Friday, April 13, 2007

13 April 2007: Here I Go Again

Though I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what I’m looking for
Oh lord, I pray: You give me strength to carry on,
‘Cause I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams.”

--Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again

Each of my passions are merely an outgrowth from my first which came to me at a very young age; probably since the third grade, if not younger. The search for wisdom: Answers and truth.

In physics, the “holy grail” has been listed as the search for a grand unified theory, leading to a theory of everything. See, in physics there are four fundamental forces of nature: Electromagnetism, gravity, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. It is often said that this grand unification theory will be easy to recognize because it will, maybe, be about an inch long and mathematically elegant: Simplicity, elegance, boldness. These are the tenets of what wisdom truly is.

And so, I find myself along the path to seek answers and meaningfully relay them to the world while supporting my own needs. Along this journey of discovery, I’ve done much to discover myself and the ways the world works around me. Life is rarely a simple organism happening in small bubbles: Rather it is a large and complex system with multiple forces interacting on one another. We can, however, apply Galilean methods and only analyze discrete systems with little entropy involved. We can pick apart these systems and boil it down to a simple set of causal forces to determine how each element—and we—interact with the rest of the system.

However, I digress.

Business is the organization of resources to do commerce. Through commerce and open markets, great things can be had: Innovation, social change, and moving civilization forward. Necessity begets invention, which often leads to it being developed and marketed, especially in a free enterprise system. Take electricity, for example: Candles had their limitations. Two scientists, Edison and Tesla, vied for the top spot of whether to supply the civilized world with alternating or direct current. In the end, Edison won with his AC power, but DC power can still be found in many applications. They found a simple and elegant solution, applied the economic principle of economies of scale, and made it so that only the rich burned candles.

I write this on the eve of embarking fully on another adventure to seek wisdom, better society, and do commerce, going down the only road that I’ve ever known: Here I go again.

Regular entries coming soon

I've recently been working on my new website, so additions to the blog have not been as forthcoming as I would like. As I think I've finally developed a schedule for everything, next week things should be getting fairly regular again. At the very least, I plan on doing something once every other day if not more frequently.