10 Commandments for Our Once and Future Leaders

Juan Enriquez (2008) Pop!Tech Pop!Cast from PopTech on Vimeo. This is quite possibly the smartest man in America. He explains what happened to us and how to get out of this big mess we’re in. The video is about a half hour long, so pour yourself a glass of cabernet, get a tub of Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin ice cream, …

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Full and happy

This picture of me with singer Amos Lee was taken solely for the benefit of my former intern, Carlin, who is a huge fan of his. He was very nice and didn’t make me feel like a dork for asking. I missed a couple days of dispatches from Pop!Tech, mostly because they had me so dang busy thinking up ways …

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Pop!Tech – Day 2 – Love and Horror

This second day of Pop!Tech inspired by beyond any words I can piece together. I heard Imogen Heap, one of my faves, LIVE, 50 feet from me. She is beautiful and charming. But the overall mash up from the day, without looking at my notes, is this: Passion and creativity do not come from your head. They come from your …

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Pop!Tech – Day 1 – Speaking the Unspoken

Holy crap I am hyperventilating about what just happened on my way back from the opening-night cocktail party, but first here’s the meaty part of the post: I am here in Camden for my third Pop!Tech conference, where culture and technology come together, presented by today’s greatest writers and thinkers. Today there were special pre-conference sessions. I went to see …

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