Monthly Archives: July 2012

Peter Thiel on Dictatorships in Business

Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, taught a course on technology business and one of his students published his lecture notes, including his thoughts on dictatorships. A startup is basically structured as a monarchy. We don’t call it that, of course. … Continue reading

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How Voting is Similar to Child Abuse

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial decrying the poor quality of the two most popular Presidential candidates and the hopelessness of the financial condition of the richest country in the world. John G. Boulet replied: Why is there ennui? … Continue reading

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The Empty Streets of San Francisco

I can’t imagine how much it cost to clear the streets of San Francisco but this film proves that it can be done!

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Frederick Douglass on Independence Day

Today is the 4th of July, Independence Day in the USA. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, delivered a famous speech on this day in 1852. He started the speech by railing against injustice and ended optimistically. Allow me to say, … Continue reading

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Laptops for Children in Peru and Uruguay

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is targeting Peru and Uruguay. Peru’s distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers children across the country easily ranks as one of the world’s most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in … Continue reading

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