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Newsnight Review - 29 September, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 29 Sep 06, 05:22 PM

center2_203.jpgThe panel, chaired by Kirsty Wark, discuss Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, the “mockumentary” Death of a President, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and the exhibition Holbein in England at Tate Britian.

Comment on the latest edition of Newsnight Review and let us know if you agree with our panel, Sir John Mortimer, Nikki Gemmell, Rachel Campbell-Johnston and Johann Hari.

Friday, 29 September, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 29 Sep 06, 04:22 PM

meldrew_203.jpgAge discrimination in the workplace is about to be outlawed – what differences will the new legislation make? Nato wants to open up a new front in Afghanistan but where will it get the troops it needs? Plus racing cars in the boardroom.

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Can McLaren's software keep a business off the crash barriers?

  • Paul Mason
  • 29 Sep 06, 02:49 PM

We had a fascinating day at the futuristic bond-like HQ of McLaren, the Woking-based Formula One team. They're about to spin off the software that runs race strategy into a commercial business tool aimed at chief executives. The software analyses about 8 million possible scenarios per race, and recalibrates the possibility of them happening every two seconds: the idea is that the same methodology - for geeks it is based on Bayesian probability - can be used to speed up and make rigorous the kind of strategic decisions you have to take if you are a chief executive...

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