Thursday, February 28, 2013

CH2: Good Design

“Natural selection is the blind watchmaker, blind because it does not see ahead, does not plan consequences, has no purpose in view. Yet the living results of natural selection overwhelmingly impress us with the appearance of design as if by a master watchmaker, impress us with the illusion of design and planning.”

Bats and Echo-location machinery

     One thing bats and echo-location machinery such as radars or sonars have in common  is their method of locating physical objects. Engineers spend a lot of time and effort solving difficult mathematical models which explain how radars and sonars work. Then they have to use a lot of effort protecting this intellectual property. Especially, in the time of war, those how have better echo locating technology can gain significant advantage. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

[Book Review] The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins

Rating: 3/5
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science
Book Review:

        I have never know that there are so much about evolution. What I know is just ‘only the strongest will survive’. Apparently Charles Darwin discovered so much more.
This book is about evolution. It gives so much information, yet the writing style is more like non-fiction, rather than textbook. The book isn’t just about evolution. There are several side stories such as lifestyle of animals and mathematics. I especially like when the author breaks the mathematics down to something digestible. For example, it takes around 10,000 million years, if you use the fastest computer in the world to find all possible classification of 20 animals. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

CH1: Explaining the Very Improbable

“Explaining is a difficult art. You can explain something so that your reader understands the words; and you can explain something so that the reader feels it in the marrow of his bones.”

     Physics is a complicated subject. But things that Physics studies about isn’t complicated. They can be explained by Mathematics language. That’s why Physics is full of mathematics. 

    “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose. Physics is the study of simple things that do not tempt us to invoke design.”

[Main] The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins

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     This is the main post in the series "The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design" by Richard Dawkins.  Here are what I learn from this book:

Monday, February 11, 2013

[Quotes] The Intelligent Entrepreneur

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“If you’re reading this book, it’s probably because you hope to become a truly successful entrepreneur. You want to build something dynamic, useful, and great, and may be even get rich in the process.”

“Most ventures fail usually for a good reason.”

“Challenge and hardship can be the best teachers.”

“You’re a product of all the decisions you made.”   
-- Mark Cinedella

Thursday, February 7, 2013

[Video] ผู้ประกอบการที่ชาญฉลาด (Intelligent Entrepreneur)

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Monday, February 4, 2013

[Slide show] The Intelligent Entrepreneur

          We have come to the end of the series. As a final blog, I'd like to give you guys a slide, reviewing all the contents in this series.

Book or Audiobooks?

     Personally, I prefer audiobooks. It's fun, and I can listen when I'm doing something else. It also makes other activities (e.g., jogging) a lot more fun. For more detail about audiobooks, please read [this post].

     There is one more reason that may encourage you to go for the audiobook version. You can get it now for FREE. Audible offers you a free trial for 14 days. Even if you get the book and cancel the subscription right away (so that you don't have to pay), you can keep the book. And, don't worry if you lost the audiobook file. Just log into You can keep downloading the over and over again.

About the summary: It takes time to finish up a book. And, when you do, sometimes, you want to review what you learn from the book. If you do not make  notes as you read, you might have to go through the book once again. This can be time-consuming when you are dealing with a book. But you can still flip through the book and locate what you are looking for.

However, when the material is an audiobook, it is extremely hard to locate a specific part of content. Most likely you will have to listen to the entire audiobook once again.

This book summary will help solve the pain of having to go through the book all over again.

I am leaving out the details of the books. Most books have interesting examples and case studies, not included here. Reading the original book would be much more entertaining and enlightening. If you like the summary, you may want to get the original from the source below.

CH3: Accumulating Small Changes

      Evolution is a deterministic process. It consists of steps of small changes. Each change must be small so that it can happen by chance. A chance to step over a big change is much smaller than a chance to step over a small change. 

Genes and Evolution

“Genes in real life do two things. They influence development, and they get passed on to future generations.” 
     The role of genes in evolution are reproduction and development. Reproduction is a process of passing selected genes to the next generation. Development, on the other hand, is the process of genes to gradually develop into a body. Evolution is a repeated process of reproduction. 

“Genes only start to mean some- thing when they are translated, via protein synthesis, into growing- rules for a developing embryo.”

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rule#10: Play the game for life

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“We need 100,000 people in 100,000 garages trying 100,000 things – in the hope that five of  them break through.” – Tom Friedman


     For entrepreneurs, success means making money, creating impacts, and exploit your full potential.
“The freedom and security provided by a high income or a significant windfall are much  more important to highly successful entrepreneurs than the money itself.  At the deepest level, what matters most is finding a true measure of fulfillment – one that leave you feeling  that you have used all your talents to accomplish something worthwhile, make a difference  in people’s lives, and leave a legacy for those who follow.”