Since we are in the United States virtually, let us do what all explorers of that new continent did: let us go West… Robert Redford has a way of looking at history that is unique. Plus he tells the story of the outlaws and the soldiers, the cowboys and the ‘Injuns’, and how the West was won so brilliantly, you will remember growing up with all the Westerns you read as a teen (Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey, Oliver Strange). It’s all there for you to binge-watch … [Read more...] about In this lockdown, we’re writing our collective futures by understanding our past
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Nicholas Burns is a university professor, columnist, lecturer and a former American diplomat. Currently, Burns is the Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. The 64-year-old from New York is also the founder and director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair of the Project on the Middle East, and India and South Asia. … [Read more...] about Who is Nicholas Burns, the man Rahul Gandhi is interviewing next?
In a financial crisis, or a pandemic, or when tensions are high politically, there is no “going back” as a company. The only direction is forward, and in order to move forward effectively, you are going to need to look for opportunities to improve what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, and what new opportunities have presented themselves that might not have been previously available. … [Read more...] about 4 reasons why businesses should keep investing and growing during a downturn
A pretty damn good summer movie but also forever a joke Reviews at the time ended up on the upper register of “mixed,” with even the positive ones expressing shock. (“Moderately successful,” raved the Los Angeles Times. “Waterworld is a pretty damn good summer movie. There, I’ve said it,” Newsweek confessed.) Watching it now, divorced from the contextual circus of expectations, it’s an ambitious, high-octane romp loaded with impressive stunts involving flaming jet-skis. Every meticulously covered spent dollar is visible on the screen. Things get a little pompous and meandering at times, but overall: not so bad. … [Read more...] about 25 years ago, ‘Waterworld’ forever changed how we think about hits and flops
Its roots in the U.S. can be traced back to the New Deal’s Federal Housing Administration, which limited mortgage lending to middle-income, predominantly white suburbs. The problem grew worse in the 1980s and ’90s, when deregulation allowed banks to operate across state lines, leading to a decline in the number of community banks. National banks were less willing to lend in low-income neighborhoods. … [Read more...] about The pandemic makes it clear that the Postal Service should get back into the banking business