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Monday September 23, 2002
04:39 PM

Business plan archive

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Colliding worlds thought: use Bayesian networks to classify a bunch of business plans and see whether it's possible to automatically predict success or failure of the company. Based on the sample quotes they offer from an online grocery business plan, I think "Leverage distribution system to enter additional product categories" would be strongly allied to failure. Because success at selling Campbells soup over the net obviously translates into success selling power tools and plane tickets. I mean, it worked for Amazon, right?

--Nat

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  • Nice idea, but Bayesian probabilities are soooo last month [paulgraham.com]. This month's meme is whining about how Bayesian networks don't work, or how they really aren't Bayesian (most likely because the implementors never understood prob & stat).

    All the cool kids are using Jam Sessions [perl.org] to determine whether the business plan is a cruel joke, or if it has potential [fedex.com].

    <plan type="cunning" voice="Baldrich">This sounds like a good category for The Internet Quiz Show or Who's Code is it Anyway?: Guess the Real Int