The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com
“Mr. Wozniak offers this guidance to aspiring inventors:
“Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me … they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone …. I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone… Not on a committee. Not on a team.”
The Synergist | Matthew E. May
“Sounds like a Marvel Comics action hero, right? But having launched countless creative teams, I know from experience that when they’re in the throes of team hell, they in fact need a hero: someone with a special talent for being at once the glue and the grease that keeps the machine working at peak effectiveness. Someone who can lead them to predictable success.
That’s where the “Synergist” comes in.”
The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the
The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Enterprise Hadoop: Big data processing made easier | Business Intelligence – InfoWorld
Review of test drive: Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM and MapR
Martin Fowler on need to mix and match db persistence models and programming models. Follow the link for PolyglotPersistence.
“This is part of the argument for PolyglotPersistence – use aggregate-oriented databases when you are manipulating clear aggregates (especially if you are running on a cluster) and use relational databases (or a graph database) when you want to manipulate that data in different ways.”