jerryking + history   477

Did Burnham err in nationalising sugar and rice? –
Sep 07, 2019 |Kaieteur News | by Peeping Tom.

Did Forbes Burnham err when he nationalised the commanding heights of the economy and removed foreign involvement from the local financial sector?.....If Forbes Burnham erred, it means that the socialist experiment pursued by the PNC was ill-conceived. The fundamental basis of the socialist experiment was both national ownership and control of the main pillars of the Guyanese economy, namely sugar and bauxite. If it was an error to nationalise, then the socialist experiment was a colossal mistake........In making a decision as to whether Guyana should have nationalised the commanding heights of the economy, Forbes Burnham must have considered the ability of locals to manage the industries. Did Guyana at the time have the capacity to manage the industries? Was it a blunder by Forbes Burnham to have concluded that we did when we did not? Forbes Burnham was never in doubt as to the ability of Guyanese. ......Ownership of the commanding sectors of the economy had to be complemented by the Guyanese managing these enterprises. Burnham believed this and died believing this.
He cannot ever be described as a visionary if he was wrong on this score, because this was the main plank of his economic policies and his political beliefs.......If today, however, the PNCR wishes to concede that Burnham erred when he nationalised the commanding heights of the economy, it should then ask itself whether in a globalised world, where the managerial demands are greater, Guyanese can effectively manage their own affairs, more so considering oil and gas will be a major contributor to economic growth over the next 40 years.
It is posited that if Burnham erred by overestimating the local capacity to manage the bauxite and sugar industries, then is it safe to say that Guyanese will be unable to cope with an oil economy.
economic_development  economic_stagnation  Guyana  Guyanese  history  ineptitude  LFSB  nationalizations  oil_industry  PNC 
12 days ago by jerryking
How the 1619 Project Came Together
Aug. 18, 2019 | The New York Times | By Lovia Gyarkye.

This month is the 400th anniversary of that ship’s arrival. To commemorate this historic moment and its legacy, The New York Times Magazine has dedicated an entire issue and special broadsheet section, out this Sunday, to exploring the history of slavery and mapping the ways in which it has touched nearly every aspect of contemporary life in the United States.

The 1619 Project began as an idea pitched by Nikole Hannah-Jones, one of the magazine’s staff writers, during a meeting in January.......it was a big task, one that would require the expertise of those who have dedicated their entire lives and careers to studying the nuances of what it means to be a black person in America. Ms. Hannah-Jones invited 18 scholars and historians — including Kellie Jones, a Columbia University art historian and 2016 MacArthur Fellow; Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard; and William Darity, a professor of public policy at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University — to meet with editors and journalists at The Times early this year. The brainstorming session cemented key components of the issue, including what broad topics would be covered (for example, sugar, capitalism and cotton) and who would contribute (including Linda Villarosa, Bryan Stevenson and Khalil Gibran Muhammad). The feature stories were then chiseled by Ms. Hannah-Jones with the help of Ilena Silverman, the magazine’s features editor......Almost every contributor in the magazine and special section — writers, photographers and artists — is black, a nonnegotiable aspect of the project that helps underscore its thesis.......“A lot of ideas were considered, but ultimately we decided that there was an undeniable power in narrowing our focus to the very place that this issue kicks off,”.......even though slavery was formally abolished more than 150 years ago, its legacy has remained insidious. .....The special section.... went through several iterations before it was decided that it would focus on painting a more full, but by no means comprehensive, picture of the institution of slavery itself.......The 1619 Project is first and foremost an invitation to reframe how the country discusses the role and history of its black citizens. “

========================================================
The 1619 Project is, by far, one of the most ambitious and courageous pieces of journalism that I have ever encountered. It addresses American history as it really is: America pretended to be a democracy at its founding, yet our country practices racism through its laws, policies, systems and institutions. Our nation still wrestles with this conflict of identities. The myth of The Greatest Nation blinds us to the historical, juxtaposed reality of the legacy of slavery, racism and democracy, and the sad, inalienable fact that racism and white supremacy were at the root of this nation’s founding.
=========================================================
KM
Well, look forward to 4 more years of Trump I guess. The Times' insistence on reducing all of American history to slavery is far more blind and dogmatic than previous narratives which supposedly did not give it enough prominence. The North was already an industrial powerhouse without slavery, and continued to develop with the aid of millions of European immigrants who found both exploitation but also often the American dream, and their descendents were rightly known as the greatest generation. I celebrate a country that was more open to immigrants than most, and that was more democratic than most, rather than obsess about its imperfections, since they pale against the imperfections of every other country on the planet.
==========================================================
Linda
Aug. 19
@KM Can't let your comments go as the voice of Pittsburgh on this forum, so must register my disagreement with your comments as a different voice in Pittsburgh. FYI, my white immigrant ancestors toiled in the coal mines of western PA, so I'm aware of the work of the European immigrants. But I am grateful to have my eyes opened on many topics through Sunday's paper. Slavery is a deeply shameful chapter in our history. If trying to come to terms with the living legacy of that abominable chapter is "obsessing about its imperfections," then I hope I may be called an obsessive.
African-Americans  anniversaries  commemorative  focus  history  howto  journalism  legacies  newspapers  NYT  photography  slavery  storytelling 
4 weeks ago by jerryking
400 years since slavery: a timeline of American history
Fri 16 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Fri 16 Aug 2019 07.57 BST | News | The Guardian by Khushbu Shah and Juweek Adolphe

This article drew on a number of books about the American history of slavery, including The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E Baptist; American Slavery, 1619-1877 by Peter Kolchin; and Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy by Nikil Pal Singh. It also used census data available online at census.gov.
African-Americans  anniversaries  books  Great_Migration  history  Jim_Crow  reparations  slavery  timelines  voter_suppression 
5 weeks ago by jerryking
Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75 - The New York Times
July 11, 2019 | The New York Times | By Neil Genzlinger.

Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.....Professor Palmer published his first of many books in 1976.....it was called “Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650,” chronicling a period when the colonies that would become the United States were still in their formative stages. The book set him on a career-long path.....Palmer definitely brought about a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the African diaspora, one that extended well beyond African-American history or the history of the slave trade,” ....Palmer did more than just show that the African diaspora was not a single event; he examined the various strands of it for differences and similarities.....any examination of diaspora began with a study of Africa itself.....Palmer also wrote well-regarded articles and books on the Caribbean countries, including “Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (2006), about the historian and politician who led Trinidad and Tobago to independence.....Palmer's research showed that the Spaniards had brought in black slaves to Mexico as early as the 1520s.....Palmer identified five streams of African diaspora, the first being the initial spread of humans from Africa in prehistory....There were two other “premodern” streams, as he called them. One involved the movement of Bantu-speaking peoples out of the areas now known as Nigeria and Cameroon to other parts of Africa and India in about 3000 B.C. The other was related to trading in the fifth century B.C.

The Atlantic slave trade, which he said began in earnest in the 15th century, was the fourth stream; the fifth began after slavery’s demise and continues today.
Africa  Afro-Latinos  Caribbean  Diaspora  historians  history  Mexico  obituaries  PhDs  scholars  slavery  UWI 
9 weeks ago by jerryking
Opinion: George Brown, the futurist
July 1, 2019 | The Globe and Mail | by MOIRA DANN, SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL.

Memories of the people present for Canada’s beginnings can teach us a great deal. Sometimes looking back helps you reconsider and reframe the present, so you can see different possibilities for the future.....George Brown often gets short shrift as a Father of Confederation.....know he was the founder of The Globe, let alone a founder of the country.....Brown wasn’t the charismatic lightning rod his confrère and rival John A. Macdonald was, nor was he as ready to dance and sing and flirt and play his own compositions on the piano, as was his Quebec frenemy, George-Étienne Cartier..... he was the most forward-looking of the lot......Brown came to Toronto from Scotland in 1843 via a short, five-year sojourn in New York working in dry goods and publishing.......It wasn’t long before Brown, defending the principle of the government’s responsibility to Parliament, was haranguing Governor-General Charles Metcalfe about public-service appointments made without the approval of the elected representatives. Brown soon enough made the leap from journalism to politics. ...... he was back wearing his journalist’s hat in 1867, writing a 9,000-word front-page editorial for The Globe’s July 1 edition when Canada’s Confederation became a political reality......While still publishing and writing for political-reform-minded Presbyterian church publication The Banner, Brown had foreseen a market trend: He anticipated the desire for (and the money-making potential of) a good newspaper directed less toward partisan believers and more at a general reader, a paper with a strong point of view and attempting a national perspective. He started The Globe on March 5, 1844.......After Brown started The Globe – it merged, in 1936, with the Mail and Empire, to become the newspaper that you are reading today – he was able to print and distribute it widely to extol Confederation because of some forethought: He had started investing in new technology. Just two months after starting The Globe using a hand press that printed 200 copies an hour, he went to New York and purchased a Hoe rotary press that could produce 1,250 copies an hour. His was the first one used in Upper Canada. He also made a deal with a rival publication, the British Colonist, to share the cost of using the telegraph to bring news from New York and Montreal......One thing Brown never allowed to lapse was his dedication to religious liberty, civil rights and the abolition of slavery. .....Brown was also a vocal advocate of prison reform...... the work he most loved: being husband to Anne and father to Margaret (Maggie), Catherine Edith (Oda) and George.
abolitionists  ahead_of_the_curve  Confederation  forethought  futurists  George_Brown  George-Étienne_Cartier  Globe_&_Mail  history  journalists  nation_builders  newspapers  politicians  prison_reform  Sir_John_A._MacDonald  technology 
11 weeks ago by jerryking
The Arts in the 90s –
May 28, 2008 | Stabroek News | By Barrington Braithwaite.
'90s  art  art_galleries  artists  creative_class  culture  dance  drama  Guyana  Guyanese  history  nostalgia  playwrights 
may 2019 by jerryking
US declining interest in history presents risk to democracy
May 2, 2019 | Financial Times | by Edward Luce.

America today has found a less bloodthirsty way of erasing its memory by losing interest in its past. From an already low base, the number of American students majoring in history has dropped by more than a third since 2008. Barely one in two hundred American undergraduates now specialise in history......Donald Trump is a fitting leader for such times. He had to be told who Andrew Jackson was.....He also seems to think that Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave and 19th century abolitionist, is among us still.....But America’s 45th president can hardly be blamed for history’s unpopularity. Culpability for that precedes Mr Trump and is spread evenly between liberals, conservatives, faculty and parents........Courses on intellectual, diplomatic and political history are being replaced at some of America’s best universities by culture studies that highlight grievances at the expense of breadth.......Then there is the drumbeat of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Most US states now mandate tests only in maths and English, at the expense of history and civic education...... In a recent survey, only 26 per cent of Americans could identify all three branches of government. More than half could not name a single justice on the US Supreme Court.....
the biggest culprit is the widespread belief that “soft skills” — such as philosophy and English, which are both in similar decline to history — do not lead to well-paid jobs.....folk prejudice against history is hard to shake. In an ever more algorithmic world, people believe that humanities are irrelevant. The spread of automation should put a greater premium on qualities that computers lack, such as intuitive intelligence, management skills and critical reasoning. Properly taught that is what a humanities education provides.......People ought to be able to grasp the basic features of their democracy. [Abiding] Faith in a historic theory only fuels a false sense of certainty....What may work for individual careers poses a collective risk to US democracy. The demise of strong civics coincides with waning voter turnout, a decline in joining associations, fewer citizen’s initiatives — and other qualities once associated with American vigour......There is no scientific metric for gullibility. Nor can we quantitatively prove that civic ignorance imposes a political cost on society. These are questions of judgment. But if America’s origins tell us anything it is that a well-informed citizenry creates a stronger society.
=============================================
here is what robots can't do -- create art, deep meaning, move our souls, help us to understand and thus operate in the world, inspire deeper thought, care for one another, help the environment where we live.......The role of the human is not to be dispassionate, depersonalized or neutral. It is precisely the emotive traits that are rewarded: the voracious lust for understanding, the enthusiasm for work, the ability to grasp the gist, the empathetic sensitivity to what will attract attention and linger in the mind. Unable to compete when it comes to calculation, the best workers will come with heart in hand.
========================================================================
algorithms  automation  citizen_engagement  civics  Colleges_&_Universities  critical_thinking  democracy  Donald_Trump  Edward_Luce  empathy  engaged_citizenry  false_sense_of_certainty  foundational  historians  history  historical_amnesia  humanities  ignorance  political_literacy  sense-making  soft_skills  STEM  threats  U.S.  vulnerabilities 
may 2019 by jerryking
"Boss: The Black Experience in Business" Explores the History of African American Entrepreneurship Tuesday, April 23 on PBS
Apr 23, 2019 | WNET |

Tying together the past and the present, Boss: The Black Experience in Business explores the inspiring stories of trailblazing African American entrepreneurs and the significant contributions of contemporary business leaders. Stories featured in the film include those of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher John H. Johnson, Motown CEO Berry Gordy, and business pioneer and philanthropist Reginald F. Lewis, among others. The film features new interviews with Vernon Jordan, senior managing director of Lazard, Freres & Co. LLC.; Cathy Hughes, CEO and founder of Urban One; Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox and chairman of VEON; Ken Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.; Richelieu Dennis, founder, CEO and executive chairman of Sundial Brands; Robert F. Smith, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Managing Partners, LLC; Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise; and John Rogers, CEO and founder of Ariel Investments.

As a capitalist system emerged in the United States, African Americans found ways to establish profitable businesses in numerous industries, including financial services, retail, beauty, music and media.
African-Americans  Berry_Gordy  C.J.Walker  CEOs  documentaries  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  filmmakers  founders  historians  history  inspiration  Kenneth_Frazier  Lazard  Merck  moguls  PBS  Reginald_Lewis  Robert_Smith  storytelling  trailblazers  Vernon_Jordan 
april 2019 by jerryking
In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War
April 18, 2019 | The New York Times | By Nell Irvin Painter.

STONY THE ROAD
Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
By Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Illustrated. 296 pp. Penguin Press. $30.

Vergangenheitsbewältigung = coming to terms with the past — and it carries connotations of a painful history that citizens would rather not confront but that must be confronted in order not to be repeated.
20th_century  African-Americans  bigotry  books  book_reviews  Henry_Louis_Gates  historians  history  Jim_Crow  John_Hope_Franklin  KKK  lynchings  memorabilia  racial_politics  Reconstruction  stereotypes  torture  white_nationalism  white_supremacy  imagery  Vergangenheitsbewältigung  W.E.B._Du_Bois  iconic 
april 2019 by jerryking
How Scotland erased Guyana from its past
Tue 16 Apr 2019 | News | The Guardian 06.00 BST | by Yvonne Singh.

The portrayal of Scots as abolitionists and liberal champions has hidden a long history of profiting from slavery in the Caribbean.
Caribbean  erasures  Guyana  historical_amnesia  hidden  history  invisibility  Scotland  slavery 
april 2019 by jerryking
What tech hasn’t learnt from science fiction
Rambler 1 day ago
If you want to know what will happen in the distant future, read history.

For the shorter term future, try poetry and popular music.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

...
history  letters_to_the_editor  novels  quotes  Ray_Bradbury  science_fiction  Silicon_Valley  from notes
april 2019 by jerryking
Opinion | The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad - The New York Times
By Thomas L. Friedman
Opinion Columnist

April 2, 2019

What do the most effective leaders today have in common? They wake up every morning and ask themselves the same questions: “What world am I living in? What are the biggest trends in this world? And how do I educate my citizens about this world and align my policies so more of my people can get the best out of these trends and cushion the worst?”

So what world are we living in?

(1) We’re living in a world that is becoming so interconnected — thanks to digitization, the internet, broadband, mobile devices, the cloud and soon-to-be 5G wireless transmissions — that we are becoming interdependent to an unprecedented degree. In this world, growth increasingly depends on the ability of yourself, your community, your town, your factory, your school and your country to be connected to more and more of the flows of knowledge and investment — and not just rely on stocks of stuff........The key to creating economic value has been to acquire some proprietary knowledge stocks, aggressively protect those knowledge stocks and then efficiently extract the economic value from those knowledge stocks and deliver them to the market. The challenge in a more rapidly changing world is that knowledge stocks depreciate at an accelerating rate. In this kind of world, the key source of economic value shifts from stocks to flows......yet Britain is ruled today by a party that wants to disconnect from a connected world....
(2) Understand that in a world of simultaneous accelerations in technology and globalization, keeping your country as open as possible to as many flows as possible is advantageous for two reasons: You get all the change signals first and have to respond to them and you attract the most high-I.Q. risk-takers, who tend to be the people who start or advance new companies.....The best talent wants to go to the most open systems — open both to immigrants and trade — because that is where the most opportunities are. Britain is about to put up a big sign: GO AWAY.
(3) wise leaders also understand that all the big problems today are global problems, and they have only global solutions: climate change, trade rules, technology standards and preventing excesses and contagion in financial markets......small states/middle powers need to be part of a wider coalition like the European Union.
(4) the best leaders know a little history. Trump is fine with a world of competitive European nationalisms, not a strong European Union. So is Vladimir Putin. So, it seems, are the Brexiteers. How quickly they’ve all forgotten that the E.U. and NATO were built to prevent the very competitive nationalism that ran riot in Europe in the 20th century and brought us two world wars.
open_borders  accelerated_lifecycles  Brexit  Tom_Friedman  United_Kingdom  21st._century  EU  historical_amnesia  history  information_flows  interconnections  middle-powers  proprietary  questions  small_states  interdependence  talent_flows 
april 2019 by jerryking
Canada must not be naive when dealing with China’s authoritarian regime
March 4, 2019 | The Globe and Mail | by HUGH SEGAL, SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Claws of the Panda, Jonathan Manthorpe’s new best-selling book, a meticulous and well-researched highly readable history of decades of Canada-China relations, is important because it's a primer on the central challenge of our era – how democracies address the scope and depth of an authoritarian wave now picking up momentum.....The Communist Party of China, its presumption of sovereignty not only at home, but also over ethnic Chinese worldwide, is not about to relinquish or dilute its central and presumptive power and control. It certainly won’t do this as a result of peaceful entreaties from middle powers, however respectful or well-meaning.....while the People’s Republic of China has every right to manage its internal affairs without interference, we also have the right to pursue our own national interest without undue Chinese influence......Manthorpe’s work clearly underlines is the economic, social and political equation at China’s core: Prosperity is the result of central control, focus and a clearly defined Communist Party and state-driven purpose. Qualities we hold as important – the right of dissent, democratic pluralism, freedom from fear – are seen by the Chinese government as weaknesses in our democratic societies to be exploited in the new great game of global trade and diplomatic competition.......Our challenge, in terms of diplomatic, trade and strategic policy, is with the Communist Party and the government and forces it controls, not with the Chinese people.........In assessing the intent of any global competitor, contextual awareness is one of the first requirements for tactical understanding and strategic planning. The revelations of Claws of the Panda offer a clear set of contextual conclusions for a well meaning middle power like Canada......We need new rules of the road.

Our engagement with China must set aside the temptations of presuming fair minded universal intent on the part of Chinese state-controlled instruments, economic, diplomatic or military. We must be more focused on the protection of our own security and freedoms from Chinese subversion, including the freedoms of our fellow Canadians of Chinese extraction. Countries that wish access to our resources, technology and investment on normative terms do not get to launch cyber attacks against us, from military and intelligence units controlled by the state. We must invest more with our allies in counter-intelligence and joint naval, air and cyber capacity in the Asian Pacific, not to threaten China’s legitimate regional dominance, or peaceful global economic aspirations, but to preclude illegitimate adventurism which a Chinese communist authoritarian regime might well pursue if costs and risks to them are unclear.
====================================================================
Claws of the Panda gives a detailed description of the CCP's campaign to embed agents of influence in Canadian business, politics, media and academia. The party's aims are to be able to turn Canadian public policy to China's advantage, to acquire useful technology and intellectual property, to influence Canada's international diplomacy, and, most important, to be able to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians and others it considers dissidents.
authoritarian  alliances  Asia_Pacific  authoritarianism  books  Canada  Canada-China_relations  centralized_control  China  China_rising  Chinese  Chinese-Canadians  Chinese_Communist_Party  counterintelligence  cyberattacks  economic_protectionism  history  Hugh_Segal  maritime  mercantilism  middle-powers  naivete  new_rules  primers  rules_of_the_game  situational_awareness  worldviews  influence  influence_peddling  intimidation  security_&_intelligence 
march 2019 by jerryking
The Sewers of Paris and the Making of the Modern City | CBC Radio
Philip Coulter goes underground in the City of Light to visit the City of Smell. Part 1 of 2-part series.
CBC Radio · January 25
19th_century  CBC_Radio  cities  disease  herd_immunity  history  pandemics  Paris  plague  public_goods  public_health  sewage 
january 2019 by jerryking
CBC Listen | Ideas | Ross King on the art of history
Ross King is one of the most popular historians Canada has ever produced. Yet originally, he wanted to be a novelist. And after researching his doctoral thesis on T. S. Eliot, he published his first book, which fictionalized the story of a castrato singer in 18th century London, as seen through the eyes of an aspiring painter. Then he became fascinated by Italian architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, who designed and built the famous cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence. King says he discovered that it was more fun to write when you didn't need to "make up the facts." IDEAS host Paul Kennedy talks to the man who's also written non-fiction books about Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Edouard Manet and Claude Monet, and about Canada's Group of Seven.
18th_century  Canadian  CBC  history  historians  podcasts 
january 2019 by jerryking
Opinion | New Year’s Day Is Also Emancipation Day - The New York Times
By Jesse L. Jackson Sr.
Mr. Jackson is the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Dec. 30, 2018
Emancipation  slavery  history  Jesse_Jackson 
january 2019 by jerryking
Opinion | 1919: The Year of the Crack-Up
Dec. 31, 2018| The New York Times By Ted Widmer, distinguished lecturer at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York.

In his essay “The Crack-Up,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
1919  African-Americans  F._Scott_Fitzgerald  history  WWI  second-class_citizenship  segregation  Woodrow_Wilson  Paris  turning_points 
january 2019 by jerryking
Opinion | How Would You Draw History? - The New York Times
By Crispin Sartwell
Mr. Sartwell is a professor of philosophy.

Nov. 19, 2018
history 
november 2018 by jerryking
Is Thomas Goode a sleeping giant of British retail?
August 31, 2018 | Financial Times | by Horatia Harrod.

200 year old Thomas Goode & Co is a homewares powerhouse.... Outfitted in morning suits, the staff — many of whom have worked at Thomas Goode for more than two decades — are solicitous and impeccably well-informed. There’s only one thing lacking. Customers....Johnny Sandelson, is the property entrepreneur who acquired the store for an undisclosed amount in July 2018. .....Sandelson has set himself the task of waking the company up — and it’s going to take more than just turning on the lights. What is required is a 21st-century overhaul....Thomas Goode sells more over the phone than it does online, for the simple reason it has no ecommerce platform. Some 40 per cent of its £5m in annual sales comes from special orders — a loyal client outfitting their new yacht or private jet — but oligarchs alone are unlikely to keep the business afloat....The plan, Sandelson says, is to democratise. “Fortnums did it, Smythson did it. Those great British brands reinvented themselves to become relevant to the affluent middle classes, but Thomas Goode didn’t.”.......Sandelson hopes that, in an age of experiential retail, the shop’s peerless service will entice a new generation of customers. He’s also eyeing up collaborations to reach those for whom the Thomas Goode name has little resonance.......Parts of the business that had lain dormant are to be revived, with an injection of £10m-£15m in investment. There’s a voluminous archive to be mined for designs, and production of tableware in the Thomas Goode name is being restarted at factories in Stoke-on-Trent......Sandelson is committed to a revival. “We’re unashamedly proud of our British heritage and our British brand,” he says. “To honour that, you have to be involved with a very high standard of manufacturing in Britain. There would be cheaper ways of going about things, but the British way stands for quality. Stoke-on-Trent has been producing beautiful plates for 200 years. So it works for us.”....Almost inevitably, the top floors of the South Audley Street flagship are to be turned into luxury flats. “Will we be able to afford a shop of this scale in the coming years?” says Sandelson. “I think the brand is bigger than the premises. I’m pursuing the dream on the basis that the building will be developed over time and we’ll hope to have a space within it.”
21st._century  brands  commercial_real_estate  entrepreneur  experiential_marketing  gift_ideas  heritage  history  homewares  London  luxury  middle_class  property_development  real_estate  retailers  restorations  revitalization  turnarounds  United_Kingdom  Victorian 
september 2018 by jerryking
Sterling Stuckey, 86, Dies; Charted African Culture in Slavery - The New York Times
By Sam Roberts
Aug. 28, 2018

Sterling Stuckey, an eminent black historian who challenged his white colleagues by documenting how uprooted Africans not only retained their culture while they survived slavery but eventually suffused the rest of American society with their transplanted folkways, died on Aug. 15 in Riverside, Calif. He was 86.....He had recently finished the manuscript of his latest book, “The Chambers of the Soul: Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville and the Blues.”.....Through meticulous research, Professor Stuckey sought to discredit the white academics who had dominated and, in his view, devalued the field of African studies.

Early on he was bitterly critical of “numerous white experts on black Africa,” as he described them, who “have elaborated a fabric of untruths to rationalize continued white control over African studies.”.... his breakthrough essay, “Through the Prism of Folklore: The Black Ethos in Slavery,” published in 1968 by The Massachusetts Review, Professor Stuckey maintained that political and cultural studies of Africa must encompass people in North America and the West Indies.

...Professor Stuckey’s books included “Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America” (1987) and “Going Through the Storm: The Influence of African American Art in History” (1994).
Africa  African-Americans  black_nationalism  books  Colleges_&_Universities  history  historians  obituaries  PhDs  scholars  slavery 
august 2018 by jerryking
The Chip That Changed the World
Aug. 26, 2018 | WSJ | By Andy Kessler.

Integrated circuits are the greatest invention since fire—or maybe indoor plumbing. The world would be unrecognizable without them. They have bent the curve of history, influencing the economy, government and general human flourishing. The productivity unleashed from silicon computing power disrupted or destroyed everything in its path: retail, music, finance, advertising, travel, manufacturing, health care, energy. It’s hard to find anything Kilby’s invention hasn’t changed.

Now what? Despite the routine media funeral for Moore’s Law, it’s not dead yet. But it is old.......Brace yourself. When Moore’s Law finally gives up the ghost, productivity and economic growth will roll over too—unless. The world needs another Great Bend, another Kilbyesque warp in the cosmos, to drive the economy.

One hope is quantum computing, which isn’t limited by binary 1s and 0s, but instead uses qubits (quantum bits) based on Schrödinger’s quantum mechanics. .......Maybe architecture will keep the growth alive. Twenty years ago, Google created giant parallel computer systems to solve the search problem. The same may be seen for artificial intelligence, which is in its infancy. ......Energy is being disrupted but not fast enough. Where is that battery breakthrough? .........Biocomputing is another fascinating area. We already have gene editing in the form of Crispr. New food supplies and drugs may change how humans live and not die and bend the curve. But.... anything involving biology is painfully slow. ....Computing takes nanoseconds; biology takes days, weeks, even years. Breakthroughs may still come, but experiments take so long that progress lags behind. Still, I’d watch this space closely.
Andy_Kessler  artificial_intelligence  breakthroughs  Crispr  game_changers  gene_editing  Gordon_Moore  hard_to_find  history  inventions  miniaturization  Moore's_Law  Nobel_Prizes  quantum_computing  semiconductors 
august 2018 by jerryking
Not just another long weekend: Why Canada should rebrand the August ‘Civic Holiday’ - The Globe and Mail
DAN GARDNER
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED 2 DAYS AGO
UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2018
Dan Gardner is a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His books include Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear and Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
Canada  Ontario  rebranding  Emancipation  slavery  history 
august 2018 by jerryking
National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage - The Globe and Mail
JESSE J. HOLLAND
WASHINGTON
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

National Geographic first published its magazine in 1888. An investigation conducted last fall by University of Virginia photography historian John Edwin Mason showed that until the 1970s, it virtually ignored people of colour in the United States who were not domestics or labourers, and it reinforced repeatedly the idea that people of colour from foreign lands were “exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages_every type of cliché.”
National_Geographic  racism  history  photography 
march 2018 by jerryking
John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life - The New York Times
David Brooks JAN. 15, 2018

John Stuart Mill demonstrated that democratic citizenship is a way of life, a moral stance and a humanistic adventure.....Mill is famous for his celebration of individual liberty. But he was not an “anything goes” nihilist. He was not a mellow “You do you and I’ll be me” relativist.

In the first place, he demanded constant arduous self-improvement. In his outstanding biography, Richard Reeves points out that in “On Liberty,” Mill used the words “energy,” “active” and “vital” nearly as many times as he used the word “freedom.” Freedom for him was a means, not an end. The end is moral excellence. Mill believed that all of us “are under a moral obligation to seek the improvement of our moral character.”

“At the heart of his liberalism,” Reeves writes, “was a clearly and repeatedly articulated vision of a flourishing human life — self-improving, passionate, truth-seeking, engaged and colorful.”.... staged a lifelong gentle revolt against his father’s shallow intellectual utilitarianism.

Having been raised in this way and, as an adult, living in Victorian England, what he hated most was narrowness, conformity, the crushing of individuals under the weight of peer pressure, government power or public opinion.....Mill cures us from the weakness of our age — the belief that we can achieve democracy on the cheap; the belief that all we have to do to fulfill our democratic duties is be nice, vote occasionally and have opinions. Mill showed that real citizenship is a life-transforming vocation. It involves, at base, cultivating the ability to discern good from evil, developing the intellectual virtues required to separate the rigorous from the sloppy, living an adventurous life so that you are rooting yourself among and serving those who are completely unlike yourself.

The demands of democracy are clear — the elevation and transformation of your very self. If you are not transformed, you’re just skating by.
David_Brooks  democracy  Victorian  values  engaged_citizenry  arduous  critical_thinking  tough-mindedness  rigour  discomforts  struggles  history  op-ed  profile  philosophy  utilitarianism  liberal  political_theory  John_Stuart_Mill  self-improvement  19th_century  liberalism  indivualized  self-actualization  individual_choice  autonomy  intellectually_rigorous 
january 2018 by jerryking
When Black Children Are Targeted for Punishment - The New York Times
By DERRICK DARBY and JOHN L. RURYSEPT. 25, 2017
Continue reading the main storyShare This Page
Share
Tweet
Email
More
history  racial_disparities  African-Americans  children  punishment  high_schools  K-12 
september 2017 by jerryking
In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit
SEPT. 6, 2017 | The New York Times | By THOMAS J. SUGRUE

BLACK DETROIT
A People’s History of Self-Determination
By Herb Boyd
Illustrated. 416 pp. Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99

In 29 chapters, spanning more than three centuries, Boyd offers an unusual retelling of Detroit’s past, with black voices on nearly every page. The arc of his narrative is a familiar one in which he traces the transformation of Detroit from a French trading outpost to the world’s automobile production center to a national symbol of urban decline and rebirth. Along the way, Boyd introduces us to some of Detroit’s key social movements: abolitionism, union organizing, civil rights and black power. But this book is not a conventional urban history. Boyd’s purpose is to celebrate the black men and women, the city’s “fearless freedom fighters,” who would otherwise remain on history’s margins.....Today Detroit, with vast sections of its 139 square miles lying in ruin, its black population moving in unprecedented numbers to inner-ring suburbs, its residents struggling with failing schools, joblessness and incarceration, is not a land of hope. Travel reporters highlight Detroit’s thriving art scene, trendy restaurants and influx of hipsters. But those changes have scarcely benefited the working-class and poor black Detroiters who make up more than 80 percent of the city’s residents. There are a lot of reasons to despair about the city’s future. But Boyd remains hopeful.
Detroit  history  African-Americans  books  book_reviews  Black_Power 
september 2017 by jerryking
On the money: a history of the Bank of England
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 by: John Plender, the FT columnist and author of ‘Capitalism: Money, Morals and Markets’ (Biteback)

Till Time’s Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013, by David Kynaston, Bloomsbury £35, 896 pages
An enduring theme is the friction that existed from the outset between the Bank and its main client, the government. The Bank’s original charter was granted so that it could provide finance for the Nine Years’ War against France. On each renewal, the terms were the subject of much haggling and in the interim the Bank was constantly pressed to advance more money than it felt prudent. ....Another constant theme is forgery and fraud, with some of the Bank’s most senior employees being caught with their fingers in the till. In marked contrast to today’s post-crisis financial world, punishment was harsh. Many miscreants were hanged at Tyburn while the lucky ones were condemned to transportation.

As the 19th century progresses, Kynaston’s story turns increasingly on the issue that preoccupied great Victorian writers on monetary policy such as Henry Thornton and Walter Bagehot: how to reconcile adherence to the gold standard with financial stability. Numerous financial crises, including those surrounding the rescue of Barings and the collapse of Overend Gurney and the City of Glasgow Bank, are retold here with panache.
Bank_of_England  history  central_banks  book_reviews  books  monetary_policy  slavery  Walter_Bagehot  financial_history  19th_century  Victorian  financial_crises 
september 2017 by jerryking
Who we choose to remember – and who we let history forget – defines us
September 2, 2017 | The Globe and Mail | ELIZABETH RENZETTI.

An elegant monument to one of the town's great entrepreneurs, a black Loyalist named Rose Fortune.

A freed slave who had arrived with her family in Nova Scotia just before the American War of Independence, Rose became a famous figure in town, using her wheelbarrow to help transport travellers' goods from the wharves to their lodgings. She is also often referred to as the country's first unofficial policewoman, as she enthusiastically applied her baton to keep local rowdy teens in line. Her business grew and prospered, and she became the matriarch of a Nova Scotia transport dynasty. On July 1 this year, Rose's monument, a metal sculpture that also functions as a bench, designed by artist Brad Hall, was unveiled in the garrison graveyard.........
Elizabeth_Renzetti  symbolism  Nova_Scotia  forgotten  African_Canadians  women  history 
september 2017 by jerryking
When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History - The New York Times
By CLAY RISEN AUG. 15, 2017

“It’s absolutely critical that the story of Nearest gets added to the Jack Daniel story,” Mark I. McCallum, the president of Jack Daniel’s Brands at Brown-Forman, said in an interview.

The company’s decision to recognize its debt to a slave, first reported last year by The New York Times, is a momentous turn in the history of Southern foodways. Even as black innovators in Southern cooking and agriculture are beginning to get their due, the tale of American whiskey is still told as a whites-only affair, about Scots-Irish settlers who brought Old World distilling knowledge to the frontier states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Green’s story changes all that by showing how enslaved people likely provided the brains as well as the brawn in what was an arduous, dangerous and highly technical operation......Mr. May said that so far, visitor response to the new tours spotlighting Green’s contribution has been positive. It’s not hard to see why: At a rough time for race relations in America, the relationship between Daniel and Green allows Brown-Forman to tell a positive story, while also pioneering an overdue conversation about the unacknowledged role that black people, as slaves and later as free men, played in the evolution of American whiskey.
African-Americans  authors  distilleries  history  liquor  origin_story  slavery  storytelling  whiskey  writers 
august 2017 by jerryking
I see history as my root and my illumination
5 August /6 August 2017 | Financial Times | by Kwame Nkrumah Cain.

Sir, I am a bit perplexed at how Henry Mance can assert that history is “rarely instructive” (“ ‘Dunkirk’ shows that the past is not an open book”, July 29). At Stanford University, I was particularly attracted to history because Dionysius of Halicarnassus praised it as “philosophy learnt by example” [ Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, who flourished during the reign of Caesar Augustus.]. Even to this day, such study helps me heed the counsel of the dead and marshal the strength of my own mind.

I see history as a laboratory rich in a hundred thousand experiments in economics, religion, literature, science and government. I see history as my root and my illumination, as the road from whence I came and the only light that can clarify the present and guide me into the future.

As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stated: “He who cannot draw on 3,000 years is living from hand to mouth.” (i.e. my take is that being able to draw on 3,000 yrs. of living is the definition of wisdom).
========================================

Comment:
Gene 4 days ago
History is the great uncontrolled experiment on human behavior. Lessons should be drawn from it with caution (as history shows).
letters_to_the_editor  history  quotes  tools  hand-to-mouth  Greek  lessons_learned  skepticism  experimentation  wisdom  human_behavior  the_counsel_of_the_dead  foresight  Kwame_Nkrumah 
august 2017 by jerryking
Enterprising Bostonians - WSJ
By John Steele Gordon
June 25, 2017

BRAHMIN CAPITALISM

By Noam Maggor
Harvard, 284 pages, $39.95
Boston  history  slavery  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  books  Boston_Brahmins 
june 2017 by jerryking
Prepare for a New Supercycle of Innovation - WSJ
By John Michaelson
May 9, 2017

Things are about to change. Consider information technology. Today’s enterprise IT systems are built on platforms dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. These systems are now horrendously expensive to operate, prone to catastrophic crashes, and unable to ensure data security. The cloud only made this worse by increasing complexity.

Corporate CEOs complain that they are unable to get the data they need. These rickety systems cannot easily accommodate data mining and artificial intelligence. Evidence of their deficiencies is seen daily. The New York Stock Exchange stops trading for hours. Yahoo acknowledges the compromise of one billion user accounts. Airline reservation systems go down repeatedly. The pain level for users is becoming intolerable.

Each decade for the past 60 years, we have seen a thousand-fold increase in world-wide processing power, bandwidth and storage. At the same time, costs have fallen by a factor of 10,000. Advances in these platforms, in themselves, do not produce innovation. But they facilitate the development and deployment of entirely new applications that take advantage of these advances. [jk: The Republican intellectual George F. Gilder taught us that we should husband resources that are scarce and costly, but can waste resources that are abundant and cheap] Amazing new applications are almost never predictable. They come from human creativity (jk: human ingenuity). That is one reason they almost never come from incumbent companies. But once barriers to innovation are lowered, new applications follow.
10x  artificial_intelligence  CEOs  creativity  data_mining  economic_downturn  flash_crashes  George_Gilder  Gilder's  Law  innovation  history  human_ingenuity  incumbents  IT  legacy_tech  Moore's_Law  NYSE 
may 2017 by jerryking
« earlier      
per page:    204080120160

related tags

'30s  '50s  '60s  '70s  '80s  '90s  9/11  10x  18th_century  19th_century  20th_century  21st._century  abolition  abolitionists  aboriginals  Abraham_Lincoln  accelerated_lifecycles  accounting  ACDA  activism  Adam_Smith  adjustments  adverse_selection  advertising  advertising_agencies  advice  advocacy  affirmations  Africa  African  African-Americans  African_Canadians  African_Guyanese_villages  Afro-Guyanese  Afro-Latinos  Afrocentric  agriculture  ahead_of_the_curve  AIDS  airplanes  al-Qaeda  Alabama  Alberta  Alcan  Alexander_Hamilton  algorithms  alliances  alumni  ambitions  Ameridians  Amsterdam  analogies  Andrew_Sorkin  Andy_Kessler  angels  anniversaries  antebellum  anti-Americanism  anticipating  antiquities  APNSA  Apple  arbitrage  archeological  architecture  archives  Arctic  arduous  Argentina  Armistice  art  Arthur_Schomburg  Artic  artifacts  artificial_intelligence  artists  art_finance  art_galleries  art_history  Asian  Asia_Pacific  assassinations  assimilation  AT&T  authenticity  authoritarian  authoritarianism  authors  autobiographies  autocrats  automation  automotive_industry  autonomy  Autoshare  awareness  bailouts  balance_of_power  banking  banks  Bank_of_England  basketball  bauxite  Bayard_Rustin  Bay_Street  BCG  beef  belief_systems  Bell_Labs  Benjamin_Bernanke  Ben_Stein  Berbice  Berry_Gordy  best_of  beverages  Bible  biblical  bigotry  billgates  biographies  black-owned  BlackBerry  blackness  Black_British  Black_History_Month  Black_Is_Beautiful  black_liberation_movement  Black_Lives_Matter  black_nationalism  Black_Power  black_pride  black_studies  blaxploitation  blogging  blogs  Bob_Marley  boldness  Booker_T._Washington  books  book_reviews  borders  Boston  Boston_Brahmins  bouncing_back  bounties  branding  brands  bravery  breakthroughs  Bret_Stephens  Brexit  Brian_Mulroney  BRIC  Brickworks  bridges  British  Brookings  Brooklyn  Bryan_Stevenson  bubbles  budgets  Buenos_Aires  bureaucracies  business  business_archives  business_interests  business_schools  C.J.Walker  Cabbagetown  cabinets  Cambridge  Campaign_2016  Canada  Canada-China_relations  Canada150  Canadian  canals  cancellations  cancers  capitalism  capital_accumulation  capital_formation  Car2Go  Caribbean  Caricom  Carter_Woodson  cartography  case_studies  cautionary_tales  CBC  CBC_Radio  centenaries  centralized_control  central_banks  CEOs  challenges  chance  charcuterie  Charleston_shootings  Charles_Blow  Charles_Darwin  Charles_Dickens  Charlotte_Gray  chauvinism  checks_and_balances  Chicago  chief_of_staff  children  China  China_rising  Chinese  Chinese-Canadians  Chinese_Communist_Party  christianity  Christie_Blatchford  christmas  Christopher_Hitchens  Chris_Rock  chronological  Chrystia_Freeland  churches  church_and_state  cinemas  cities  citizen_engagement  city-states  cityscapes  civics  civility  civil_rights  Civil_War  cleantech  clearinghouses  Cleopatra  clichés  climate_change  clockwork  Coca-Cola  cocktails  cold_cases  cold_storage  Cold_War  Colin_Kaepernick  collapse-anxiety  collectibles  collectors  Colleges_&_Universities  colonialism  columnists  coming-of-age  commemoration  commemorative  commercial_real_estate  commodities  commodities_supercycle  community_banks  complacency  complexity  Confederacy  Confederation  conflicts  Confucian  connecting_the_dots  consciousness-raising  consequential  conservation  conservatism  Conservative_Party  consigliere  constituencies  constitutions  contests  contextual  contraband  cookbooks  cooking  copycats  Corktown  corporate  corruption  cost-of-living  cotton  counterfactual_history  counterintelligence  countervailing  courage  courtesies  creative_class  creativity  creeping_normality  creole  criminality  criminal_justice  criminal_justice_system  crisis  Crispr  critical_thinking  cronyism  crony_capitalism  crossborder  cryptology  CSIS  cuisine  cultural_institutions  cultural_memory  culture  cured_and_smoked  curiosity  curriculum  cyberattacks  cyber_warfare  dance  dangerous_ideas  Daniel_Henninger  data  data_driven  data_mining  Dave_Martins  David_Adjaye  David_Brooks  David_Cameron  David_Granger  David_Hinds  David_McCullough  David_Naylor  daylighting  dealerships  deanships  deaths  decay  decentralization  deception  decision_making  decline  decolonialization  deglobalization  delicatessens  delusions  democracy  Democrats  denials  Dennis_K._Berman  depopulation  deprivations  Descartes  desegregation  design  destabilization  detail_oriented  Detroit  De_Tocqueville  Diaspora  digitalization  digital_advocacy  digital_revolution  diminishing_returns  diplomacy  disagreements  discernment  discipline  discomforts  discontinuities  disease  disequilibriums  disinformation  disputes  dissension  dissolutions  distilleries  disunity  DIY  Dmitri_Medvedev  DNC  documentaries  Dominion_Institute  Donald_Trump  DonnaBaileyNurse  Don_River  Doug_Saunders  drama  drinks  dual-consciousness  ducati  Dutch  DVP  dying  dynasties  e-mail  East_York  Ebony  economics  economic_clout  economic_development  economic_downturn  economic_dynamism  economic_empowerment  economic_history  economic_nationalism  economic_protectionism  economic_stagnation  economists  economy  editorials  education  Edward_Gibbon  Edward_Luce  Edward_Snowden  Egyptian_Empire  elections  elitism  Elizabethan  Elizabeth_Renzetti  emancipation  embargoes  emergencies  emerging_markets  Emmanuel_Macron  Emmett_Till  empathy  engaged_citizenry  engineering  england  Enlightenment  entrenched_interests  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  environment  epicenters  erasures  espionage  essays  ethics  ethnic_communities  etiquette  EU  eulogies  Europe  Evergreen  evolution  exclusion  exercise  exhibitions  exits  expeditions  experiential_marketing  experimentation  exploration  Expo_67  extreme_weather_events  Exxon  F._Scott_Fitzgerald  failure  fallacies_follies  false_sense_of_certainty  false_sense_of_security  family-owned_businesses  fantasy  far-right  far-sightedness  farewells  farmland  fast-changing  fatherhood  FBI  FDR  fear  feminism  feuds  fiction  filmmakers  films  finance  financial  financial_crises  financial_history  financial_instruments  financial_services  financiers  fitness  Five_Eyes  flash_crashes  floodplains  floods  Florida  flu_outbreaks  focus  folklore  foreign_aid  foresight  forethought  forgotten  forward_looking  foundational  founders  Founding_Fathers  fractured_internally  France  Franklin_Expedition  Franklin_expedition  Freddie_Kissoon  Frederick_Douglass  free-trade  French  frictions  friendships  future  futurists  G._PASCAL_ZACHARY  Gadi_Prager  game_changers  Gardiner_Expressway  genealogy  generalship  generational_wealth  gene_editing  gentrification  Geoffrey_York  geography  geopolitics  George-Étienne_Cartier  Georgetown  Georgetown_University  George_Brown  George_Gilder  George_W._Bush  George_Washington  Georgia  German  Germany  gift_ideas  Gilded_Age  Gilder's  GIS  glass  globalization  global_economy  Globe_&_Mail  glorious  Gluskin_Sheff  GM  golden_age  Goldman_Sachs  good_enough  GOP  Gordon_Moore  governance  government  gradualism  grand_strategy  grass-roots  Great_Depression  Great_Migration  greed  Greek  green  Greenland  grocery  growth  gurus  gut_feelings  guyana  Guyanese  habitats  hackers  Haiti  Halifax  hams  hand-to-mouth  hardships  hard_to_find  hard_truths  Harlem  Harry_Truman  Harvard  HBR  health  Hegel  Henry_Kissinger  Henry_Louis_Gates  herd_immunity  heritage  heritage_preservation  heroes  heroines  Hezbollah  hidden  high-quality  highways  high_net_worth  high_schools  Hilary_Mantel  hip_hop  historians  historical_amnesia  historical_fiction  history  HIV  Holland  homewares  homosexuality  Hoover  hoteliers  howto  Hugh_Segal  humanities  humanity  human_behavior  human_ingenuity  human_psyche  human_rights  human_security  humiliation  humility  humour  Hurricane_Hazel  Hurricane_Sandy  iconic  ideacity  ideas  identity_politics  ideo  ignorance  illiteracy  illusions  imagery  imagination  Immanuel_Kant  imperialism  imports  incarceration  incentives  income_distribution  income_inequality  incompatibilities  incompetence  incrementalism  incumbents  independence  India  Indians  individual_choice  indivualized  Indo-Guyanese  industrial_age  industrial_espionage  Industrial_Revolution  industry_expertise  ineptitude  inflection_points  influence  influence_peddling  infographics  information_flows  information_warfare  infrastructure  inheritances  injustice  innovation  insights  insouciance  inspiration  institution-building  institutional_change  institutional_path_dependency  institutions  integration  Intel  intellectually_rigorous  intellectual_property  intelligence_analysts  interconnections  interdependence  internal_migration  international_system  Internet  intimidation  introverts  inventions  inventors  investment_banking  invisibility  iPhone  Iraq  Ira_Gluskin  irrelevance  Isabel_Wilkerson  islam  Islamists  isolationism  IT  iTunes  Ivy_League  J.L._Granatstein  Jamaica  James_Baldwin  James_Fallows  James_Surowiecki  James_Watts  Japan  Jared_Diamond  Jason_Riley  Jean_Chrétien  Jeffrey_Simpson  Jesse_Jackson  Jewish  JFK  jihadis  Jim_Balsillie  Jim_Collins  Jim_Crow  Joanne_Kauffman  Joel_Mokyr  Joe_Friesen  John_Adams  John_Diefenbaker  John_Hope_Franklin  John_Ibbitson  John_Johnson  John_Locke  John_Lorinc  John_Stuart_Mill  Joseph_Stalin  journalism  journalists  Judaism  K-12  Kenneth_Frazier  Kenya  KGB  killings  Kissinger_Associates  KKK  knowledge  Konrad_Yakabuski  KPMG  Kremlin  Kwame_Nkrumah  L._Gordon_Crovtiz  labour  land  landmarks  landscapes  languages  Law  Lawrence_Hill  Lawrence_Martin  Lazard  LBJ  leaders  leadership  leadership_development  learning  legacies  legacy_tech  lessons_learned  letters_to_the_editor  LFSB  liberal  liberalism  Liberals  liberal_pluralism  Liberia  libraries  life_long_learning  life_skills  liquor  literature  lobbying  Loblaws  local  locked_in  logos  London  long-term  Lord_Palmerston  Louisiana  Luke_Johnson  luxury  lying  lynchings  M&A  Mad_Men  magazines  Malcolm_Gladwell  male  Mali  management_consulting  Man_Booker  mapping  Marcus_Garvey  Marcus_Gee  Margaret_MacMillan  Margaret_Wente  marginalization  Marina_Strauss  maritime  marketing  market_entry  Mark_Helprin  Marlon_James  masculinity  massacres  massive_data_sets  mass_incarceration  mass_production  McKinsey  meats  Medici  melting_pot  memoirs  memorabilia  memorials  mentoring  mercantilism  Merck  mergers_&_acquisitions  metaphysical  Mexican  Mexico  MI5  Michael_Bliss  Michael_Levine  Michael_Moritz  Michelle_Obama  microprocessors  Microsoft  middle-powers  Middle_Ages  middle_class  Middle_East  migrants  militaries  mindsets  miniaturization  minimalism  mining  minorities  minority_rights  miscalculations  missed_opportunities  mistakes  MLK  moguls  monetary_policy  money_management  Montgomery  Montreal  moonshots  Moore's_Law  movies  multiculturalism  multilateralism  multinationals  museums  music  music_reviews  mybestlife  myths  NAACP  NAFTA  naivete  naming  narratives  Nassim_Taleb  nationalism  nationalizations  National_Geographic  national_identity  national_interests  national_unity  nation_builders  nation_building  nativism  natural_calamities  natural_resources  naval  Nazis  NDP  negritude  neighbourhoods  neutrality  newspapers  new_entrants  new_music  New_Orleans  new_rules  New_York_City  Niagara  Niall_Ferguson  Niccolò_Machiavelli  Nigeria  Nobel_Prizes  noise  non-obvious  nonfiction  North_Star  nostalgia  Nova_Scotia  novels  NSA  nuclear  Nucor  NYSE  NYT  Oakland  Obama  obituaries  obstructionism  Octothorpe_Software  oil_industry  oligarchs  Omar_el_Akkad  one-time_events  Ontario  op-ed  open_borders  open_data  opposing_actions  optimism  orders-of-magnitude  organizational_capacity  organizational_culture  origin_story  overcapacity  overexpansion  overlay_networks  overlooked  oversimplification  Oxford  oxtail  pacificism  pain_points  Pakistan  pandemics  Paris  parks  Parliament  participation  partisanship  partisan_warfare  pasta  patents  patent_law  paternalism  PATH  Patrick_Martin  patronage  Paul_Krugman  pay_attention  PBS  Pepsi  perennial  personal_animosity  personal_economy  personal_finance  personal_invective  personal_sacrifice  Peter_Drucker  PhDs  philanthropy  philosophy  photography  Pierre_Berton  Pierre_Trudeau  pioneers  pivots  plague  planning  plantations  playwrights  plutocracies  PNC  podcasts  poems  poetry  poets  Poland  polarization  policing  policymaking  politicaleconomy  political_economy  political_literacy  political_partisanship  political_polarization  political_power  political_risk  political_theory  politicians  politics  polymaths  popular_culture  populism  pork  Port_Lands  post-mortems  post-partisanship  post-WWII  PPP  precision  preparation  preservation  Preston_Manning  pricing  pride  primates  primers  Princeton  print_journalism  prison_reform  private_equity  privatization  prizes  pro-business  pro-market  problems  problem_framing  problem_solving  proclivities  procurement  productivity_payoffs  profile  programming  propaganda  property_development  property_ownership  proprietary  ProQuest  prosciutto  protagonists  Protestant_Reformation  protest_movements  provincial_governments  proxies  psychology  pubic_spaces  public_goods  public_health  public_policy  public_sector  public_service  public_spaces  publishing  puddings  Pulitzer_Prize  punch-above-its-weight  punishment  QC  Quakers  quality  quality_control  quality_of_life  quantum_computing  Quebec  questions  quotes  R&B  R&D  race  race-baiting  race_relations  Rachel_Notley  racial_discrimination  racial_disparities  racial_politics  racial_resentment  racial_segregation  racial_violence  racism  radicalization  radical_ideas  radio  railways  Ralph_Klein  randomness  ravines  Ray_Bradbury  RCAF  re-enactments  reading  realism  realpolitik  real_estate  reboot  rebranding  recency_bias  recessions  recipes  recognition  Reconstruction  record-keeping  redemption  reference  referenda  reform  regeneration  Regent_Park  reggae  Reginald_Lewis  regional  regrets  reinvention  rejections  religion  religious_freedom  reminiscing  Renaissance  reparations  repatriation  research  research_analysts  resentments  resilience  resource_allocation  responsibility  restaurants  restitution  restorations  retailers  revisionism  revitalization  revolution  Richard_Gwyn  Richard_Nixon  Richmond  Rich_Karlgaard  ride_sharing  rigour  RIM  riots  ripple_effects  rising_powers  risk-appetite  risk-taking  risks  rituals  rivalries  rivers  Robert_Kaplan  Robert_Smith  rock-'n'-roll  Roger_Martin  Romans  root_cause  Rothschilds  Rotman  royal_courts  Royal_Navy  Rudyard_Griffiths  rules-based  rules_of_the_game  ruling_classes  rum  Russell_Smith  Russia  S&P  SaaS  Saigon  Salomon_Brothers  Sam_Cooke  Sarajevo  sausages  scandals  Scarborough  schisms  scholars  schools  science_fiction  Scotland  scriptures  Sears  second-class_citizenship  security  security_&_intelligence  segregation  self-actualization  self-defeating  self-destructive  self-determination  self-discipline  self-employment  self-help  self-identification  self-imagery  self-importance  self-improvement  self-interest  self-made  self-pity  self-reliance  self-representation  self-sufficiency  semiconductors  seminal_moments  Senegal  sense-making  sense_of_proportion  sewage  sexuality  sexual_assault  Shia  shorthand  sigint  signals  Silicon_Valley  Simon_Kuper  Simon_Schama  Simon_Winchester  simplicity  single_action_bias  Sir_John_A._MacDonald  Sir_John_A._Macdonald  Sir_Wilfred_Laurier  situational_awareness  skepticism  skyscrapers  slaveholders  slavery  slow_growth  small_business  small_moves  small_states  small_wins  Smithsonian  social_classes  social_institutions  social_justice  social_mobility  societal_collapse  software  soft_skills  soldiers  solo  songs  soul  South_Africa  South_China_Sea  sovereignty  Soviet_Union  speeches  spices  spycraft  Stanford  start_ups  statecraft  statesmen  steam_engine  steel  STEM  Stephen_Bannon  Stephen_Harper  stereotypes  Steven_Johnson  Steve_Jobs  stockpiles  Stoics  storytelling  strategic_thinking  strategy  street_furniture  strikes  strongman  structural_change  struggles  students  sub-Saharan_Africa  subversion  sugar  Sunni  supermarkets  support_systems  sustainability  symbolism  Syria  systematic_approaches  systemic_discrimination  systemic_racism  Ta-Nehisi_Coates  taboos  talent_flows  tango  targeted_assassinations  Tata  taxonomy  TD_Bank  teaching  Tea_Party  technology  telecommunications  television  terror  terrorism  Terry_O’Reilly  textbooks  Thanksgiving  Theodore_Levitt  theory  theory_of_evolution  the_counsel_of_the_dead  the_English_Reformation  the_Enlightenment  the_human_condition  The_Netherlands  The_One_Percent  the_South  The_South  things_to_do  thinking_tragically  Thomas_Cromwell  Thomas_Jefferson  Thomas_Piketty  thought_leadership  threats  Thucydides  Thucydides_trap  Thurgood_Marshall  Tiananmen_Square  Timbuktu  timeless  timelines  Tim_Brown  Tim_Kiladze  tinkerers  tolerance  Tom_Friedman  tools  Toronto  torture  Torydom  tough-mindedness  tourism  TPL  tradeoffs  tragedies  trailblazers  transformational  transit  transportation  travel  TRCA  triumphalism  troublemakers  trustworthiness  truth-telling  TTC  Tudors  tunnels  turnarounds  turning_points  U.S.  U.S.-China_relations  U.S.foreign_policy  U.S._Steel  U.S._Supreme_Court  UKIP  ultimatums  Underground_Railroad  undervalued  unforeseen  unilateralism  unions  United_Kingdom  unity  unpredictability  uprisings  urban  utilitarianism  uToronto  UWI  uWindsor  valuations  values  vc  Venezuela  Venice  venture_capital  Vergangenheitsbewältigung  Vernon_Jordan  veterans  Victorian  videogames  Vietnam  Vietnam_War  Vimy  violence  virtual_worlds  viruses  Vladimir_Putin  von_Bismarck  voter_suppression  voting  Voting_Rights_Act  vulnerabilities  W.E.B._Du_Bois  Wall_Street  Walter_Bagehot  Walter_Isaacson  Walter_Russell_Mead  war  warning_signs  War_of_1812  Washington_D.C.  waterfronts  Waterfront_Toronto  wayfinding  wealth_creation  wealth_management  weather  Westminster  West_Africa  whims  whiskey  White_House  white_nationalism  white_supremacy  wide-framing  WikiLeaks  wikipedia  wilderness  Wildrose  William_Gladstone  winner-take-all  Winston_Churchil  Winston_Churchill  wisdom  women  women's_movement  Woodrow_Wilson  worldviews  world_stage  worrying  worst-case  worthiness  worthwhile_problems  writers  WSJ  WWI  WWII  Xerox  Yale  young_people  youth  Zellers  zero-sum_games  Zipcar  éminence_grise 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: