The Maddening Truth About Disruption

A lot of conferences, books and businesses are talking about disruption. With so much banter, it’s hard to get to the bottom line truth about disruption. On Google, there are now 43.4 million search results for the term, with some … Continue reading

Rainforest Connection – Topher White uses technology and entrepreneurial spirit for the sake of saving rainforests (MDE136)

Minter Dialogue Episode #136 — This interview is with Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, a not-for-profit initiative that uses entrepreneurial flair and technological know-how to help stop deforestation. Topher recently made a rousing speech at TEDxCern and … Continue reading

Obamania Worldwide – The Dreams & The Reality

OBAMANIA & OTHER REFLECTIONS ON A SUNDAY MORNING The effect of the Obama victory overseas has been impressive. Much like the initial outpouring after September 11th, 2001, since November 5th, 2008, I have come across a newfound sense of support … Continue reading

Common Factors in Web 2.0 & Sustainable Development

Web 2.0 and Sustainable Development – A Way of Life Via personal predilection and, as it happens, in my work, I am embedded in Web 2.0 functionality. When I take a helicopter view of web 2.0, especially as it applies … Continue reading

The future of Mainstream Media in today’s world of citizen journalism…

Why the decline of traditional Main Stream Media? Why the decline of Mainstream Media? This question has been argued and tossed around in many a media organization’s board room over the course of the last five years. Clearly, for news … Continue reading

Hand dryer versus paper towels?

Is an electric hand dryer truly more environmentally friendly than paper towels? Have you ever found yourself using a hand dryer for what seems like a protracted amount of time and thinking: this surely isn’t much more environmentally friendly than … Continue reading

Rice: Climate change a problem

Was quite interested to see that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has openly stated that “climate change is a real problem.” A statement that has taken a long time to come. At a meeting, held in DC, of the 16 … Continue reading

China: Do you see 2020?: Financial Ascent vs Demographic Descent

Last night, at the MSG (not-in-my-salad) Arena, there was a curious heavyweight boxing match between two Chinamen. One, in the gold shorts, was the China of Optimism (CO). In the other corner, wearing satin red shorts, was the China of … Continue reading

Will Live Earth encourage the sports world to go green?

In the aftermath of Live Earth 7.7.07, it struck me that the sporting world could also take up the green cause in a more formal fashion. Live Earth apparently attracted an audience of 2 billion people. [As an aside, I … Continue reading