Archive | December, 2011

The Social Airplane

So one of the things that has happened to me after 3 years in Silicon Valley is that I spend a lot of time thinking about how to incorporate ‘social’ into traditional business models. After all, the power of social is the power to use technology to create human communications where none existed before. To this extent, […]

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Oye Mi Negro

Moments ago the English Premier League announced that they would be suspending the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez for 8 games for “using insulting words towards” the French Manchester United Defender, Patrice Evra. At the heart of the matter is the interpretation of the word ‘negro’ or ‘negrito’, which translates as ‘black’ or ‘blackie.’ Suarez apparently used the […]

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Facebook and the Power of US

Free from the shackles of working for a competitor, I feel as if I can finally begin the process of speaking to my deep admiration for Facebook. Don’t get me wrong: I still love Google and I think Google+ is a great product whose full potential has yet to be realized. In addition, since Google+ […]

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My Itchy Hand

“I write when my hand itches”. One of the most influential authors on my early understanding of how the world works, Eduardo Galeano, used these words to explain why he writes. Similarly, though I shall never obtain the talent to infuse economics with poetry the way Galeano does, I write today because of the itch […]

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