At the ATA Summer Conference, I was fortunate to see former Prime Minister Kim Campbell speak on leadership. During the question and answer period, someone asked her to comment a little further on how she sees the political situation in the United States unfolding. [Does she] see Trump finishing his tenure or [does she] see […]
When I was down in San Fransisco a couple of years ago, I dropped into one of the first meetings of the Social Media Club. While chatting with a group of strangers about social media, I mentioned how Stumble Upon had recently added a video section. One of the ladies was really enthralled and wanted […]
Clay Shirky on the demise of print journalism and thinking about what might replace it: Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. Don’t let the fact that it’s long turn you off; it’s a brilliant essay on adapting to the digital revolution. When someone demands to know how we are going to replace newspapers, they are really […]
Last month the New Yorker held it’s annual conference: Stories from the Near Future. They’ve setup a videocast for the talks. Below is the video of Malcolm Gladwell speaking about innovation, genius, and the mismatch problem in his talk, Reinventing Invention. See Reinventing Invention in pristine MP4 format.
I’ve talked about Richard Dawkins’ documentary The Root of all Evil before, but something I came across the other day which I found very interesting is The Big Picture: Debate on Dawkins’ Root of all Evil. (Coincidentally my friend Shannon Phillips is one of the producers on Avi’s other show, On The Map.)
Great opinion piece by WiredNews writer Bruce Schneier on theÂ value of privacy. How many of us have paused during conversation in the past four-and-a-half years, suddenly aware that we might be eavesdropped on? Probably it was a phone conversation, although maybe it was an e-mail or instant-message exchange or a conversation in a public place. […]
This month’s Rolling Stone magazine reports on theÂ United States’ worst president ever: According to the Treasury Department, the forty-two presidents who held office between 1789 and 2000 borrowed a combined total of $1.01 trillion from foreign governments and financial institutions. But between 2001 and 2005 alone, the Bush White House borrowed $1.05 trillion, more than […]