In this speech he made at TED11, he talks about the Egyptian revolution including his specific role. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Public Policy’ Category
Posted in Leadership, Public Policy, tagged Gandhi and Marting Luther King. Jr., I have a dream, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr., Words of Wisdom from Martin Luther King Jr. on January 17, 2011| 1 Comment »
Posted in Book Review, Economics, India, Internet, Public Policy, Technology, tagged Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers, Reading List from Top 100 Global Thinkers, Recommended books by Top 100 Global Thinkers on December 31, 2010| 3 Comments »
In my previous post, I mentioned the recommended book list from Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010. Here’s a slide show version the book list on Foreign Policy’s site. For a quick glance at Top 20 books, here’s the full list in one spot with the book description offered by Foreign Policy magazine.
- Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan– Rajan’s look at the fissures that brought about the global financial crisis — and which are still at work today.
- Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin– As the Wall Street crisis went global, Sorkin updated his account of the crisis’s ground zero to include more recent events. (more…)
Posted in China, Economics, Globalization, India, Public Policy, Technology, tagged Analysis of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy Magazine, Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010, Raghuram Rajan, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates # 1 on Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers List on December 30, 2010| 2 Comments »
Foreign Policy magazine just published their list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 who most influenced the global marketplace. A very worthwhile article that I would recommend reading— you can read the report here.
The report provides an overview for each person and their achievements and thinking that led to their inclusion. Also, the results of a survey of intriguing global questions asked and responded to by the majority of the recipients is a must read. Additionally, a book list of the top 20 books recommended by the Top Thinkers is a great resource for all readers of the article (Fault Lines by Raghuram Rajan is the # 1 recommended book). (more…)
Tonight, I went to an Intel Alumni (I spent 5 years at Intel) seminar featuring Intel alumni who are now focused on clean technologies. Legendary Andy Grove was the keynote speaker. It was great to see Andy Grove— it’s always a treat to hear his perspectives on business, technology, and the issues of the day. While he remains a senior advisor to Intel’s board and management, he is also actively interested in energy policy and often gives speeches on the topic. Along, with Grove’s perspectives, Intel alumni in the entrepreneur, product, or investor spaces of clean technologies provided additional perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing these technologies. Below are some of the key points made by Grove and others and my observations of the night. (more…)
Posted in Public Policy, tagged Health Care Spending as a % of GDP, Hospital Beds per 1000 Population, Jacob Weisberg, Obama Health Care Plan, OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, The Healing of America, TR Reid on July 23, 2009| 3 Comments »
This month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a comprehensive health data report, comparing health care statistics across OECD countries. Their website and study can be found here and an excel file with a sampling of their data is also available. With the recent flurry around the Obama administration’s health care proposals, it feels like a good time to look at some of the more interesting data sets to me:
- Healthcare Spending as a % of GDP
- Doctor Consultations, Number per Capita
- Hospital Beds per 1000 Population (more…)