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Falko

maxheadroom@books.mxhdr.net

Joined 2 years, 10 months ago

reading mostly non-fictional books to learn new stuff. But occasionally I'm reading Sci-Fi and History.

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62% complete! Falko has read 5 of 8 books.

Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

Kreisel once asked Gödel why, since both he and Adele so obviously enjoyed being hospitable and having friends to visit, they did not have people over more often. Gödel replied that he “had noticed that most people showed more excitement in company than they felt, and he found this very tiring.” (“Clearly,” observed Kreisel, “at times he needed very few data to reach, painlessly, a very sound conclusion.”)

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Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

He always kept the door of his office at Fine Hall open, and had a running bet with a colleague that if either caught the other working, the guilty party had to pay ten dollars. Von Neumann was never caught.

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The word is about Johnny von Neumann at Princeton ;)

Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

Princeton undergraduates added a verse to the ever-evolving “Faculty Song”: "Here’s to Veblen, Oswald V., Lover of England and her tea; He built a country club for math, Where you can even take a bath."

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Stephen Budiansky: Journey to the Edge of Reason (Paperback, 2022, W. W. Norton & Company) No rating

Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system …

When the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching commissioned him in 1910 to examine the state of American medical education, he personally visited every one of the 153 medical colleges in the United States and Canada, and found that all but a handful were little more than diploma mills, with no admission standards, no laboratories, no practical training, and no graduation requirements other than handing over a check.

Journey to the Edge of Reason by  (Page 146 - 147)

That was Abraham Flexner who later founded the institute for advanced studies at Princeton.

Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais: Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow (2019) No rating

In order to succeed at that, organizations need stable teams and effective team patterns and interactions. They need to invest in empowered, skilled teams as the foundation for agility and adaptability. To stay alive in ever more competitive markets, organizations need teams and people who are able to sense when context changes and evolve accordingly.

Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow by , (Page 31)

I only started reading the first page of the first chapter and find this summary of what I'm preaching since years.