There is a colloquial English expression that if you “pay peanuts you get monkeys.” While In the United States it is more common to imagine that monkeys prefer bananas, the meaning is not lost over the Atlantic. Namely, you get what you pay for. I was reminded of this aphorism this past week in Singapore Read More
Hi. This is my personal blog. I started it while Chief Executive of Reuters for the reasons I describe in the post "More Recursive Loops -- A Blog on Blogging." I found that I enjoyed writing on my own schedule and continued the practice during the last few years as CEO of Thomson Reuters.
Now that I have stepped down as Chief Executive of Thomson Reuters, there should be less confusion as to the purpose of these writings. For my part, I shall feel less constrained than while associated with the company to comment on items which Reuters journalists may be writing about or which might not live up to the requirements of independence and freedom from political affiliation imposed by the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
I'm going to continue to write about what interests me, such as the transition from analog to digital across various media, as well as wider issues in technology, economics and politics. I will also continue to write about the small delights and ironies in every day life such as marriage to an independently-minded Finn for over a quarter century and the joys of bringing up our two kids.
Above all my aim is to engage in an electronic dialog with whomever wants to comment on a post or otherwise share their views. The views I express are totally my own and do not represent the position of any organization with which I may be affiliated.
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I have not posted in many months to this blog that I have been writing for over 15 years. This is for two reasons: First, I have been busy helping to grow two start-ups and a venture fund among other pursuits; and second, I have felt less of a need to add my voice to Read More
Tax reform is very much in the air these days. Proposals to fund President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan and related reconciliation bill for “soft” projects include the adoption of a first-time wealth tax on billionaires, elimination of the step-up in basis upon death, and a proposed minimum corporate tax levy. I believe there is Read More
I sat down recently with The Record, the excellent publication of threat intelligence provider Recorded Future, to share the story of how I became interested and involved in cybersecurity and why I co-founded Bluevoyant LLC with Jim Rosenthal. The full interview can be found at The Record When Tom Glocer was serving as a top executive at Read More
This week I had the pleasure of giving a talk to The Reuters Society — an alumni club of sorts for my favorite news organization. As I explain in these remarks my loud opposition to Donald Trump in my post Reuters years would have been inconsistent with the values of Reuters Editorial that I adopted Read More
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