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Mike Bonifer

Guns of My Father

Mike Bonifer | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

The memory of my father leads me to believe that right wing gun-clingers, people who believe their basic liberties are threatened by gun control legislation, are tragically out of touch.

Election 2012: Ayn Rand vs Viola Spolin

Mike Bonifer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Ayn Rand, you say? Is that what you say? When it comes to productive avenues for innovation and growth, especially in the current economic climate, the Rand approach is a recipe for personal and organizational chaos and aimlessness. Here's why.

Slow Playing The Whale

Mike Bonifer | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

This latest Mitt Romney scenario, where he said the clueless thing and followed it up by doing something stupid? And now we are all screaming about it like this doesn't happen all the time?

Drew Westen's Tension

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
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Drew Westen's leaving race out of his critique of how Barack Obama is playing the game is like leaving computers out of Bill Gates' story, or leaving love out of Paris.

Letter From an Angry Mother

Mike Bonifer | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
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Chernobyl? Nuclear reactors and vodka? That was a bright idea. First, you poison me with radiation, then you invite tourists to see the results? Why? So you and your kids can laugh at the featherless geese?

How to Kick Yeahbut

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

A business narrative, like a theater performance, consists of a series of scenes. These scenes can often go on for extended periods of time, and take...

Revolution 2.0

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Wael Ghonim, Google's marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa, had been held captive by the Egyptian government for 12 days. Recently...

Egypt Needs the E-Team

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

It takes an E-Team to convert a community, to show how the twin levers of science and art can get the genie back in the bottle.

Power Moves

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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This photo, featured on the 11.30.10 HuffPost landing page, is one of my favorite politically-themed photos of the year. It depicts a perfect littl...

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Game

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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The game played by Goldman Sachs and all the predatory satellites in its system goes beyond crooked. It's criminal. And worse than criminal, it is a crime that can't be prosecuted.

Goodbye, Consumer

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

In a sustainable economy, how we roll is going to be much more important than how much we roll.

The President's 'Question Time' Scene, Analyzed

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Obama has changed the political game by calling it out for exactly what it is. Let's call the current game, "Our Way or No Way." It is played by Democrats and Republicans alike, with equal vigor.

Is the iPad a GameChanger?

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
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As Steve Jobs says, you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward. A product like the iPad, can be said to have 'changed the game' only after the game, has, in fact, changed.

Improviser in Chief

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

David Brooks expresses a mystifying lack of comprehension at how the Obama team rolls.

Pat on the Back

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Touching is a vital element of communication, but between the computer culture and the corporate playbook, it is being systematically eliminated from the game.

Tiger's Unplayable Lie

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Tiger can redeem himself for his audience, but he's got to want to be an authentic hero, not one playing a role. Here are five moves he (or any other burning brand) can make in that direction.

Solar The Sign!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Solar Paneling the Hollywood Sign struck me as a beautiful, artful, symbolically powerful idea -- what I call in my line of work a 'productive game'

Leadership in the Age of Improvisation

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Ms. Clinton demonstrates that the new mode of leadership is just as much about generosity, and gifting a fellow player with a moment in the spotlight, as it is about seizing it for oneself.

How Obama's Improvisation Trumps McCain's Script

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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For any organization like the U.S. government that has a significant presence in the Networked World, improvisation is vital. Non-stop learning is the cornerstone of innovation and growth.

Thank You, Comedians!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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In the Age of Irony, there is no such thing as just a pig. It's what kind of joke you make about the pig that gets your point across. Its your mega-pig that counts.

Letter to the Undecideds

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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He is the kind of hunter who, sooner or later, is going to shoot another hunter.

Not a Hail Mary, a Fumblerooski

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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A Hail mary is not the play the Republicans are running. This is not a last-second desperation play. There's a lot of time left in the game. This is deception by design: It's the Fumblerooski.

Lessons for Obama

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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This is how we do it, said the Political Masters to the Eager Student. Watch and learn. Stub Up, Young Candidate. Look at how stubborn we are. You...