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Like Mary Shelley

When she wrote Frankenstein, it changed everything. A different style of writing. A different kind of writer. And the use of technology in ways that no one expected and that left a mark. Henry Ford did that. One car and one process after another, for decades....

The simple truth about net neutrality

It’s not that complicated. It’s based in history, it involves money and fairness and control. But it’s not that complicated. If you care about the details, it’s worth reading this classic from Tim Wu. There’s no debate about how we got...

Five contributions

Each one matters, each is intentional, each comes with effort, preparation and reward: Leader: The pathfinder, able to get from here to there, to connect in service of a goal. Setting an agenda, working in the dark, going new places and tackling unknowable obstacles....

The confusion about competence

A friend was describing a clerk he had recently dealt with. “She was competent, of course, but she couldn’t engage very well with the customer who just came in.” Then, of course, she wasn’t competent, was she? It doesn’t take a genius to...

Outsiders

You can’t have insiders unless you have outsiders. And you can’t have winners unless you have losers. That doesn’t mean that you’re required to create insiders and winners. All it means is that when people begin to measure themselves only in...