Errol Morris on the art of the interview - →
What he’s most interested in when he conducts those interviews, he said, is a kind of journalistic version of mens rea: literally, and in the legal sense, “a guilty mind.” In Morris’ sense, mens rea isn’t necessarily about guilt, legal or moral or any other kind; it’s about appending the why of a person’s action to the action itself. And about doing so on an individual, personal level. This is...
Staff of global IT services firm, Atos, to be... →
stoweboyd: Henry Samuel via The Telegraph Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos and a former French finance minister, wants a “zero email” policy to be in place within as early as 18 months, arguing that only 10 per cent of the 200 electronic messages his employees receive per day on average turn out to be useful. Instead he wants them to use an instant messaging and a Facebook-style...
bijan sabet: Gatekeepers →
bijan: In the consumer space, the most important objective should be straightforward. Build a product that delights the end user. That is the obsession. It likely starts with the founder building something they want to see in the world. But ultimately the self makes room and the company becomes hyper focused on delighting the end user. Well put, Bijan
The Digital Age and the Doctor/Patient...
For disruptive solutions to be successful, all of us must be willing to adapt the traditional doctor-patient relationship. Patients and physicians alike are confused and disoriented by the new digital world, even while being empowered by the knowledge they can impart. via: The Digital Age and the Doctor/Patient Relationship
Walmart Wants To Be Nation’s Biggest Primary Care...
“We have a massive primary care problem that will be made worse by health reform,” says Ian Morrison, a Menlo Park, Calif-based health-care consultant. “Anyone who has a plausible idea on how to solve this should be allowed to play.” Walmart Wants To Be Nation’s Biggest Primary Care Provider
Today’s ideal social form is not the commune or the movement or even the...– The Entrepreneurial Generation
The movement’s coders see the Internet as doing something more than merely...– How Do You Code a Movement?
A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100... →
It is not yet time for the obituary (and that time may never come), but the sun is certainly setting on the Golden Age of corporations. It is time to review the memoirs of the corporation as an idea, and contemplate a post-corporate future framed by its gradual withdrawal from the center stage of the world’s economic affairs.
If your goal is to build a remarkable life, then busyness and exhaustion should...– via: If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers
Welcome to the Occupation →
“To be perfectly honest, we thought it might be a steppingstone, not the establishment of a whole thing,” says David Graeber, a 50-year-old anthropologist and anarchist whose teaching gig at Yale was not renewed, some suspect, because he took part in radical actions. It was Graeber who gave the movement its theme: “We are the 99 percent.” He also helped rescue it from the usual sorry fate of the...
We should all strive not for leaderless movements, but for leaderFULL movements....– Ilyse Hogue via: #OccupyWallStreet: A Leaderfull Movement in a Leaderless Time
Johns Hopkins’ Carey Business school launches... →
…the Carey school at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, is launching a joint MBA/MA in Design Leadership. The dual-degree programme will be taught with the Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the oldest degree-granting colleges of art and design in the United States.
Designers talk a good game about culture, but it is rare to see them address...– Grant McCracken - via: Is Design Thinking Dead? Hell No.
Our High-Tech Health-Care Future →
Recent history has shown that when the right cultural, technical and economic forces converge, people can transform fundamental aspects of society from the bottom up in a way that seemed impossible just a short time before. I believe that such a time is coming for health care.
New research in prostate cancer - #movember →
Did you know there are 25+ types of prostate cancer? Neither did we, but we do now thanks to you. Movember has helped fund research in this area and the discovery could be life changing.
blackbeardblog: 1. Only The Sillies And the little bears growl to each other, “He’s mine, As soon as he’s silly and steps on a line.” And some of the bigger bears try to pretend That they came round the corner to look for a friend; And they try to pretend that nobody cares Whether you walk on the lines or squares. But only the sillies believe their talk; It’s ever so portant how you...
A History of the World in 100 Objects In “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” British Museum director Neil MacGregor recounts the history of civilization, told through 100 treasures from the museum. Jeffrey Brown and MacGregor discuss his book.
Harmonious Health IT: How Will Engaged Patients...
Some ways that might possibly happen: Private or public health information exchanges All providers’ EHRs pushing their data to my PHR All providers’ EHRs making their subset of my data available to me to download, which I then upload into my PHR Patient Centered Medical Home All providers having all my data Virtual on-the-fly health record assembled from all sources via: How Will Engaged Patients...
Hey, entrepreneurs, we’re living in a bubble |... →
Today, most American entrepreneurs continue to be focused on building businesses that are fundamentally about serving the American middle class (daily deal entrepreneurs, you know who you are). That’s fine, except for one thing: the defining economic event of the 21st century is likely to be the rise of the global middle class. Who’s going to shape this next century (or, as President Obama...
Beth Comstock's: 7 ways design can make a... →
thoughtyoushouldseethis: Beth Comstock also co-chaired the Design at Scale event, and she gave a 15 minute snapshot presentation on the importance of design to her in her role as CMO of General Electric. 1. Design Simplifies 2. Design Solves and Surprises 3. Design Creates Experiences That Matter 4. Design Integrates 5. Design Fails 6. Design Has to be Both Local and Global 7. Design Creates a...
Food Stamps: Democrats In Congress Attempt To Eat... →
Nine Democratic representatives (listed below) are eating on a budget of about $4.50 a day to show solidarity with food stamp recipients who receive $32.59 a week. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) Jim Moran (D-Va.) Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) If one of these is your...
A civil war in Zuccotti Park? →
The “model” civilization that’s sprung up at Zuccotti is itself increasingly divided between the stakeholders in the nascent movement who feel invested in the emerging economic, social and cultural causes of “the 99%,” and hangers-on, including a fast-growing contingent of lawbreakers and lowlifes, many of whom seem to have come to Zuccotti in the last week with the cynical encouragement of the...