This article is relatively old (from 2007) but nonetheless interesting. It basically says that a condition for higher productivity is access to intangible wealth. Whereas natural and built capital describe natural resources, pasture land, and machinery, equipment, infrastructure; intangible wealth include such things as trust in society, property rights, education, etc. And the amount of intangible wealth is decisive for how productive and creative you will be. Sounds intuitive enough.
The paper and the recent posts about how Twitter data can be used to predict the first-weekend box office revenues of movies are quite interesting. Basically, provided sufficient data about a topic and clever ways to process the data, the analysis of Twitter data could potentially indicate if people are going to buy a product, watch a show, vote for someone, go somewhere or think in a given way, etc.
You’re applying for a job in a research lab in the industry? Find some great advice here. And below are some additional, and hopefully concrete questions you might want to find answers to during your round of interviews: Projects How many projects are going on currently in the team and when will the next round of projects be decided? When next can you influence/start a new project? How are projects