The past few years have been a fascinating time to watch China’s mighty rise. However, the notion that they’re going to become the most powerful nation in the world over the next few years has always seemed ridiculous to me. Recently I’ve noticed quite a few signs that suggest I’m not alone. A few weeks… Continue reading The China Fall?
I recently finished reading Bill Bishop’s The Big Sort. It’s a “big ideas” book and something of a road map to help you understand why the world (or at least America) is what it is today. The book begins with an insight: the 1976 Presidential election was highly competitive and only 26.8% of Americans lived… Continue reading Sorted
If you know me, you might know that I spent my last year of college in Germany. I’ve always had a curious fascination with the place: it’s a nation that didn’t exist until the late 19th century and then spent the first half of the 20th century trying to take over the world-and committing moral… Continue reading Couldn’t Happen Here
Today I had a truly 21st century moment. I was in a meeting that was not going in the greatest direction and I updated my Facebook status to read: Lindsay is not getting that warm and fuzzy feeling Debate what you will the merits of using Facebook at work, but you weren’t in this meeting… Continue reading 21st Century Moment
I couldn’t help but notice all the chatter on Facebook today about Barack Obama’s election as the 44th President of the United States. Here are a couple of status updates by my friends (who, it should be mentioned are overwhelmingly in the Obama demographic: highly educated, urban 25-35 year olds-but mostly not American): ABC is… Continue reading Episode 44: A New Hope