Monthly Archives: December 2007

Bloomberg for President

Not that he’s actually announced his candidacy. But after watching this interview it makes you wonder how much better of a candidate Bloomberg would be, then the 20 odd candidates we are currently stuck with. One quote, in my mind, really sums up his approach in New York, “Less government in business and more business in government.” This interview is truly worth 63 minutes of your time:

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Disruptive Google

Creeping Google will slowly disrupt gold standard Microsoft, in the office application department. Reading the Innovator’s Dilemma will really help drive this home.

Free!

Chris Anderson, Author of The Long Tail and Editor-in-Chief of Wired, talks about The FREE Economy. Awesome presentation, highly recommended.

China Eats the World

WOW! You must read this.

Excerpts:

  • [China]…has more than 2,000 coal-fired power plants and puts a new one into operation every 4 to 7 days.
  • China used 2.5 billion tons of coal in 2006, more than the next three highest-consuming nations—Russia, India, and the United States—combined.
  • Each year, at least 400,000 Chinese die prematurely of air-pollution-linked respiratory illnesses or diseases.
  • A quarter of a million people die because of motor-vehicle traffic each year—6 times as many as in the United States, even though Americans have 18 times as many cars.

A Fair Tax

Good piece on the truth’s behind the Fair Tax. Don’t let the numbers mislead the consequences.

Nuclear Iran

Here is a great op-ed from the New York times. It really shed’s some light on the recently released and largely criticized National Intelligence Estimate. To build, or not to build, a nuclear weapon; that is the question.

Popping the Vonnegut Cherry

I have never read any of Mr. Vonnegut’s works. I just an placed an order for Cat’s Cradle. I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts.