RWaaS combines people, processes, AI, and suppliers into new virtual services. (Freepik/flaticon)

It’s hard to find a silver lining, but one positive and far-reaching impact of the pandemic is the widespread adoption of remote work. Individual managers will embrace or resist remote work on their own timetables. But as a society, the pandemic accelerated us into a future that would have otherwise…


The Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams said, “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.” I guess he wasn’t well acquainted with entrepreneurship. …


President Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore)

This the first post in a series that explores the pandemic and its impact on problem-solving and knowledge creation.

Do you think Trump has a superpower? Depending on your leanings, he’s either a political genius or an idiot savant. …


A gallery of AI artists and their art. (Source: AIArtists.org)

It returns as predictably as the seasons. Call it Bacon’s Comet: The idea that the age of creative AI is now upon us. Machines are not only accelerating discoveries (so the argument goes), they’re now making their own independent discoveries. …


Cardboard sign on The Promised Land sculpture in Portland, Oregon, reminding military personnel of their duty to follow The Constitution. (Ted Timmons)

“The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.” From Napoleon of all people, a stunning testament to the destructive power of silence. In our revolutionary times, “silence is violence” is once again a rallying cry for change.


This the sixth post in a series on the pandemic and its impact on progress and problem solving. In the last post, we looked at uncertainty in science.

The gruesome toll should make the pandemic undeniably salient, undeniably factual. But the denials mount as fast as the casualties. …


Anthony Fauci and Mike Pence, March 31 2020 (The White House)

This the fifth post in a series on the pandemic and its impact on progress and problem solving. In the last post, we looked at the crisis of expertise.

The pandemic challenges even the strongest enclaves of expertise. Our most respected universities and professions are under siege. …


Peter Navarro and Jared Kushner (Eric Bridiers, Dominique A. Pineiro)

This the fourth post in a series on the pandemic and its impact on progress and problem solving. In the last post, we looked at the impact on our values.

Experts once went about their business in relative tranquility. They were authoritative, credentialed and respected. Most tended to the same…


Lockdown protestors in Grove City, Ohio (Paul Becker)

This the third post in a series on the pandemic and its impact on progress and problem solving. In the last post, we looked at conspiracy theories and why their misconceptions envelope all of us.

The toll of the pandemic on our values may be the most momentous impact of…


Bill Gates is caught in the most popular conspiracy theory of the pandemic. (Mohammad Jangda)

This the second post in a series on the pandemic and its impact on progress and problem solving. In the last post, we looked at ad hoc rationalizations and their most famous enthusiast, Donald Trump.

Conspiracy theories are easily refuted, and so they’re often underestimated as weak. …

Peter Sweeney

Entrepreneur and inventor | 4 startups, 80+ patents | Writes on the science and philosophy of problem solving. Peter@ExplainableStartup.com | @petersweeney

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