Interesting Reading


Two interesting articles I happened across today.

One, at, Dan Shapiro, the former CEO of Ontela, talks about company culture, and how the phrase, to put it lightly, gets misused. It's worth a read.

The other one is in Foreign Policy magazine, where an Iranian activist shoots down the media's conventional wisdom that Twitter played a significant role in last year's post-election revolt. The takeaway sentence: "Western journalists who couldn't reach -- or didn't bother reaching? -- people on the ground in Iran simply scrolled through the English-language tweets posted with tag #iranelection. Through it all, no one seemed to wonder why people trying to coordinate protests in Iran would be writing in any language other than Farsi."

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