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Alan Berkson
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Pardon My Disruption live today at noon eastern. Alan Berkson and I will be talking all things technology in person at the Stamford Innovation Center or online live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ApTLAmC3pQ&feature=youtu.be .﻿
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Pierre de Fermat postulated that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a↑n + b↑n = c↑n for any integer value of n greater than two. It took 358 years to prove it.

Here's one for all y'all: Berkson's Drug Theorem

There exists a number n for any ailment such that the drug you take for it will have side effects such that drug(1) relieves the ailment, drug(2) relieves side effect(1), drug(3) relieves side effect(2)...drug(n) relieves side effect(n-1) where side effect(n) is your original ailment for any value of n greater than two.

There is a clever proof for it, but I don't have space to write it here.﻿
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omg now i'm so depressed because all my work on the proof for the past 20 years was for naught.﻿

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This one's got me thinking. As a society (or at least the circles I run in) we're obsessed with concepts like "innovation" and "fail fast" and "fail forward."

I remember when I worked at Lehman Brothers there was a period of time where it was owned by American Express. Amex had a grant program where they would give someone money to work on an idea. The catch? The idea had to have little or no chance of being immediately commercially viable. They wanted people to really reach and follow their passion.

Kids never consider their ideas or dreams within the crucible of commercial viability, or even reality for that matter. Our creativity has no bounds or restrictions. So the idea of adults looking at stupid ideas has some merit.

Thoughts? ﻿
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The great and wonderful  turns the mic around on this episode of #ACTLOCALmarketing  ﻿
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I love when you come on the program  You are one of my favorite people!﻿
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I am honored and excited to speaking at the inaugural TEDxTarrytownWomen event on May 28th in Tarrytown, NY. If you've always wanted to see TED talks live this is a great opportunity to have the TED experience. There will be local speakers and they will be streaming live from the TEDWomen event in California as well. Seating is limited so sign up soon.﻿
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Thanks, Stan. I was a TMO cust a long time ago. Maybe time to go back. I spend most of my time in urban centers, so coverage shouldn't be a problem, I guess.﻿

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Live from   , join  aka Dr. Disruptive and  as they discuss the technology news of the day and the mega-trends.

They will be doing their 2015 Preview with a look at hacking and cyber warfare, wearables and instrumentation, Internet of Things and some surprises.

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Hi Alan - Good morning!  Mike﻿

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We'll be live in a minute. Technical difficulties.﻿
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Director of Community Outreach, 2013 - present
Excited to be working for this great SaaS customer support platform. My role is to connect with and engage the different members of the Freshdesk community -- customers, prospects, journalists, analysts, thought leaders -- to work towards helping businesses and organizations deliver better customer service. My goal is simple: to educate, network, connect, and most of all, to listen and learn.
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Business Strategist, Analyst, Blogger. Lover of good questions.
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Catalyst. Business Strategist at Intelligist Group. Recovering technologist. Mets/Jets fan. Really.
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Ran NYC Marathon, Hiked Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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