Recently read childhood hero (a la WIRED) Kevin Kelly’s hugely enjoyable What Technology Wants, a book that seeks to make sense of the ‘technium’ that wasn’t so much created by man as ordained by the physical laws of the universe.
Improving the country’s economy should be the central concern.
The Economist reports on Dubai’s strategic challenges as it continues to deal with its debt overhang.
Loved The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu: a history of US “speech industries”—as Wu terms any information industry.
The Economist launches an ad network.
Alexis Maybank (co-founder of Gilt Groupe) invests in FashionStake.com.
Hasan Kazmi and Andy Umans both Columbia 2010 MBAs review the 2010 Chazen trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Significant pledge should help Columbia Business School address one of its primary weaknesses – cramped, old facilities.