Monday, September 19, 2011

Ferguson's Killer Apps

Take some time today and listen to Niall Ferguson's TED talk
on the 6 killer apps of prosperity.


John said...

Powerful stuff, that.
And like you, I love contemplating big ideas and trends. They don't get much bigger than the development and histories of civilization, do they?

Had I listened to this a few weeks before I would have been even more deeply impressed, but I'm just starting 1493, Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann. There is no way to summarize in a comment, but here is the interview that inspired me to do something I only do once or twice a year -- I bought the book.

The interview is just over half an hour, but I'm sure you will be impressed. Do take time to listen.

Michael Wade said...

Thanks, John. I'll check it out. I recall hearing a bit about it when the book first came out.