Monthly Archives: January 2012

What you can learn from Princeton’s most expensive lawsuit

When George Hartford started working as a clerk for a small New York tea wholesaler in 1861 he could not have known that 100 years later his grand-daughter would give $35m to Princeton, and that this endowment would go on … Continue reading

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What is evolutionary game theory?

Two men were the founding fathers of evolutionary game theory. Both their fathers died when they were young, neither studied biology as their first degree and both fought cancer in middle age. George R Price (pictured) trained as a chemist … Continue reading

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A strategy lesson from the ugliest woman in history

Margaret, the Duchess of Tyrol was born in Austria in 1318, her father was the Duke of Carinthia and Count of Tyrol. She was possibly one of the ugliest women who ever lived and yet still lived a life full … Continue reading

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