Archives: February 2009

Buy This Book--The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 25

I've known the founder of the Acumen Fund, Jacqueline Novogratz, for many years and she's one of the most remarkable people I've ever met. If you're in the social entrepreneur...

President Obama Goes Optimistic.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 25

The speech by President Obama thttp://www.whitehouse.gov/o Congress was "designerly." How so? It was an authentic, true analysis of what ails the American people (the collective refusal to deal with deep...

Optimism is The New Courage.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 24

The bad news is unremitting--housing prices are plummeting, consumer confidence is dropping, unemployment is soaring, the financial system is breaking down. It appears that the world as we knew it...

Arne Duncan, Here Is Great Classroom Design From Metropolis.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 23

The new Secretary of Education, Chicago's Arne Duncan, has a few billion bucks from the Stimulus Bill to build and renovate classrooms. These few billions in a bill of nearly...

David Rockwell Does The Oscars.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 23

So, what did you think of the Oscars Sunday night? David Rockwell designed the sets that I thought made the show. The lighting, in particular, was remarkable, both on the...

Facebook Privacy Flap--Gen Yers Demand Control.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 18

The Facebook Flap over privacy shows that the Gen Y cohort may be just as worried about controlling their own data as their Boomer parents. For a while there, it...

What is Not in The Stimulus Package? Lots of Innovation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 18

President Obama signed the Stimulus Bill and it's pretty much the size he wanted--about $800 billion. But it is not the design he wanted. Yes, it does have money for...

President Obama, Make Robert Redford The Secretary Of Commerce.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 17

The President is having a hard time finding a Secretary of Commerce and I have the perfect person for the job--Robert Redford. It's not just that Redford has created his...

President Obama--Forgive Student Debt.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 11

In all the discussions under way to stimulate the economy now and prepare for new kinds of growth for the future, no one is talking about one obvious option--forgive the...

Kindle 2 is Here. eBooks Are Hot.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 09

What do people buy in a severe recession that feels like a depression? Well, they buy iPhones (not as many but still lots). They buy Wii. And they buy Kindles....

What Happened At TED.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 09

I didn't get to TED but Helen Walters, head of the Innovation & Design site did go. I posted recently that I thought more would come out of TED than...

Boomers Vs. Gen Yers--What I'm Learning From Students At Parsons.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 09

I'm learning a lot from my students and my TAs at Parsons. We've just started the University Lecture series and already it is clear that the entire learning/teaching experience in...

Old Politics Frame The Stimulus Package--And Innovation Losses Out. President Obama Needs to Control The Conversation.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 08

In times of changes, most people revert to old frameworks to interpret problems and come up with solutions. The Stimulus Bill is a great example of that--to the detriment of...

Facebook Çhanged The Face of Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 03

If you want to see the future of conferencing, analyze the Facebooking of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. Facebook polls were injected into 12 major sessions. As...

The Gaza Blow-up At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 02

Since so many people sent in comments on the World Economic Forum debate over Gaza in Davos, I thought I'd post the entire heated discussion. This gives the context as...

Davos Versus TED. Which Conference Has The Answers To Today's Crisis?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 02

As the World Economic Forum in Davos closed down on Sunday, hundreds of participants hurried to jump on planes to fly to the West Coast to attend that other great...

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