WSJ: In China’s Orbit

WSJ: In China’s Orbit

Visualization about leveraging chaos for innovation in stable organizations, using General David Petraeus and the Iraq counterinsurgency “surge” as a case study. Content based on the book The Gamble by Thomas Ricks (which I have not read).

You can find the original at mondaydots, or Garr’s article on Presentation Zen, along with the author’s how to for building similar presentations using Apple’s Keynote and iMovie. I’m inspired.

Resources for the Game of Go

As an avid student of strategy games, my latest focus has been on the ancient game of Go.  As with chess and poker, my practice is to read the seminal books on the game, and find software with a reasonable AI to practice against.  Once I have a solid understanding of the rules, I seek out fellow (human) students to play and learn with, and senior practitioners or teachers I can learn from.

As I start the journey with Go, here are some of the resources I’ve come across:

and please pass along (you can use the comments below or email me at go at mcbreen dot net) any other recommendations you may have–or let me know if you’d like a match, online or otherwise!