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I'm not usually a fan of formulas, but this is intriguing: 15 HigherEd Student Personas That Will Help You Redesign Learner Experience. #LearningDesign #Motivation
By Gunnar Counselman - 15 of the most common student “personas,” which have helped us shed light on redesigning learner experience that motivates students.
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Brilliant: "People turn to terrorism because they know they cannot wage war, so they opt instead to produce a theatrical spectacle. Terrorists don’t think like army generals; they think like theatre producers....Like terrorists, those combating terrorism should also think more like theatre producers and less like army generals." 
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+David Megginson the system is "comply or die" ...while a standing army requires constant war, in order to be profitable. the amount of tax spending on warfare, compared to rather useful things, is just insane. have friends in the IDF who went to jail, for refusing to attack without reason... sent their Munich office a notice, to stay put in that war - and they've closed it in less than two weeks; at least they've managed to not directly enter that war... while the airstrips are already a tad closer to Iran, meanwhile.
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We've now opened registration for the second annual Next:Economy summit. Here is my post announcing what we'll be covering at the event: "Technology and business as if people matter."
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Good piece about self driving cars and the disruption that Detroit is trying to embrace before it runs over them.
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I have to disagree, lots of hyperbole and not a particularly insightful article.
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Struck by how similar the investment model for Hamilton is to +Bryce Roberts Indie.vc model nyti.ms/1UbkG1J
A breakdown of how much this Broadway blockbuster earns and stands to earn, and a tally of who will benefit most.
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Smart piece by David Brin about the abuse of Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek by their supposed followers. Worth reading to arm yourself when the kneejerk libertarians start mouthing off about Hayek. If you believe in free markets, you should be extremely concerned about the world's trend towards economic oligarchy.

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I live in a country with fairly strict bank regulation. Guess whose banks didn't need big taxpayer bailouts in 2008?

Unless you're bartering cattle and guarding your property with bands of armed followers, your very money and even land ownership exist by government fiat and regulation.
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I never know what I'm going to say when I start an interview. Here are two things I said recently to John Battelle: "We're suffering from a deficit of idealism," and “The obligation and the self‑interest of every company is to build a robust society.” #NextEconomy
“The obligation, and the self‑interest of every company is to build a robust society.”
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+Tim O'Reilly While I could agree with idea of "build a robust society", my impression is companies are benefiting by doing the opposite: a "weak" labor force and weak regulatory environment gives them power to control markets in ways that individuals can't compete with those corporations. I don't have access to enough information about how corporations actually operate to quantify this idea but it's along the same lines of why US government has interfered with other countries governments (to weaken their power) for the benefit of themselves or corporations they represent. This well outside the realm of theoretical capitalism.
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So what if the machines are so productive that they take away many of the jobs humans do today? There's so much new work to be done! Let's get the machines to help us do things that are now hard, and free us to do things that are purely human. My latest reflections on Universal Basic Income and the future of work, framed as a series of comments on Keynes' prescient 1930 essay, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," and a recent conversation with Y Combinator partner +Paul Buchheit.

A Conversation about Universal Basic Income with John Maynard Keynes and Paul Buchheit
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You've got to love this guy! So glad that he'll be a speaker at my Next:Economy Summit in October.

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If you see Kayak co-founder Paul English behind the wheel of his Tesla, don't get too friendly. He may be working.
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If you love Hamilton, as I do, and you're interested in data visualization, you'll find this fascinating!
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Nick Hanauer is so quotable. He talks “Trickle down clowns,” wage suppression, and corporate welfare in this Bill Maher segment about the $15 minimum wage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyXG8pYZ054 For the intellectual underpinnings of Nick's comments on Bill Maher, see http://democracyjournal.org/magazine/41/a-threat-not-a-theory/ I love Nick's point (which I first heard him make last year at my Next:Economy Summit) that the threat of downsizing workers in response to a higher minimum wage is "an intimidation tactic masquerading as an economic theory.
It’s simply not true that as wages go up, jobs go down. But trickle-downers need people to believe it.
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One thing I could go for would be for the government to use it's wide reaching power and influence to try and make other things cheaper instead of necessarily making the wage higher.  Isn't there some way we could invest into making food, transport, shelter, and communication cheaper?  Be it with 3D Printing, robots, autonomous cars, trucks, and street signs (like stop signs, etc), asteroid mining to being more resources to Earth, energy research.. I mean, really go all in on improving those things so in the long term we fix the underlying issues, and not put band aids on cyclic things that keep everyone down.
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