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The “Big Government” Workforce Is Not What We Think It Is

One of the major recurring themes in American society for the past few decades has been that “the federal government is too big” and that we need to “shrink the number of bureaucrats” […]

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Silicon Valley’s Startup Autopsy Reports Make For Interesting Reading

One of the more memorable books I’ve read is called Dead Men Do Tell Tales, in which Dr. William Maples takes you inside the world of forensic medicine. As the book points out, […]

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The W: A Weekly Reading List

In this week’s edition…all about “big government”…the most dangerous national threat being ignored…total recall – the mind that never forgets…entertainment is everywhere…coding is the next blue-collar job…and more. Have a […]

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Microsoft’s President Makes the Case For A “Digital Geneva Convention”

In case you missed it, Microsoft’s Brad Smith makes an interesting suggestion in MIT Tech Review for a “Geneva” convention on cyber-security, and idea I have floated in our Security 50 CISO […]

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PS: Trump’s Anachronistic Trade Strategy

In case you missed it, there is a good post on Project Syndicate by Richard Baldwin on the Trump team’s misreading of the unemployment problem. An excerpt: Trump and his team […]

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WSJ: Donald Trump May Find Leviathan Hard to Tame

Good article on WSJ on the challenges the new President may find in taming government regulations. An excerpt: Mr. Trump’s order could provide a powerful prod to agencies to look for old, […]

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Vox: Why do Female Chess Players Lose More to Men?

Just read an interesting recap of a study that looked at why top women chess players tend to lose more to men than women. An excerpt: It is important to […]

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Quartz: A Clothing Designer Explains the Cost of Clothes

In case you missed it, Quartz had a good piece on the garment cost structure of U.S.. fashion label Elizabeth Suzann. It’s well worth a read to understand the elements of […]

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Must Read: “The Future of the Professions”

In 1540 a legendary union took place in England, in which the Guild of Surgeons agreed to merge with the Guild of Barbers to form the Company of Barbers and Surgeons and so […]

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The Great De-Equitization Is On, But Is That A Good Thing?

Among all the talk of globalization and trade tariffs, a seismic shift in capitalism is taking place without, it seems, much public debate. Little by little, the idea that public companies, and wide-spread […]