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?

The Greece Lightning Effect

Greek culture has sparked many  Black SwanHuckleberry Finns throughout human history. These are the outlier anomalies  that unsettle conventional wisdom.  Modern science, art, technology and the many renaissances would not exist without Greece.  The Flash Crash of May 6, 2010 is a great example of this.  After this day, no one could help but feel that the stock market was a rigged financial casino, and that the sanctity of our institutions is dangerously fragile.  The spirit of Prometheus has never been stronger.