Jobs, innovation, wealth creation: the private sector has great potential to pull people out of poverty. And as developing countries open their doors to greater trade and investment, the reach, influence and impact of private companies grows.
Vint Cerf, the "Internet's father," just caused a scandal by recalling, with hard-hitting words, the consequences of the dictatorship of transparency, given some of the current trends in the new social networking platforms. For him, the right to privacy may eventually prove to be a parenthesis in human history.
can transparency be institutionalized in an agency that's in the business of secrecy? Can NSA be made to understand that transparency is actually in its interest because the more the public knows, the more legitimacy the agency will have, the more leeway the public will give the agency?
For eyeglasses, transparency is fine. Same goes for windshields, air, and nightgowns. I just don't like it in my government. It sucks the fun out of water-cooler supposition, conjecture, and gossip.
Is a picture still worth 1000 words? Jonathan Woods, Senior Editor of Photo and Interactive, at TIME, thinks so. At the Seattle Interactive Conference, I had the opportunity to pick Jonathan's brain on his unique perspective on photography's role in the art of storytelling.
On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio was chosen the new mayor of New York City. But following months of campaigning, the real work of city governance began on Wednesday during the eight-week mayoral transition.
On Tuesday, Terry McAuliffe was elected governor of Virginia. Following the lengthy campaign, the real work of the job begins Wednesday during the ten-week gubernatorial transition.
A fun part of the Seattle Interactive Conference this year was the AT&T Wearables Hackathon. I had the opportunity to sit and chat with two of the hackathon's judges, venture capitalists Michelle Goldberg, Partner at Ignition, and Rebecca Kaden, Principal at Maveron.
Did you know that more than a billion people per day perform a search online? Rand Fishkin does! At the Seattle Interactive Conference, I spoke with Rand Fishkin, CEO of MOZ, on all things SEO.
Pablos Holman focuses on the world's bigger problems, inventing things that enrich the human experience. He is currently working on a bunch of awesome projects -- including a malaria-eradicating device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers.
One of the most exciting trends that I saw at the Seattle Interactive Conference this past week is that Design is back with a capital D. Reinforcing that is Keith Frankel, Head of Creative and Design at HubSpot, with whom I chatted about all things creative.
At the Seattle Interactive Conference, I sat down with Callie Schweitzer, Director of Digital Innovation at TIME, and Jeff Lanctot, CEO of Mixpo, and former Global CMO of Razorfish. Both Callie and Jeff have experience in brand building.
I had the pleasure of sitting with Megan Tweed, VP of Media at Razorfish. Watch as we also talk about her Collective, the importance of connecting, and how she applied the ethos of punk music to her adult life.
This past week, at the Seattle Interactive Conference, I sat down with Tim Keck, the co-founder of The Onion. Tim and I spoke about transparency from both a creative and editorial standpoint -- and what has made The Onion so successful all these years.
Julie Rezek, Managing Director of The Seattle Wunderman Network, stopped by the AOL Booth at Seattle Interactive to talk to me about transparency, data, and brands. Being transparent as both a marketer and as an agency is of the utmost importance to Julie.
At the Seattle Interactive Conference this past week, AOL was strongly represented from our awesome booth with a transparent activation, to a host of AOL speakers like Roy Sekoff. Roy sat down with me to talk transparency, the power of participation and the power of the consumer.