Categorized as: Game Theory

The Avenues Of Exodus – Part 2 Of 2


“Following her immutable law, nature, having changed the form of competition, proceeded to select a quality of mind to correspond with the new conditions of life.” – Brooks Adams, The Law Of Civilization And Decay

Nature Abhors A Vacuum

The end of a monopoly leaves a void that must be filled. (See: Part 1)

Some assume the fourth monopoly will end with an economic collapse – returning large parts of the world to the second monopoly. Though some are quick to paint members of the prepper movement as kooks, their strategy could serve as a strong hedge against such a scenario.

Fate may intervene. Some politicians, already supporting a return to violence, have found themselves …

Breaking The Fourth Monopoly – Part 1 of 2


“The evolution of this centralized society was as logical as every other work of nature. When force reached the stage where it expressed itself exclusively through money, the governing class ceased to be chosen because they were valiant or eloquent, artistic, learned, or devout, and were selected solely because they had the faculty of acquiring and keeping wealth.” – Brooks Adams

Something Runs In The Family

Brooks Adams was the grandson of a U.S. President, and the great grandson of another. Perhaps not surprisingly, he shared his ancestors’ distrust of excessive wealth and power in the hands of an elite.

His best known work, The Law of Civilization And Decay, discusses the predictable cycles by which civilizations rise and fall:

“At first, commercial activities flourish in

The Dimensional Mind – Engine Of Innovation


“They all overvalued the importance of stability.” – Robert Greene, Mastery

A Different Approach

In college, I bought a copy of Hyperspace by Dr. Michio Kaku. I spent that weekend glued to it until the last page. By the end of my freshman year, I must have re-read it at least five times.

The book delves into physics and math theories such as higher dimensions, unifying of forces, and time travel, while tying these concepts back to accepted work such as quantum mechanics and Einstein’s work on relativity.

Though these are great topics, it was his approach that really drew me in. There was a certain technique behind each example, something I couldn’t quite grasp. He had a way of …

Pyramids, Networks, And The Emergent Weapons Of Cyber War


“Cyber war is like Carl Sandburg’s fog; it comes on little cat feet, and it’s hardly noticed. That’s its greatest potential.” – John Arquilla

The 21st Century’s most important paradigm shift (See: Pyramids & Emergent Networks) is already underway. Though the full impact may not be felt for decades, some industries have already been forced to adapt.

How does one anticipate the impact of a Game Changer in progress?

Start at the tip of the spear

Fighting A Digital War Across The Globe

In late 2008, the Internet’s regulatory agencies and network security communities encountered an enemy they were not prepared to fight. Though disaster was …

The Rise Of Emergent Networks – Part 2 of 2


“Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking

“Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking

A problem as old and pervasive as the one we face (See Part 1) is beyond the reach of any person to solve. It can only be solved with a Game Changer.

Changing The Rules Of The Game

An analysis in Game Theory …