Biz & Policy Category

The Sixth Wave: It’s Energy & Resource Efficiency

Linking to Tom Friedman’s short note on a must read from James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady’s, “The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World.” If you want the short hand, the Moody / Nogrady thesis goes something like this: It’s always been that “the more we consumed, the more we grew.” […]

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Want 3,800 Jobs and Nearly $500MM in Economic Activity? Meet RGGI.

This is what’s happened in Massachusetts over the last three years under RGGI (RGGI is acronym for the Regional Greenhouse GAs Initiative and is the first mandatory carbon emissions trading scheme in the U.S. – 10 states are participating across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic). Now why has Massachusetts shown the best metrics?  It’s focused on […]

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A View on the Future #peterthiel #definitefuture

So this is basically correct: Thiel and how you see what is to come.

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Energy Waste From Your Set-Top Box = 6 Coal Burning Power Plants

The NYT has been all over this following a report from the NRDC. #nrdc #energyefficiency -Ross Chanin

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A Brief History of Hatay

#syrianrefuges #hatay Short, to the point account from the NYRB on the history behind Turkey’s seemingly-odd stance towards access to and press coverage of Syrian refuge camps in in this Turkish border province.  Is the concern justified?  No.  But the tumultuous past of the region gives you an idea of where it comes from. And […]

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Can’t wait for exfm on iphone, andriod, firefox, etc… #exfm

I posted about MixApp(a social playlist tool) awhile back.  I thought it was pretty slick to be able to add music to a “musical chat room” of sorts, so you could listen and comment in real time with your friends. Totally neat idea, but also probably limited because of the real-time interaction requirements inherent within […]

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Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

Surprise, surprise – education’s got something to do with it.  Love my bud Geoff’s work in Asia’s newest state.  Check it here.

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The NYT on Online Rep. | Reputation.com

Proud of the crew @Reputation.com.  http://nyti.ms/gaPj4y. #onlinereputation #reputation.com Still so much to be done in this space in terms of market development / awareness – really just scratching the surface.   And of course this says nothing of the fact that applicable law still treats the Internet as if the Net of today is no different […]

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How Companies Know Everything About You

…and how you can do something about it.  Reputation.com doing the Time mag thing. http://ti.me/ifKldq #datamining #data #onlineprivacy

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Mike Tomlin & Leadership (how it should be done…)

This pretty much says it for me, click here. And in particular, this quote from Tomlin when asked about Tony Dungy’s influence… “I can give a really pointed answer because I am very conscious of Coach Dungy’s influence in terms of how I do my job,” Tomlin said, adding: “He tries to lead through service, […]

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