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Semiotics, or why Robots is a perfectly fine word, so get used to it

Ian Barkin May 19, 2015Blog

semiotics, se·mi·ot·ics, \-ä-tiks\ noun

  • the study of signs and symbols, esp the relations between written or spoken signs and their references in the physical world or the world of ideas.
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BPO = Business People Outsourcing

Ian Barkin January 05, 2015Blog

The last two decades have seen a world become flat thanks to high-speed networks, system virtualization, and an appetite to reduce costs by tapping into a massive supply of low cost labor.  The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry benefitted from all of these trends, becoming, by some ...

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Marginal Cost Operations – when that NEXT thing costs NO thing.  Or, the death of the Linear Labor problem.

Ian Barkin October 15, 2014Blog

I must admit, I had an economics education from some of the best schools in the world, and I’ve all too quickly let the lessons slip away into my academic past.  But, one lesson merits dusting off.  The concept of Marginal Cost.  Marginal cost is the change in the total cost that arises when the ...

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