Wednesday , December , 13 , 2017
The Institute Way Blog
I am absolutely addicted to the television show, “Big Bang Theory.” Have you seen it? I catch myself laughing out loud at it...even when watching it on planes (yes, that’s a little embarrassing). People who are fluent in the language of math and science are actually bilingual. And that’s what I love about the quirky characters on Big Bang Theory. They not only understand how to string words and punctuation together to form sentences and paragraphs that communicate meaning, but they also know how to string numbers and symbols together to form equations that communicate meaning. And when someone is fluent in both, sometimes they slip back and forth between the two languages and things get comical.
There has been a lot of interest in my recent blog post: “Balanced Scorecard Gone Bad: What’s that Funky Smell?” Several people have posted comments and questions in various forums, but one in particular deserves special attention.
The rock music industry in 1991 was in transition. After about forty years of fans preferring rock music to country music by a reliably constant percentage, sales figures were indicating that preferences were shifting from rock to country. Was Garth Brooks popular enough to influence a dramatic shift? Or was there actually an underlying measurement problem?
I am an engineer by training and a math geek at heart. So articles about girls and math catch my eye. Did you know that researchers agree that one’s ability to excel at math and science is as much about attitude as it is about “natural gifts” or gender?
I was working with an Army command at Ft. Sam Houston this week and had invited a special guest - Scott Hencshel - to address the group regarding the organizational challenges of implementing a balanced scorecard system within Army. (Scott’s command is also stationed at Ft. Sam Houston - Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S), an...