Minds, machines and business models (2)

Since the industrial age, the machine has been the model for business (explicitly in the work of the late 19th century management theorist Frederick Winslow Taylor, whose thinking, though hardly fashionable or explicitly embraced, still dominates management ideas). That’s probably because efficiency is directly correlated with profit, and making a business work like a machine... Continue Reading →

Minds, machines and business models (1)

Neuroscience raises a question about the possible distortions of the models we use to organise and shape our knowledge. With neuroscience it is quickly necessary to think about the relationship between observable brain functions and consciousness. It’s become possible to make a direct correlation between specific states of mind and visible activity in the brain,... Continue Reading →

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