Benedikt Jóhannesson

Benedikt Jóhannesson


Benedikt Jóhannesson holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Mathematics from the Florida State University. He is born in Reykjavík. Since 1983 he has been running a consulting company Talnakönnun (Data Analysis) and since 2000 the publishing company Heimur. He has been board member of various Icelandic companies, including some of Iceland's largest companies. Benedikt has published a collection of short stories. He is the editor of a weekly newsletter on Icelandic business and economics.

Bobby Fischer Had Just Won the War (BJ)

By Benedikt Jóhannesson
I saw the movie Pawn Sacrifice today. It is about how Bobby Fischer became chess champion of the world. It is a good movie, even though it takes quite a few artistic licenses.

Amateurs in Politics (BJ)

By Benedikt Jóhannesson
I am only one Icelander, but I do apologize for the harm done by the short sighted resolution on an embargo against Israel.
Holuhraun eruption 2014

Bárðarbunga Volcano Might Erupt Again

Geologists are now investigating data that indicates that magma might be accumulating again under Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. The Holuhraun eruption, which took place between August 31, 2014, and February 27, 2015, was part of a series of events which started in the volcano in...