Digital ad fraud could be a $150 billion business by 2025, which would make it the largest criminal enterprise after the drug trade
If Edward Snowden was injected with a megadose of Super Soldier Serum, he’d look something like Frances Haugen. Perhaps Haugen’s disclosures — that among so many other evils, Zuckerberg knew Facebook’s products “harm children
” — means that Facebook has crossed the wrong cowboys, specifically … cowgirls who are moms. …
NO MERCY NO MALICE
A growing cohort of bored, lonely, poorly educated men is a terrifying force in a society addicted to social media and awash in guns
Each of the following trends, in isolation, is perplexing. In concert, they are disturbing:
I’ve mentioned this topic before, highlighting an emerging crisis among young men, and it elicits a range of emotions and responses — especially in the reductionist world of social media.
Firms would love to have us believe that society’s biggest problems can be fixed as our stock portfolios explode in value
Note: I was not under influence of Zacapa or edibles writing this one … so it’s wonky. Oh well, my blog.
A perfect storm may be brewing: tech, software as a service (SaaS), and climate change. My podcast co-host, Kara Swisher, believes the first trillionaire will be an entrepreneur who…
Helping students catch up may be the pandemic’s most enduring challenge
Miles of plexiglass, masks, and deranged parents. Back to school 2021 feels more like Stranger Things than the fall ritual we grew up with. Yet there’s an eerie sameness between this fall and the previous most-unusual-back-to-school year of our lives … last year. …
For all its success, Facebook doesn’t have vertical distribution or much presence in the world of work
The greatest impediments to changes in our traditional roles seem to lie not in the visible world of conscious intent, but in the murky realm of the unconscious mind.
— Dr. Augustus Napier
The Zuck is obsessed with another Augustus, world-conquering emperor Augustus Caesar. But the boy-who-would-be-emperor has a problem…
China is financially connected to the U.S. in ways the USSR never was
The Hall of Fame for Catastrophic Geopolitical Decisions is concluding its first-ballot induction of the decision to nation-build in Afghanistan. …
A herd of unicorns is at the stable door, looking to trample Wells Fargo and Chase.
My north star(s) for philosophy, management, and politics are Star Wars
, The Sopranos
, and Game of Thrones
, respectively. The Iron Bank (GoT) is a metaphor for today’s financial institutions, if present-day banks didn’t need bailouts or to invent fake accounts
to juice compensation. Regardless, it was well known throughout Braavos…
How the billionaire class has taken midlife crises to a new level
People worried about starving or being eaten don’t have time to ponder the finite nature of life. But once we know we’re going to survive in the short-term, immortality begins to loom larger than mortality. Affairs, Teslas, and ayahuasca are the accessories of a life with more money than time…
Why Scott Galloway believes pessimists make better operators
Optimists are overrated. With Big Tech, Covid-19, or Putin, would we have been better off listening to the optimists or the pessimists? People think it takes optimism to be an entrepreneur. Not so — in my case, it just required the self-awareness to know I didn’t have the skills to…
Much like an Etch-A-Sketch, Covid has presented an opportunity to envision our lives turned upside down, powder redistributed
While the fires of Covid-19 continue to rage around the world, here in the U.S. we’ve turned a corner. The intensity of an emergency doesn’t register until after it’s over, and many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the events of the past year. Inevitably, our…
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