical, Network Flow Optimization, Analytic Center Of Linear Matrix Inequality, Interior-Point Methods, Logarithmic Barrier
The founders acknowledge that they were very lucky in that their first venture investor was from a man who was also a technologist. He understood the vision for the product and was able to assist the founders in solving technical problems, as well as entrepreneurial problems, which proved valuable in the growth of the venture.
Perry addresses the fact that an analytical way of thinking and approaching problems from his advanced degree in mathematics was a huge asset for his role as the Secretary of Defense. He stresses that the logic of going through the steps of problem solving will help one build objective decisions about the problem.