Monthly Archives: September 2005

Saturday Links for Sep.10-05

Income and Wealth Disparity Accelerating: Recent data indicate that the disparity between rich and poor Americans is growing at an increasing rate. For the first time in recorded history, US real median income has dropped for five consecutive years, falling … Continue reading

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Three Prison Stories

Last weekend I was watching a documentary on the Juan de Fuca Trail along the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. I used to live out on the Island so there was nothing much new to me in the … Continue reading

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Next-Society Models and Guiding Principles: Some More Thinking on AHA!

While my colleague Chris Corrigan is working on the Invitation to the first design meeting for AHA!, I’ve been giving some more thought to its possible evolution. Specifically, since I described our early thinking on it in my article on … Continue reading

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Income Trust: An Investment That’s Too Good to be True?

In recent years, a creative new form of financial instrument has become all the rage in Canada (it has not caught on, to my understanding, in other countries, though the US does have a similar more narrowly-defined security called a … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

I still may be blogging very irregularly for a few days, but I wanted to share my thoughts on David Ehrenfeld’s 1993 book Beginning Again with you. I hope to have time to join the conversation on my Resilience Open … Continue reading

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Open Thread: Resilience

For reasons I will tell you about later (nothing serious), I may not be blogging for a few days. But I will be presumptuous enough to ask you to participate in an open thread (using the comments link below) on … Continue reading

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Week Links

Cartoon by Dan Wasserman in the Boston GlobeMost interesting links for the past week: Build Something Cool in 48 Hours: Attendees at the Friends of [Tim] O’Reilly emerging technologies camp learned about a process that is kind of like an … Continue reading

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The Ten Most Important Trends in Business

The latest edition of Strategy + Business magazine has a subscriber-only survey of the most durable current trends in business. They list 35 candidates, but I had no difficulty picking out the top 10. Here are my choices, in order, … Continue reading

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Do Events Like Katrina and 9/11 Make Us Crazy?

New Orleans, before the inundation, and today; NYT photo Feeling anxious and short-tempered these days? I’ve noticed it everywhere since the news of Katrina’s destruction and aftermath has sunk into public consciousness. More arguments overheard. Road rage picking up. Those … Continue reading

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