The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride from the ongoing corona virus crisis to the sickening death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The intense protests that followed have spread around the world and brought forth raw emotions. Emotions not only on the streets but also in board rooms, associations, monuments, and many … Continue reading Why Black Lives Matter should matter to you (whoever you are)
After a week more of challenging Coronavirus news from the scary to continuing sad events to the downright ridiculous, here is some of the best news...
"Quarantine", "Social Distancing", "Sheltering in Place" and states of emergency are rapidly becoming part of daily experience. I'm currently in Spain is one of the countries which is a little "ahead of the curve" in terms of virus spread and emergency measures restricting movement. The state of emergency in Spain started last weekend and restricts … Continue reading A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown
Empowering the many to be productive with technology is way more important than automating everything. Kudos to companies like Microsoft for leading the charge.
How we apply technologies, where benefits accrue and who is impacted by impacted will be crucial questions for the next few decades of society.
The concept of economic dignity which has been getting a bit of airtime in the past few days makes a lot of sense to me. The Atlantic covers it with a suitably clickbait title: "Economics if Broken". The term comes from Gene Sperling, former economic advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and is … Continue reading Economic Dignity
I have a lot of respect for Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger and others who've made fortunes but then also share their observations with the world. Some of the perspectives are genuinely enlightening (and not just for people who want to "get rich") - take Charlie Munger's 1995 piece on misjudgment for example. That makes it … Continue reading Willful Misjudgment: Charlie Munger and Inequality