This is an interesting read. This is the first book I’ve read by Tim O’Reilly though I have benefited from some of the texts his company sells. If you’re interested in a positive view of the developments today in big data, artificial intelligence and robotics and how they could shape our future then this is a must read for you.
I just finished watching this TED talk on sustainability by the CEO of IKEA. It’s great that a business leader sees the imperative of sustainability and one that is actually saying that it makes sense for business.
This link from Bill Maher’s commentary on Huffington Post is well written. In fact Bill’s commentary reminds me of something I learned when touring George Eastman’s home in Rochester, New York. Eastman, the founder of Kodak, made a lot of money in World War I as a government contractor. Do you know what he did after the war? He gave all the money back. That’s the sign of a real patriot. Don’t you wish there was less emphasis on profit in our country and more emphasis on helping people and truly performing a service.
Bill Maher: New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make a Profit.