Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 14 December, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics ‘Chaos is complete’: what the European papers say about Brexit In Spain, El País editorial writer Iñaki Gabilondo said Britain was now “in the quagmire” after a referendum “that has […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Dec 7, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Rise of Islamic Soft Power Although Islam has always been present in the region’s politics, its importance has grown in recent years—thanks not only to the convulsions of the […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 30 Nov, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfD The AfD, Weidel insisted, had “not tried to cover anything up,” adding that careful records had been kept about all […]

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Society, Technology

Social Media’s PIHO Problem

Earlier this year I wrote two posts on why Facebook “can’t be fixed” so long as its current business model remains in place. In my posts, I noted that the latest Facebook scandal was part of a continuous pattern that had and would not change: The routine is familiar by now. Facebook makes an “innovation” […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Nov 23, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Land That Failed to Fail The world thought it could change China, and in many ways it has. But China’s success has been so spectacular that it has just […]

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Society

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to take a moment to wish everyone who follows my blog a happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are in the world. This is a great American tradition, and I am grateful for everyone who takes a moment out of their busy lives to read what I write. Sincerely, Carlos Alvarenga

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Society, Work

Why Work Should Not Define You

I recently read HBR’s interesting interview with Herminia Ibarra, a professor at the London Business School, about the relationship between ourselves and our work. Reading through the professor’s comments got me thinking about the way in which executives, especially American ones, often find it difficult to separate their personal and professional identities. In my work, I have seen many […]

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Economics, Society

Recent Read: “My Favorite Tax”

Joshua Brown has an excellent post on his “Reformed Broker” blog today on why he pays for quality journalism. I could not agree more. Each month, I pay for: New York Times The Atlantic Bloomberg Businessweek Jacobin American Affairs Foreign Affairs Prospect UK The New Yorker Le Monde The Economist AdAge MIT Tech Review HBR Fortune […]

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