Quartz Reviews Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

People are angry at Silicon Valley. In recent years, protestors have slashed the tires of buses hired to transport Google employees. They’ve occupied Airbnb’s headquarters and participated in worldwide demonstrations against Uber.   read more »

Forbes reviews Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

Douglas Rushkoff is one of those rare writers and friends. He can ask big gnarly questions, and then before you know it, present a buffet of solutions that leave you with a ravenous appetite to dig into the future. In Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff made the compelling case for the need for all of us […]   read more »

Harvard Business Review excerpts Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code Plants grow, people grow, even whole forests, jungles, and coral reefs grow — but eventually, they stop. This doesn’t mean they’re dead. They’ve simply reached a level of maturity where health is not about getting bigger, but about sustaining vitality. There may be a turnover of cells, organisms, […]   read more »

The Takeaway on NPR – Why People Throw Rocks

Over the last few years, technology employees have overwhelmed the San Francisco Bay Area's already-fragile housing market. As rents skyrocket, residents frustrated with their changing neighborhoods have targeted the buses that deliver tech employees to and from Silicon Valley, from San Francisco and Oakland.   read more »

Flashback: The People’s Net

15 years ago, in the wake of the dotcom crash and reports of the Internet’s demise, I wrote this piece for Yahoo Internet Life. Joichi Ito just referred to it on his blog, so I thought I’d dig it out of the archives. The Internet is Back, Alive and Well Yahoo Internet Life, July 2001 […]   read more »

Salon: In Apple vs. the FBI, the people won’t win

Read this interview at Salon   Tim Cook (Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith/AP/Michael Dwyer)   Over the last few days, a debate has raged about the responsibility of a corporation to national security: Should Apple concede to a federal court order and unlock the phone of San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Farook, which might reveal useful information […]   read more »

The Atlantic – Twitter Is Not a Failure

To listen to Wall Street tell the story, Twitter is an abject failure. The stock is down more than 50 percent since co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as CEO last year. User growth and revenue prospects have stagnated, and investors see little chance of a major turnaround. Yet only in the twisted logic of the […]   read more »