Two of my goals in life are to: (1) facilitate global interconnectedness of people, ideas, and disciplines, and (2) enable accelerated knowledge growth and scientific/technological advancement. Among other things, I’ve established my website in order to provide a simple framework through which I can begin to accomplish these goals. One core piece of this is the ability to understand, structure, and communicate many of the underlying concepts and themes. Therefore, I’ve begun building a concise knowledge base of these concepts and themes to support that framework of interconnectedness, learning, and advancement.
Advanced Analytics – Innovative, unique, and often transformative processes and techniques (which may include statistical models, machine learning, optimization, forecasting, programming, complex analysis, etc.) used to understand data and solve problems.
Algorithm Development - An algorithm is a well-defined set of instructions for completing one or more tasks(s). Algorithm development is the analysis of processes, dependencies, and conditions around such tasks and the subsequent design, creation, testing, integration, optimization, and refinement of an algorithm to complete such task(s) through systematic (usually technical and mathematical) means.
Astronomy – The study of celestial objects, the science of such objects, and other phenomena originating outside of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Chaos Theory – Chaos theory is the branch of mathematics that deals with complex systems whose behavior is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, where small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences.
Combinatorics – Combinatorics is the study of countable structures (or sets of elements) and the mathematical properties through which they may be characterized.
Complex Adaptive Systems – Complex adaptive systems are types of systems, with multiple interconnected elements, that have the ability to change and learn from experience (e.g. stock market, ant colonies, brain).
Consulting – Consulting is a broad term to describe the act of providing advisory services to a well known customer or set of customers in a particular area of expertise, such as information technology, strategic planning, or management/leadership.
Cosmology – The study of the universe as a whole (including its origins, characteristics, properties, and eventual fate).
Data Mining - Data mining is the extraction of trends, patterns, anomalies, and other insights from large data sets through the use of database management techniques, statistical methods, and related technical and analytical components.
Data Visualization – The study of the visual representation (and often, communication) of data.
Decision Support – Decision support encompasses the people, systems, and processes designed to provide the timely, relevant, and necessary information to decision makers.
Design – The development of data, interfaces, systems, products, services, and/or ideas in such a manner that optimizes application, experience, or other intended effects.
Econophysics – Econophysics is an interdisciplinary research field, applying theories and methods originally developed by physicists in order to solve problems in economics, usually those including uncertainty or stochastic processes and nonlinear dynamics.
Emerging Technologies - The technology landscape is always changing. It will continue to be important to understand how this landscape is changing in parallel with science and society, to include in the most basic sense where innovation begins and how innovative technologies can and do impact every part of society.
Enterprise Architectures – In general, an enterprise represents people, information, and technology joined by common needs, objectives, and/or behaviors. An enterprise architecture helps define the structure of the enterprise to enable the people, information, and technology to interact in an efficient, effective, and sustainable manner.
Epistemology – A branch of philosophy, epistemology is the study of the nature and scope of knowledge. Major tendencies within epistemology include empiricism, idealism, rationalism, and constructivism.
Existentialism – A modern philosophical doctrine with emphasis on the individual and, more specifically, the importance of personal freedom, decision, and commitment.
Expert Systems – Expert systems are technologies that emulate the decision-making abilities of a human subject/expert. Given the pace of research and development in this realm of artificial intelligence, it will become increasingly more important to study expert systems and how humans and technologies interact.
Futurology / Future Studies – Futurology pushes the frontiers of society, business, and culture through (1) the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures (and the worldviews and myths that underlie them), and (2) the development of new and enhancement of existing analytical methods that facilitate understanding future states.
Game Theory – Applied to business strategy and scientific disciplines, game theory is the mathematical and strategic analysis of competitive situations, where the outcome of a participant’s choice of action depends critically on the actions of other participants.
Information Sharing –
Information Studies –
Innovation Studies –
Knowledge Management –
Management Science –
Market & Competitive Research – Market research is the investigation and characterization of a specific market segment to assess the viability of a business, product/service, strategy, and/or action. Competitive research is the investigation and characterization of the existing and/or potential competition of an organization in order to optimize organizational, business, and/or product strategies.
Mobile Technology – As the world of mobile devices (e.g. tablets), products (e.g. apps), and enabling technologies (e.g. Android, 4G LTE, GPS) evolves, it’s critical to understand market trends, technological advancements, security implications, and future applications of such.
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Organizational Learning –
Performance Measurement –
Predictive Analytics – Predictive analytics encompasses statistical techniques used to analyze current and historical facts in order to help predict future events.
Problem Solving –
Process Improvement/Re-engineering –
Product Management –
Program Management –
Project Management –
Quantum Computing -
Regression Analysis – Regression analysis covers statistical techniques used to explore and quantify the relationship(s) between variables to gain some further insight.
Risk Analysis -
Science & Technology -
Social Media – Social media are highly-accessible and scalable forms of communication that support social interaction and networking.
Sociophysics – The study of social questions and phenomena using the laws, methods, and concepts of physics.
Statistical Physics – Statistical physics is the branch of physics that uses methods of probability theory and statistics, and particularly the mathematical tools for dealing with large populations and approximations, in solving physical problems.
Stochastic Systems/Science - The study, analysis, and representation of systems (sets of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole) that are intrinsically non-deterministic, sporadic, or random.
Strategic Planning -
Symbology – The study of, interpretation of, or expression by symbols.
Systems Analysis -
Technology Assessment –
Technology Transfer – Technology transfer is the movement or flow of technical skills, knowledge, data, designs, capabilities, or other intellectual property from one organization to another, usually for the purposes of product commercialization (although many other reasons exist).
U.S. Presidents – Understanding past U.S. executive leadership helps us understand today and what just might come tomorrow.
User Experience – User experience (UX) involves a person’s behaviors, attitudes, and emotions about using a particular product, system or service. (Wikipedia)
Venture Capital – Venture capital is money (capital) provided to high-risk, high-potential, start-up companies in return for ownership (equity) in those companies, with successful “exit events” targeted (usually in 3-7 years), such as an initial public offering (IPO), merger, or acquisition that results in profits gained on the original capital investment.