Tue.Apr 03, 2012

Profits Up, Labor Share Down. Computers Why?

Andy McAfee

The Economist reports that US corporate profit margins are higher than they’ve been in 65 years, and absolute profits have reached unprecedented levels: And how are the US workers who help generate these profits doing?

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Portraits of New York from altitude

Doc Searls

On my way back from SXSW a couple weeks ago, I got some terrific shots of many things, including portions of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky (including mountaintop mining ), Virginia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton and Providence.


The BBC: "struggling motor car industry"

Nine Shift

Tonight on a story about Detroit, the BBC described the city as hosting "the struggling motor car industry." While Americans are still drinking the Kool-Aid that the auto industry is doing well, it looks different from abroad

NCAA basketball is now officially the NBA’s farm system

Doc Searls

I enjoyed watching the Kentucky-Kansas NCAA Championship game last night, but not nearly as much as I have earlier finals, such as the Butler-Duke game two years ago. That game was in doubt even during the final second, when Gordon Hayward came inches away from winning it for Butler with a 45-foot shot released microseconds before the buzzer. Here’s the difference. Duke-Butler was a college basketball game.

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The Virtues of Standing-Up: In Meetings and Elsewhere

Bob Sutton

I was thinking back to some of the experiences I had over the last few weeks teaching classes to both Stanford students and executives, and watching some of my fellow teachers and colleagues in action. 

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