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A Biased Media’s Chilling Effect on Diversity of Thought

We keep hearing that Trump’s attacks on the media will have a chilling effect on an essential aspect of democratic society – freedom of the press – but nobody talks about the reverse: a biased media’s chilling effect on freedom of thought. The latter is arguably worse. The president may have[…] Read On

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Silenced by #DeleteUber Campaign

#DeleteUber. That’s what got Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to abandon his principles and reverse a noble pledge to stand up for what’s right. Instead, Kalanick allowed himself to be bullied into stepping down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. 3/ I’m going to use my position on Pres economic council[…] Read On

The Argument for Being Human

In his first book, “Real Leaders Don’t Follow,” Silicon Valley management consultant and former senior executive Steve Tobak explains why, in an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to be human.   In a very real sense, we are becoming virtual images of our real-world selves. That would be[…] Read On

The Inevitable Failure of ‘Davos Man’

As thousands descend on Davos for the World Economic Forum or what Bloomberg calls “the world’s most expensive intellectual feedback loop,” the one thing on the minds of the world’s business and political elite is how the hell none of them saw the Trump-slash-Brexit nationalist backlash coming until it was[…] Read On