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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Interview With Recorded Future on Cybersecurity

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

Remarks to The Reuters Society

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

Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

I was recently interviewed by Bluevoyant LLC, the cyber defense company I co-founded and chair, on my predictions for the post-COVID business world.  While it remains premature to proclaim the end of COVID, with novel vaccines now well on their way to market, I hazard the following.   This year, COVID-19 has disrupted businesses and global Read More

My 2016 Letter to President-Elect Trump (revisited)

Almost four years ago I wrote a hopeful but quixotic post addressed to the president-elect calling on him to listen to his better angels (if any exist) and pivot from his divisive campaign rhetoric to a more mature, inclusive approach to governing.  Needless to say my words fell on not just deaf ears but a Read More

The Covid-19 Pandemic, Bank Runs and Public Trust

During a crisis such as the one in which we are experiencing with Covid-19, we learn (or perhaps rediscover) how much of our world functions on the basis of trust.  Individuals also reveal their best and worse selves, but I promise not to make this another blog post about President Pinocchio.   In his widely read Read More

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