Worth mentioning III: Acquisition loops, NFTs explained, Orson Welles and friendship, and B2B sales

Posted on July 20, 2021

This is the continuation of the worth mentioning experiment where I shared relevant links to be kept for future references. Acquisition Loops: The old ways of acquiring new customers -aka funnels- are outdated. Modern brands are adapting their marketing strategy and shifting their tactics to acquisition loops. In this article, there is an explanation accompanied by some examples from relevant brands. NFTs, explained: Currently cryptocurrencies are in everybody’s mouth. Even newer trends are the Non-Fungible Tokens (NTF) which are aRead More

The Veblenian Entrepreneur

Posted on May 30, 2021

For quite a long time I’ve been thinking that people tend to focus their time on easy things instead of focusing on the complicated ones in an attempt to avoid pain. People, in general, try to avoid harmful situations which leads them to take the path with the least pain possible (at least at the start) i.e. the easy path. In some cases, the easy and straightforward choice may become the worse long-term solution. But this scientific publication made meRead More

Roulette Wheel Selection in Python 🐍

Posted on March 22, 2021

The roulette wheel selection (also known as fitness proportionate selection) is a function used by genetic algorithms for selecting potentially useful solutions for recombination. The crossover individual probability is computed based on the individual’s fitness divided by the sum of all population fitness. The following is the formula for it: where pi is the probability of each chromosome equals the chromosome frequency divided by the sum of all fitness. Let’s imagine that the roulette wheel selection algorithm is like aRead More

Genetic Algorithm Python Example

Posted on January 31, 2021

Genetic Algorithms (GA) are a subclass of evolutionary algorithms that emulate natural evolution. Darwin’s theory on natural selection states that the fittest individuals are the ones which reproduce. Following this theory, genetic algorithms are composed of three main phases: selection, reproduction, and mutation that attempt to copy the working mechanisms of nature. Genetic algorithms are principally used to find the global optimal solution heuristically. Genetic Algorithm Applications Genetic algorithms have been applied to many different problems in a wide spectrumRead More

Resumen y reseña de “CĂłmo hacer que cualquiera se enamore de usted” de Leil Lowndes

Posted on January 7, 2021

Leil Lowndes es una experta reconocida a nivel mundial en relaciones. En su libro “CĂłmo hacer que cualquiera se enamore de usted” nos asegura que el amor tiene reglas para ambos sexos. Hay ciertas caracterĂ­sticas que hacen una persona del sexo opuesto mas atractiva. Nos pasamos muchas horas frente el espejo intentando mejorar nuestro peinado o la ropa, pero nadie nos ha enseñado que caracterĂ­sticas y cualidades nos hace mĂĄs atractivos. A parte del punto de vista de citas yRead More

New Year’s Resolutions 2021: Building a healthy lifestyle

Posted on January 1, 2021

Life is a never-ending learning process. For many years I have been writing publicly my new year resolutions (2020, 2019, etc) and my own assessments at the end of the year (2020, 2019, etc). It is a practice that I find useful to reflect on oneself decide what to keep and what to change. This practice is not perfect and includes failure, like last year when I tried to list my goals in a monthly format instead of bullet points.Read More

2020 resolutions revised: Incredible plot twist and the new normal

Posted on December 28, 2020

What an incredible 2020! One year ago nobody would have expected this, and now the whole world has normalized this “new normal”. A bat flu has crashed all world economies and united mankind for the research of a vaccine to overcome this new virus. I guess nobody had a pandemic in the apocalypse bingo for 2020. Nevertheless, I tried to make the most of this rollercoaster year and instead of grieving, I tried to accept what we’ve been given. InRead More

EASY install anaconda on macOS using homebrew

Posted on December 6, 2020

Installing anaconda on a macOS is not a simple task. Sometimes it requires a lot of troubleshooting, like setting the right shell initialization. To solve this I propose to install anaconda through homebrew. All of these commands are performed through the terminal unless otherwise specified in step 3. 1. Install homebrew /bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)” 2. Install anaconda brew install –cask anaconda 3. Set the right anaconda path Edit the ~/.zshrc file. You can do it using vim: vimRead More

Moral hazard…

Posted on November 25, 2020

…that occurs when people don’t have skin in the game. If you’re able to place a bet and you get the wins but you won’t bear the losses why don’t you go all in every time? We should look for people that have skin in the game, they can still err but at least they will suffer the consequences. It’s very easy to bet on other people’s money and walk away when things don’t look good. It’s not only usRead More

Theodore Roosevelt "The Strenuous Life" (1899)

Posted on November 20, 2020

Following my Theodore Roosevelt stack of quotes here you can find some segments of “The Strenuous Life” speech he gave in 1899. Each of the following paragraphs represents a segment. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man whoRead More