Unless a miracle cure for Covid19 emerges, we are going to have to learn to avoid superspreaders, and to avoid becoming superspreaders.
We are framing Covid19 too simplistically, just as we did obesity, and hoping for a silver bullet -- a cure, a vaccine. Just like obesity this may be a losing battle.
The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
Would you rather be a dog in peaceful times? Or a human in chaotic times? When asked this, most people of course pick "human in chaotic times". But when offered to pick one of two -- risk or uncertainty -- most pick "risk" over "uncertainty". To an extent, risk is definable, quantifiable, often tangible, possible … Continue reading Living in “interesting times”
Apparently female entrepreneurship events are "weep fests", according to this opinion piece published by a media startup. "Why can’t we, for once, stop looking at the whole gender thing whenever we have a roomful of women, stop talking about how tough it is to be women and businesswomen at the same time, and just talk … Continue reading Never “just business” for female founders
A reason behind this series was for me to keep track of my own varied reading. Everything, while appearing disjointed, really is connected. Often there is a unifying theme too. Can you see this week's? Much has been written lately about terminology. An "immigrant" has fewer rights than a "refugee" but has exercised more autonomy … Continue reading Four For Friday (23)
In an earlier monograph, I wrote about transformation and emergence, the kind of inspiring creativity that everyone thinks leads to beautiful products. But emergence isn't intentional. It has a magic that is hard to understand and often replicate. Intentional creativity and beauty however can come from removing things. But in any such intentional design process, … Continue reading Of subtractive creativity
After yesterday's post, Google's China Game, several lively discussions ensued. On Twitter, on emails with friends around the world, and on the telephone. The topic? What would China do? And what will it mean? While there was no consensus, three distinct possibilities were identified. Nothing/ business as usual This one is the simplest. In financial … Continue reading What would China do?
This morning, my Twitter stream was full of two things: Google's planned exit from China and the Haitian earthquake. The BBC reported the Google development with a headline with quotation marks around 'may pull out of China after Gmail cyber-attack', which parses the Google Official blog content regarding the matter conservatively but in my view, … Continue reading Google’s China Game
To say that all hell broke loose on Twitter, when the annoucement came in on late morning on October the 9th, is to euphemise. For once, world peace was achieved as a chorus rose in unison wondering why Mr Obama had been given the Nobel Peace prize. Jokes at his expense flew around, without fear … Continue reading Obama’s Nobel Prize: Lessons for Business