At the end of the day, my biggest complaint here, is that the Occupy Wall Street...– Yeah, still not sure where I stand on this Occupy “thing”. But Ben Brooks makes some cogent points and great conclusions.
Continuations: The B Corporation →
continuations: Today’s common form of organization is the C Corporation which has as its objectives to maximize shareholder value. The key measurement standard that goes along with that is GAAP accounting. B Corporations by contrast have a broader set of objectives that includes positive external impact and employee well-being. Sounds good to me.
I know what you’re thinking: How is it possible the public has failed to fall in...– Joshua Topolsky, “Google’s new Galaxy Nexus: a phone with a soul”
DC Comics: The New 52 →
This is interesting. Collecting all issue #1’s in a single hardcover book. I’ve not yet gotten into the new “reboot” DC Comics introduced last month. This collection would be a great entry point. It’s a steep cover price, but definitely cheaper than buying all 52 issues separately. (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Why Finland’s schools are great (by doing what we... →
Finland has one other significant advantage over the United States. The child-poverty rate in Finland is under 4 percent. Here it is 22 percent and rising. It’s a well-known fact that family income is the most reliable predictor of academic performance. Finland has a strong social welfare system; we don’t. It is not a “Socialist” nation, by the way. It is egalitarian and capitalist. I was...
WIRED: "U.S. Copyright Czar Cozied Up to Content... →
Speaking of corruption… Top-ranking Obama administration officials, including the U.S. copyright czar, played an active role in secret negotiations between Hollywood, the recording industry and ISPs to disrupt internet access for users suspected of violating copyright law, according to internal White House e-mails.
For there is a common ground between the anger of the Left and the anger of the...– Lawrence Lessig: “A Letter to the #Occup(iers): The principle of Non-contradiction”
Alec Baldwin Hosts a Podcast? →
Apparently he does now (or soon).
Ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.
Jack Cheng: Integrity →
jackcheng: Beliefs and actions are like two separate musical tones, each with its own pitch, each repeating at a certain wavelength. Integrity is when the two come together, when beliefs and actions are in total alignment. A certain cosmic vibration occurs — there is resonance.
I’m sure Steve [Jobs] wasn’t the easiest person to work for, but what a...– Diana Walker for TIME magazine.
People call you a visionary. I believe that was literally true. I believe you...– Dan Lyons. As much of a dick as he’s been lately, this is actually a very nice tribute.
Steve Jobs: A Photo Retrospective →
In Focus has a great retrospective of Steve Jobs photos. Man, he and Wozniak had some unfortunate facial hair.
Six Demands the Wall Street Protesters Should Make →
People over profit: An economic democracy is an economy that subordinates profit to people, not the other way around. Stakeholders over shareholders: An economic democracy is an economic system in which the voices, rights, and interests of all economic stakeholders — including employees, stockholders, communities, ecosystems, other species and future generations — are represented. Unlike...
Building the Great Cathedrals: A NOVA Special →
Take a dazzling architectural journey inside those majestic marvels of Gothic architecture, the great cathedrals of Chartres, Beauvais and other European cities. Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, some cathedrals now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, a team of engineers, architects, art historians, and computer scientists searches the naves, bays, and bell-towers...
Most people who work in corporations or academia have witnessed something like...– Neal Stephenson (via Prometheus 6)
My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to...– Steve Jobs, March 7, 2008 (from CNN Money)