Film Review: ‘Nobody Speak: Trial of the Free Press’

Peter Thiel, PayPal cofounder and venture capitalist with Founders Fund, speaks at a Pando Monthly event in April 2012. Photo credit: Ken Yeung.

One of the hallmarks of America’s democracy is freedom of speech and press, prescribed by the First Amendment of our constitution. But recently, the media has encountered fierce resistance and caused observers and citizens alike to question what’s going on in our country. Shouting “fake news” may seem like a punch line or perhaps something… Continue reading Film Review: ‘Nobody Speak: Trial of the Free Press’

Charlene Li’s ‘The Engaged Leader’ Tells Executives How To Lead Without Fearing Social Technology

Technology can be a scary thing. No matter whether you’re trying to figure out ephemeral messaging apps like Snapchat, why you’d want to use a live-streaming service like Meerkat, or simply what’s your return on using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. But imagine how difficult it could be for corporate executives who want to try and control… Continue reading Charlene Li’s ‘The Engaged Leader’ Tells Executives How To Lead Without Fearing Social Technology

In ‘Captivology’, Ben Parr Proves His Thesis Around Attention And Helps Us Understand The Factors That Drive It

We all seek to gain attention. Whether it be for ourselves or for a third-party company, brand, cause, or product, getting people to notice and shift their focus towards it is not exactly an exact science. As a reporter for The Next Web, I received numerous pitches from agencies and tech companies eager to get my… Continue reading In ‘Captivology’, Ben Parr Proves His Thesis Around Attention And Helps Us Understand The Factors That Drive It

Marissa Mayer and the Case of the Yahoo “Curse”

Yahoo is one of those legendary companies that has existed for quite some time — nearly 20 years, in fact. And for many, it’s been known for at least a few things including being an iconic old school search engine, its acquisition sprees, co-founder Jerry Yang, and a steady stream of ever-changing Chief Executive Officers. It has a rather complex… Continue reading Marissa Mayer and the Case of the Yahoo “Curse”