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.

2 Comments:

At 1:34 PM, Blogger 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.

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/138924127/in-1493-columbus-shaped-a-world-to-be

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

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

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

Michael

 

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