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Robot democracy: how smart media can save America

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked…”

– Allen Ginsberg, 1955

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.”

– Jeffrey Hammerbacher, 2011

“We don’t care if you watch the show, we just want you to watch the commercials.”

– some VP on the A+E Networks trek, 2017

Nationalism isn’t a new idea. It’s back in vogue these days, but even the laziest of Google searches will tell you its roots stretch back, at the very least, to 19th century Europe. In the early 20th, President Woodrow Wilson became its most prominent American booster, advocating against 19th century imperialism and for the right of self-determination.…

A Few Thoughts on SXSW 2017

Through a B-School Student Lens, It Almost Writes Itself

Each year, thousands of people gather in Austin for one of the year’s highlight events for techie and creative types alike–and there’s no shortage of business insight for a Sternie to find in the shuffle. Here are a few points I couldn’t ignore:

SXSW was more of a logistic nightmare than it usually is.

In case Twitter hasn’t already made this apparent through one meme too many, people were panicking in Austin when they opened their Uber and Lyft apps to get around for SXSW. Austin voted to increase regulation on background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers in May 2016.…

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