Reality Check

Excellent interview: Guy Kawasaki tells Robert Scobel why Twitter is more important than his cell phone, rants about bailing out banks and the auto industry, differentiates the good and bad kind of asshole bosses, talks about making the competition crazy and remembers...

Games People Play

The Pew Internet Project released a data memo this morning on Adults and Video Games. Among their main findings: More than half – 53% – of all American adults play video games of some kind, whether on a computer, on a gaming console, on a cell phone or...

Long Live the Parrot!

I received an email this morning from a friend who paraphrased Monty Python’s Blue Parrot sketch to describe the financial meltdown: This financial system is no more! It has ceased to be! ‘It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! ‘It’s a stiff! Bereft of life,...

Did Second Life Precict the Meltdown?

Was the meltdown of the financial system predicted by events in the online virtual world Second Life more than a year ago? Alan Greenspan, former head of the Federal Reserve, admitted last month that lending institutions could not always be trusted to regulate...

It’s Bad You Know

R. L. Burnside’s (1926—2005) timeless blues boogie “It’s Bad You Know” was the perfect setup for the adventures of Tony Soprano and his capos. Week by week we knew they were going to be so bad that it would be good, that Burnside would keep...