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Update on an old post about bikeshare and Social Bicycles, which is now JUMP (after it added electric pedal assist), and has agreed to become part of Uber, addressing the economics of short (car) trips.  That old post just scratched the surface of the complex structure involved in bikeshare – involving bike design/making, software to operate and manage the fleet, an owner/operator (sometimes private, public or some combination), a municipality, and a community…  But here is a great “Most Complete Taxonomy of Bikeshare (so far) post that really delves into the complexity at play here (including some of the newer dynamics with inexpensive bikes peppering the landscape).

Related to this much older post about realtime translation, Kintrans is yet another dimension of this type of capability.

 

I’ve talked a lot about values, and this video (by Stanford professor Robert Sutton – about his book “The No _sshole Rule”) covers one major element relating to the workplace.  With the serious use of otherwise bad language – and the straight face, I would have thought this to be a skit on the Daily Show.
An interview of the author can also be seen here.

Link references:
1 – http://www.bnet.com/2422-13724_23-166752.html?promo=713&tag=nl.e713
2 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=QAThL4TJfaA

    What’s this AXONomics? You wanted Second Integral! Right?
    Well, while Second Integral is evolving, AXONomics is where we’re thinking out loud.
    This initial post reminds me of a day in late 1984, having just arrived in London. Much had come before that moment, deciding to go, planning, arranging, getting there. Now, looking out window of my train, heading west toward Bath – my home-base to-be for the next year, everything looked built to last much longer (and probably already had by a factor of 10) than construction I’d grown up around in New England. My next thought, after considering all the effort that had gone into getting there, was “OK, so… I’m here. Now what?”
    And so, here we are on that train again.
  • (i) where did we come from
  • (ii) what was the thinking and effort that came before, and
  • (iii) now what?
    (more…)

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