blog – October 10, 2021

'Scale': To Infinity And Beyond

Dream 10X Blog Authors of the book, 'Scale', Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel, share their collective wisdom on scaling companies from startup to large corporation. Hoffman and Finkel are both successful entrepreneurs in their own right. 'Scale' identifies commonalities amongst most, if not all, businesses and identifies key strategies companies can follow to realize exponential growth in their business. In this episode, Dr. Caple and I discuss the seven core principles outlined in this book for realizing exponential growth in your business. Read More ›

blog – September 13, 2021

Let's Talk About Seafaring...'With Reckless Abandon'

Dream 10X Blog While eating lobster at a 'Lobster Bake' in Rockland, Maine last week, I stumbled upon a gem of a man and author of the seafaring book, 'With Reckless Abandon'. In his book, I picked-up some awesome tips for how to live, and perhaps even fund, a life lived with reckless bandon. Captain Sharp's book had me giggling out loud throughout, while I experienced first-hand the Maine weather, water and people he describes in his book. In this podcast episode, we recount our visit to Rockland, Maine, our visit to the 'Sail, Power and Steam Museum' there, and my brief encounter with museum curator and author, Captain Sharp, learning about the adventures of Admiral MacMillan in the Arctic. Read More ›

blog – August 29, 2021

Four Thoughts On The Book: 'Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow'

Dream 10X Blog The previous podcast's prognostications have hereby been revised to say that Homo sapiens will not be made slaves to super-intelligent technology; Rather, Homo sapiens will simply be made irrelevant by super-intelligent technology. From problems associated with Global Warming to mankind being made irrelevant vestigial biological organisms by super-intelligent algorithms, I am starting to question the overall expedient to man's never-ending quest for technological innovation. Read More ›

blog – August 15, 2021

'A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence' by Michael Wooldridge

Dream 10X Blog Intelligent machines will turn humans into slaves by the end of next year. Just kidding, that is likely not ever going to happen. It's interesting to think how R2-D2 and C-3PO delighted us for so many decades as intelligent machines that not only worked along side humans as intelligent servants (if not friends), but also helped humans wage war against the 'Dark Side'. Yet, how fast did the idea of benevolent machine intelligence get subsumed by the idea of robot overlords, ala 'Terminator'. This book helps to dispell cultural beliefs inculcated by both of these movie myths. Yet, I wonder... Read More ›

blog – July 26, 2021

'The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book' by Andriy Burkov

Dream 10X Blog If you are trying to learn the nuts-and-bolts behind the machinery of Machine Learning (ML), like I am, then this is a nice, short book to dive into. Don't let the brevity of the book fool you, though. This book is 130 pages of pure rubix cube type thinking. This book takes a bit of work to digest, and I am still trying to assimilate Chapters 1 and 2, to be honest. Nevertheless, I feel that great things will come from persistence in understanding this material, as it has caused Cindy and I to ponder what exactly constitutes the word 'Intelligence' in 'Artificial Intelligence (AI)'; and further, is Machine Learning truly a waypoint on the path to AI or AGI (Artificial General Intelligence)? Read More ›