Charter Cities: Disruption and Little Else

Charter Cities: Disruption and Little Else

October 6, 2014

Few ideas carry more weight in our startup-minded, Silicon Valley-venerating society than “disruption”. It’s a beguiling little word that carries both a sense of dynamism and a whiff of rebellion – consider its cousin, “creative destruction”. The idea of disruption is simple and compelling: Old, staid structures in business (especiallyRead More

Breaking the Language Barrier

Breaking the Language Barrier

October 20, 2014

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “We have room for but one language in this country and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house.” Though PresidentRead More

Breaking the Language Barrier

Breaking the Language Barrier

October 20, 2014

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “We have room for but one language in this country and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house.” Though PresidentRead More

Songs of Ice and Mire: Greenland’s March toward Independence

Songs of Ice and Mire: Greenland’s March toward Independence

October 13, 2014

As the international community focused on the Scottish referendum this past month and talks of devolution began to stir, the world failed to consider another independence movement: the one for a freer Greenland. Greenland is often overlooked on the international stage, however, it’s the largest island in the world and,Read More