OODA loops in professional basketball

John Boyd is considered by many to be the greatest air combat theorist in history, and he is also the creator of the OODA (observe, guide, decide, act) loop. Boyd argued that if a fighter pilot rigorously goes through the OODA loop faster than his enemy, he will maximize the probability of beating the enemy … Read more

NBA value chain map

This is the first draft of an idea that is growing up in my mind, and it’s to combine the Wardley Maps with the NBA. The NBA as organization is very rich, in so many aspects and it’s making a lot of continuous adjustments to evolve and be a competitive platform for the teams. It’s … Read more

Team sport experience

I have practiced sport since I was a kid, I was full of energy and my mother did not know what to do with that, so she engaged me in different sports all Septembers till I told her: I want to continue playing basketball next season. When I started to work in a company, at … Read more

Solvay conference in 1927

Solvay Conferences in 1927, which had an amazing 17 Nobel Prize laureates attending. The event has been called “the most intelligent picture ever taken in human history”. Back row: Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph H. Fowler, Léon Brillouin ; Middle … Read more

Customized objects

Old times rituals From the time I was working on major projects for an engineering company, at the end of the project, a manager used to show up with boxes full of mugs, for the members of the project. Depending on the project, to have one of these mugs was something important or something embarrassing. … Read more