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Ode to Bob Dylan : A Poem to Irregular Hopes

Ode to Bob Dylan : A Poem to Irregular Hopes   Enjoining Austin Clarke and Dylan Thomas with Bob Dylan in a poetic ‘strange loop’ Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Our poets saw a […]

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Bargaining & Dispute Resolution

Recently, at the Manchester Business School we introduced bargaining as a solutions methodology for use in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It was the central theme of Day 2 of a three day residential Workshop on the broad theme of ethics and responsibility in business (ERB) http://www.patrickmcnutt.com/news/new-module-ethics-in-business/ a new elective available to all MBAs. The material […]

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Raw War: Google ∧ Apple = 1

Google and Apple are like chess players in a smart game – their war is raw. They are as thran as a pair of cloth galluses. Both players attack: they have developed a cognitive awareness of each other as competitors and like[1] Radar O’Reilly they always know the rival strategy before the rival does. Players […]

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Soft Law: Google & The Coffice

The EU regulators should settle the long running case[1] against Google. They should present Google with the opportunity to amend any alleged or putative anti-competitive practices. Markets are evolving eco-systems – contest, combat and scramble market systems[2] – and new markets are created by technology. The challenge for the law is how to handle technology […]

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Agincourt 1415: Henry V vS Charles VI

Sunday 25th October 2015 marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. It is an interesting battle from the perspective of non-cooperative game theory. It has elements of both imperfect information on how the game is played and incomplete information of player type. The optimal strategy for Henry V or Charles VI […]

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