Nick Hanauer: Inequality is bad for the rich

Check out this quite compelling TED talk from Nick Hanauer, an entrepreneur, investor, capitalist, and self-described plutocrat. Hanauer is a billionaire, but makes the case that trickle-down economics and rising inequality are especially bad for the rich. One claim he makes: Some inequality is necessary for a high-functioning capitalist democracy. The problem is that inequality is at historic highs today and it’s getting worse every day. And … Continue reading Nick Hanauer: Inequality is bad for the rich

“What Should I Do With My Life?” asks Po Bronson

Just came across an article that Po Bronson wrote for Fast Company. “What Should I Do With My Life?” is both the title of the article and the title of Bronson’s book on the same topic. I’ve seen the book on the shelves at my local bookstore for years (though I never read it — at least not yet). So as I came across the … Continue reading “What Should I Do With My Life?” asks Po Bronson

The United States of Entrepreneurs – The Economist

I’m reading a special report from The Economist on entrepreneurship. One of the articles, The United States of Entrepreneurs, discusses how America still leads the world as a setting for spawning entrepreneurship. The reasons span business spirit, management philosophy, and legal groundwork. Even this: Americans are unusually willing to try new products of all sorts, even if it means teaching themselves new skills and eating into … Continue reading The United States of Entrepreneurs – The Economist