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Jonathan Taplin
Works at University of Southern California
Attended Princeton University
Lived in Cleveland, Ohio
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What would a Hillary Clinton vs. Rand Paul 2016 race do to traditional political alliances?
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Maybe Clayton Christensen and "The Innovator's Dilemma" were totally wrong.
Ever since the publication of Clayton Christensen's 1997 book, "The Innovator's Dilemma",  the conventional wisdom in both business school classrooms and corporate boardrooms was that "disruptive i...
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The objects of teen hysteria in a cultural wasteland
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Watch this program
The Frontline documentary, United States of Secrets, Pt. 1 is one of the most important television programs of the last decade. It is a tale of how Dick Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, remad...
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Digital monopolies lead to stagnation in the economy.
This week it was revealed that Amazon has been bullying the publishing house of Hachette to give it better terms. Among Amazon’s tactics against Hachette, some of which it has been employing for mo...
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A bit more nuance to the Net Neutrality debate.
Brian Roberts, who runs Comcast, should take a look at this chart. In the last seven years our cable bill has almost doubled and part of the rationale for this is that we have so many more channels...
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Some thoughts on the plutocracy.
Nick Hanauer, the only rich VC who was ever censored by Ted talks, just posted an essay on Politico, entitled The Pitchforks are Coming...for us Plutocrats. He raises the spector of a revolution in...
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The Pew Center released a new poll with some fascinating conclusions. Our country really is far more polarized than ever before. This no surprise but what was fascinating to me is this other chart,...
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PC gone crazy
I'm afraid these poor sensitive sophomores can't read "Huckleberry Finn" without a warning label. Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that refe...
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Are we finished with music shows?
Fox began airing American Idol in June of 2002 and for eight straight years it was the number one rated TV show in America. It so outdrew the competition that the other networks pretty much gave up...
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Why is Apple buying Beats?
Johnny Humble There was a point about two hours into last night's NFL Draft where the supremely arrogant Johnny Manziel seemed like the kid that no one wanted to pick for their kickball team. after...
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Director, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
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  • University of Southern California
    Professor, present
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Cleveland, Ohio - Woodstock, New York - Princeton, NJ - Pacific Palisades, CA - Berlin, Germany - Paris, France - New York, NY
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Director, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
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Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. Film and Music Producer from 1969-2002.
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Produced "Mean Streets" and "The Last Waltz".
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  • Princeton University
    English Literature, 1965 - 1969
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