I just wrote about how staid companies do math (proven, verifiable, secure, quantitative stuff) and entrepreneurs and innovative companies create (unproven, to-be-tested) algorithms. Math's easy; crafting a new equation is difficult.
Thanks to Freakonomics, for the moment I stand corrected. Here's a slice of a freaky leap-day post:
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Ten cents, I calculated.