Measures of Donald Trump's Inaugural Address
Computers allow us to measure objectively the properties of text. I applied some established text and sentiment analysis algorithms on Donald Trump's inaugural address and compared the results with the same metrics of past well-known presidents. Presidential speeches are nowadays typically a team effort. Nevertheless, I thought that the speech writing team's output reflects the president's choices regarding staffing, policy, and style. Moreover, as luck would have it, in this case it was reported that Donald Trump wrote the inaugural address himself. The findings of this exercise surprised me.
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Manifesto for Agile Government
I'm sure that many readers of this blog have read the
Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Having worked in government over the past year,
I wondered how a similar manifesto for government,
created by a group of people who would radically want to improve existing
would look like.
Here is my take.
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Ron Heifetz on Crisis Leadership
Earlier today I had the privilege to attend a lecture on
crisis management by the Harvard Senior Lecturer
Here is a list of points that struck me
(in the form of slightly edited tweets),
and my view of their relevance to software development.
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Democracy in Europe: The Telecom Package
Last week I sent an email to the
24 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)
that are supposed to represent me,
Telecoms Reform Packet.
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