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Tener el martillo sin la una. To have the hammer without the nail.

There’s no Silicon Valley in Europe.

Over the pond they take a different approach to technology development. It’s top-down versus bottom-up. Here’s a good example: Years ago the French and German governments saw Google’s astonishing global pick-up rate as a threat to national standing, so in 2005 Presidents Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder announced… 861 more words

Disruption

Nothing New Under the Sun

To live in Silicon Valley is to live sealed inside a watertight bubble, suspended in an alternate universe. This is boot-strapping redefined. The sun shines constantly on the brilliant green grass, fountains play though not a drop of rain has fallen for years, you can bounce from one start-up to another simply by riding your scooter across the street and one day, if the name of your latest company has enough consecutive vowels in it, you might even get a piece from a “liquidity event” of some kind, whereupon you can start a new professional life telling fellow travelers at endless downtown San Francisco networking events the secret to your success. 1,563 more words

Disruption

Six thoughts on emerging opportunities for journalism

Attending the Society of Editors* conference on November 10 and 11 meant a trip back to my old stamping ground of Southampton. I spent several years there in the ’90s with the Southern Daily Echo (editor Ian Murray completed his term as SoE president this month) and it was good to go back – not least to see how much the city has prospered since my last visit. 1,335 more words

Journalism

Rally at the Washington Post for Career-Quality Jobs

Well, it’s been some time since I’ve posted. You know how things go. You get busy. Time flies. And yet here we are again.

Another unit within my local union is made up of the staff of the… 362 more words

Robert Struckman

A Question Of Gatekeepers

Who controls traffic to your site – and how much does it really matter?

The answer to the first question is Facebook, at least according to a recent… 1,264 more words

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