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Management and Bacon

”We must obey the forces we want to command” a paraphrase extracted from Novum Organum (1620), Book I* by Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The paraphrase gains strength in the original textual context, which embeds the levels on which managers must also operate during implementation: The strategic and organizational levels.

In the format of Bacon, who was not only a philosopher but also an English public official and essayist, the objects of discussion were individual, nation and nature.

Two levels of dynamics
•Individual (Queen/politician/citizen) versus nation
•Nation versus nature (Human, God)

The business world analog to individual, nation and nature is stakeholder, organization and market
•Owners, managers, employees within the organization
•The company positioned on a market

The philosophy, strategy, organizational design and toolset must obey the conditions set by the market and the position of the company. Innovative changes and successful implementation depends on perception.

Let u…

Raspberry Pi FM radio

http://www.icrobotics.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Turning_the_Raspberry_Pi_Into_an_FM_Transmitter

For easy access to configuration change the play_sound definition in PiFm.py to

def play_sound( filename, freq, rate ): 
     call(["./pifm", filename, freq, rate])
     return

Then try a loop (save in infloop.py and type sudo python infloop.py from the bash shell)

import PiFm 
x=100.0 
rate=141100 
while 1: 
print x,"MHz" 
PiFm.play_sound("sonar.wav"," "+str(x)," "+str(rate)) 

You can also loop across a range of frequences

import PiFm 
x=0 
while 1: 
print x,"MHz" 
rate=141100 
PiFm.play_sound("sonar.wav"," "+str(x)," "+str(rate)) 
x=x+0.1 
if x>250: 
x=0

 Note: Use only with near-range antenna.