Why Techie Hipsters are Less than Zero

Last week I went to a Salesforce world tour event in Toronto. The presentations were persuasive and enjoyable. All the presenters were extremely likable. I expected to have fun, and I did. But suddenly, from out from the blue clear sky, a flurry of questions struck my central nervous system. Just like that, the inner constitutional architecture of my belief systems were shattered like 9/11.

If business innovation means spending the rest of my life paying more attention to screens, obsessing over apps, or having a better gaming experience, what will happen to my marriage? What kind of a foundation is that for maintaining a healthy family or community?

Goddesses of Greektown: Resetting the World

More than any other writer, it was Ayn Rand who brought me closer to Greece.   Her masterpieces The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged made me want to study Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle, and every thinker throughout the history of ideas.  Like Kazantzakis, she was a brilliant artist who continues to be misunderstood, and defamed by people who refuse to even read her.  She has been an inspiration to millions and there are many women who still love her work.  But none of them would call themselves feminists.  It makes me wonder what kind of a woman rushes to embrace feminism and what kind of a woman is reluctant to embrace it.  With women shattering glass ceilings throughout the public, corporate, and nonprofit world, one has to speculate whether feminism should be given the credit, or should Ayn Rand’s ghost take a bow? I bet she’s taking it with Kazantzakis.  Did I dare and put these two in the same paragraph?

My First Interview In Greek

Thank you to Katerina Ladopoulou of the Correspondents union of the Greek Oversees Press for my first interview in Greek.

Making the most of borrowed time

Making the most of borrowed time by Jamie Caruana General Manager of the BIS, on the occasion of the Bank’s General Annual Meeting in Basel on June 23, 2013

This is a very important speech to study.

George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders”

“Greece was only a preview of what is in store for us all.”

I encourage you to listen to this without prejudice.  It’s really good.

George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

Tapping the Power of Your Morning Routine by Jim Citrin

I found this useful.


A refreshing kind of madness

SWING AWAY – A romantic comedy set on the island of Crete, Greece

Food for Thought


Matina Stevis reports

The Economist-Wobbling Along

The Greek Far Right

Greece’s government: Up, but not out


Rolling Stones Magic:Thank you to Graham and Eleni Hughes for VIP tickets courtesy of Ron Wood.