Introduction. Welcome to Part IV of my (that is, 7/.V) “In the Hands of a Few”(ITHOAF) article series. Here I show how we get “fooled by randomness” – with a slight abuse of Nassim N. Taleb’s terminology. If you search the Internet for “4,448,419” you will find the U.S. patent “Electronic Gaming Device Utilizing a Random Number Generator for Selecting the […]
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This unadulterated episode of 8RD+ Versustakes features the Dutch-based EUR 53.3 billion revenue conglomerate Unilever in the world of FATTY ACIDS. As a theoretical framework we are probing the subjects of asymmetric information, impression management, planned obsolescence, and of course my favorite term FRAGILITY. In laymen terms, we are talking about who controls the markets […]
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