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What’s Behind The Wall Street Journal Management Top 250

with Amit Seru via The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 30, 2018

Of the five dimensions of a company’s performance that make up our Drucker Institute rankings, innovation has stood out from the beginning as the toughest for us to capture. Not that sizing up the other four areas—customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, social responsibility and financial strength—is child’s play.

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'1984' — On Steroids

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, November 29, 2018

“Big Brother is Watching You.” —George Orwell, 1984 Privacy is dead. It’s death is best described as a homicide committed by tech titans, whose power and wealth are unprecedented, and millions of American accomplices whose insatiable quest to be noticed and validated — epitomized by the now-ubiquitous “like” button — has overcome any sense of foreboding.

In the News

The Cyberlaw Podcast: You’ll Never Know How Evil A Technology Can Be Until The Engineers Deploying It Fear For Their Jobs

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

I propose this episode’s title as Baker’s Law of Evil Technology, something that explains Twitter’s dysfunctional woke-ness, Yahoo’s crappy security and Uber’s deadly autonomous vehicles. Companies with lots of revenue can afford to offer a lot of stuff they don’t much care about, including protection of minority voices; security; and, um, not killing people. But as Uber’s travails show, all that can get tossed out the window when corporate survival is at stake.

Analysis and Commentary

Katie Haun Versus Paul Krugman On Cryptocurrency

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tyler Cowen recently linked to a debate between Stanford professor Katie Haun and Paul Krugman on cryptocurrency. I found myself torn but I did learn a few things and noticed a few interesting things. It starts with a 36-minute presentation by Haun. Then there’s a 25-minute presentation by Krugman and then a third 39-minute video with Q&A with the audience in Mexico City.

Analysis and Commentary

An Outcome-Based Analysis Of U.S. Cyber Strategy Of Persistence & Defense Forward

by Herbert Lin, Max Smeetsvia Lawfare
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The new U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) vision and the Department of Defense Cyber Strategy embody a fundamental reorientation in strategic thinking.

In the News

Step Aside Edison, Tesla And Bell. New Measurement Shows When U.S. Inventors Were Most Influential.

featuring Amit Seru via The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It appears the third and largest wave of American innovation is drawing to a close, according to an ambitious and inventive effort to identify the most influential inventions of the past 180 years.

Interviews

Jamil Jaffer: Microsoft, Google Back Paris Cyber Pledge On Hacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the pact that Microsoft Corp., Google and Samsung Electronics Co. are backing, which is a cybersecurity pledge coming out of Paris that promises to unite tech giants and governments in battling election tampering, compromised electronic components, and software hacks.

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Sunny Delusion

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

California recently enacted a law requiring solar roofs on all new homes. Wasteful and pointless, the measure will damage the state’s economy while doing nothing about climate change.

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The Mayor of Tech Territory

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Cyberspace is often compared to the Wild West—but eventually the West was won and the frontier tamed. It’s time for our virtual villages to get civilized.

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Guardians and Gatekeepers

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Every fresh form of communication adds to propaganda’s toolkit, but computers have unleashed profound new powers of disinformation. Tech titans need to insist on a transparent, open Internet.

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