When the lines between consumer and business blur

I have (mostly) stayed away from all things Silicon Valley for some time now. After all, I moved across the country two years ago. This relates to a recent post by the New York City-based venture capitalist, Fred Wilson. Fred was writing about a panel he moderated on how globalization and outsourcing are changing the [...]

On the eve of the “truth, what truth?” election

Like many U.S. citizens, I can hardly wait for this campaign to end. But I cannot let it go without pointing out that there is another oft-ignored side to defining others without their participation and on a public scale. Obviously, people running for major office expect a certain amount of this. What makes 2016 unusual [...]

Small business at Harvard.edu!

I have long been a fan of Doc Searls from his seminal (co-authored) publication, The Cluetrain Manifesto, to his work with Linux Journal, and more recently his tireless battles for consumers who are tracked across the internet like so many bits of soulless data. Today Doc features small business and how credit cuts against them [...]

Why we joined PDEC

I first learned of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium (PDEC) three years ago. I mostly thought the name was quite the mouthful. In time I discovered many kindred spirits in its ranks. After participating in the governance committee over the past year, I have agreed to step up my involvement. Here's why that matters. PDEC [...]