June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
- Natalya Sverjensky has Al Gore’s best quote of 2011 and then wows you with this fact.
- What does a theory of change look like? Duncan Green.
- Jeff Melnyk has a secret to discovering the good life – and the answer may surprise you.
- Why closer union can’t save the Eurozone. Alex Evans.
- The future of photography. Living pictures.
- Young people in Chile are not happy. Cristian Cabalin.
- David Mitchell on weddings.
- Advertising Without Borders.
June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
From James Altucher –
Failure is actually two arrows. The first arrow is the failure itself. That first arrow is a horrible impact. Knocks you down. Knocks the breath out of you. Makes you bleed. But that arrow won’t kill you. The second arrow is how you react to the failure.That arrow will blind you, infect you, and eventually kill you.
Most important for success is to dodge that second arrow. Here’s 13 ways you do it.
How’s that for a campaign evaluation meeting starter for 10?
Case number 1: The left’s reaction to the financial crisis.
June 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
Talk about story-telling. There is little that can beat a good pastor on a roll. Don’t get me wrong – I disagree vehemently with his attitude towards gays and lesbians, but he is one hell of a speaker. Also remarkable is his willingness to challenge the individualist nature of Christian evangelism and introduce difficult social issues like HIV/AIDS. You’ll be surprised by how much this will resonate.
“I’m not trying to impress you, I’m trying to teach you – so please don’t clap.”
June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
- Beautiful photos from underground.
- Women go into politics to change something, and men go into politics to be someone. Sheryl Gay Stolberg.
- Who pays for the news media? We do. Seth Godin.
- Tom Baker discovers 11 types of leadership – US style.
- How to be a successful activist online. George Scoville.
- Are we ready for the coming ‘Age of Abundance?’ Daniel Honan.
My life as an undocumented immigrant. Jose Antonio Vargas.
- Anatomy of a computer virus.
June 29, 2011 § 4 Comments
This is not a defense of Hari’s breach of his readers’ trust. I am as disappointed in him as you are. He has undermined his own credibility by trying to be too smart.
But to suggest that this Westminster story is simply a question of journalistic integrity is naive. This is a full-on attack on one of the media-pillars of the progressive left, a powerful writer and attack-dog.
Guido brought the story to light yesterday. Telegraph soon followed. Toby Young got in on the action, turning it into a broader attack on the editor of the Independent. (Perhaps he’s forgotten his own writing misdemeanors – here the New York Times and a former employer accuse him of plagiarism.)
Hari’s apology for not attributing quotes trailed on page 1 and page 7 of the Independent today. To put that in perspective, The Sunday Times apology for making up John Prescott’s quotes? Bottom of page 24.
Johann is a powerful writer. His pieces (like this one about the Congo) are worthy of the prizes bestowed on him. He will have to work doubly hard to regain the trust of his readers, but for us to hang him out to dry is as shortsighted as it is dangerous.
Oh – and if you want to read why he’s hated? It’s because he’s good.