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Zack Rosebrugh

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Debate watch

AOC backs Bernie. First-term congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar plan to endorse Bernie Sanders for president, the Washington Post reports.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I can’t believe I’m saying this but this might actually provide more juice for AOC than for Bernie.

After a clash with Pelosi and some key staff departures, the Bronx congresswoman has had a quiet period. A recent NYT profile had some murmuring that she had been beaten down by the washington machine

I can’t believe I’m saying this but this might actually provide more juice for AOC than for Bernie.

After a clash with Pelosi and some key staff departures, the Bronx congresswoman has had a quiet period. A recent NYT profile had some murmuring that she had been beaten down by the washington machine already.

So This endorsement sort of represents her second coming and publicly re-aligns her with the far left wing of the party going into 2020. And it all has nothing to do with Trump.

AOC’s is a powerful endorsement that won’t convince Bernie’s critics he is electable. But it does show he’s cool. Bernie also has the support of the very vocal cardi b. Thus, he must surely be doing something right.

This isn't very surprising, but the endorsement was very well-timed. Sen. Sanders walked into the most recent Democratic debate with two handicaps:

01. His recent heart attack, which raised concerns about his electability.

02. He's been slipping in the polls to Sen. Warren.

The AOC endorsement all

This isn't very surprising, but the endorsement was very well-timed. Sen. Sanders walked into the most recent Democratic debate with two handicaps:

01. His recent heart attack, which raised concerns about his electability.

02. He's been slipping in the polls to Sen. Warren.

The AOC endorsement all but insured that at least some of the post-debate political energy/chatter would be devoted to him—even if Warren knocked-it-out-of-the-park.

It is an interesting union across generations. I struggle to relate to Bernie or AOC as a Gen Xer. Say what you will, but neither seems interested in uniting our country. Only balancing out the ultra conservative with the far left liberal. How about embracing our capitalist system with a focus on caring

It is an interesting union across generations. I struggle to relate to Bernie or AOC as a Gen Xer. Say what you will, but neither seems interested in uniting our country. Only balancing out the ultra conservative with the far left liberal. How about embracing our capitalist system with a focus on caring for others. They don’t have to be mutually exclusive goals.

Net positive

The mysterious sounds that defined the early days of the internet. Before we were always online, logging on to the internet was a journey through sound. Here’s what those sounds actually meant.

A series of mysterious bleeps and bloops defined the early days of the Internet

The dial up sound was the soundtrack to a very distinct period in my life, and I never thought about that until I saw a video of the reactions of kids who had never heard it. I found this piece deeply satisfying for a question I never knew I had.

My dad worked on satellites when I was a kid, so my house was an early adopter of many things—including dial-up. I’d constantly request my dad “make the computers talk”—I was obsessed with the sounds modems made! I didn’t realize till I read this article how spot-on my childhood simplification was.

Last-minute Brexit deal

There’s no uniform “European way of life” either. The remarks of the incoming European Commission president might be wishful thinking. Survey data shows a range of views across the continent—covering everything from welfare, immigrants, LGBT rights, and even democracy.

Even Europeans don’t agree on what the “European way of life” is

Collecting data for this piece led to some real surprises for me, including when I learned that 45% of Lithuanians disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement "Gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life as they wish." That seems to contradict the belief of the incoming EU Commission

Collecting data for this piece led to some real surprises for me, including when I learned that 45% of Lithuanians disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement "Gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life as they wish." That seems to contradict the belief of the incoming EU Commission that there is a "shared European way of life" to protect. If so, what is it?

What comes after the iPhone?

Can Apple do it again? The iPhone turned Apple from a successful computer company into the world’s most profitable consumer electronics operation. But as this Quartz member exclusive shows, its success could also spell Apple’s undoing.

Can Apple do it again?

Apple is at crossroads. It revolutionized the way we communicate with the iPhone nearly 13 years ago, but its longtime cash cow has started to waver. Apple has a host of new bets in the works, some that could also change the world as the iPhone did. But will any of them actually be able to do it?

Apple is currently a perfect example of a business case where a company which itself creates a high bar that it become de facto standard and is now at crossroads as it hasn't been able to repeat its same success.

Consumers are looking for beyond mobile phone for sure. Hence very interesting to watch

Apple is currently a perfect example of a business case where a company which itself creates a high bar that it become de facto standard and is now at crossroads as it hasn't been able to repeat its same success.

Consumers are looking for beyond mobile phone for sure. Hence very interesting to watch as to how they would turn it around by either building a full ecosystem of products/services or new revolutionary ideas.

I don't think apple will be able to come up with a product as influential as the Iphone was to its quarterly revenue. The focus should really be on the apple ecosystem (apple pay, music, tv...etc). This would mean selling the iphone at an even cheaper price to allow users to embrace apple services. This

I don't think apple will be able to come up with a product as influential as the Iphone was to its quarterly revenue. The focus should really be on the apple ecosystem (apple pay, music, tv...etc). This would mean selling the iphone at an even cheaper price to allow users to embrace apple services. This is the most sensible strategy in the near term while they work on the next big thing which may not be big after all.

I see hope that Apple will soon re-imagine the mobile device again. Consumers are craving a new way, simpler method of connecting and communicating. Stagnant iPhone growth shows that we’ve hit a wall of all the doo dads and new wrappers that simply boost the current experience. But I see a glimmer of

I see hope that Apple will soon re-imagine the mobile device again. Consumers are craving a new way, simpler method of connecting and communicating. Stagnant iPhone growth shows that we’ve hit a wall of all the doo dads and new wrappers that simply boost the current experience. But I see a glimmer of change with Apple’s introduction of screen time, grayscale, health monitoring, which potentially forecasts the company’s testing of a new experience that combats the addictive tech dependencies and negative impacts of its tentpole product. Holding out hope for a re-imagining as Apple approaches an anniversary year :)

India's surveillance state

Quartz at work

There are many paths to a dream career. Like studying salamanders in isolation, for example. The solitude of science helped podcast host Arielle Duhaime-Ross come to an important professional realization.

To find your dream career, try studying salamanders in isolation

This story resonates for me. Started my career as a Natural Resource scientist and manager. Mid-career pivot to leadership development coach. Turns out there are a lot of social skills one develops when promoting policy and management with multiple stakeholders.

Chinese technocracy

See you later, friends!

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Bullying has our children in its grip -- Here's how we can set them free (beyond being nice)

Bullying has our children in its grip -- Here's how we can set them free (beyond being nice)

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From Our Members

  • When I was in middle and high school, adults were comically ineffective at preventing bullying; no student took their efforts seriously. An anecdotal example: when I was 16 or so, a good friend of mine’s brother (two years below us) was being regularly harassed by a group of stereotypical ‘jock’ kids

    When I was in middle and high school, adults were comically ineffective at preventing bullying; no student took their efforts seriously. An anecdotal example: when I was 16 or so, a good friend of mine’s brother (two years below us) was being regularly harassed by a group of stereotypical ‘jock’ kids from one year below us. Eventually, my friend intervened, threatening words were exchanged, and the bullies backed off. Then the next day, my friend gets called to the principal because one of those kids claimed he called him a n——r (not true, and no mention of the provocation). Luckily I had a good reputation with the faculty and could corroborate my friend’s account of events, but the school never even acknowledged that his brother was being targeted (because what was reported to them was the accusation of the racial slur). The fear of the older brother was enough for those kids to stop or at least cut back, but had I not been there, the school very likely would have punished my friend for defending his brother, not the bullies. In that case, with the tacit support of the school, they likely would have continued (and things could have escalated to the physical).

    Trying to pass the problem off to the grown-ups, especially through a “system”, just doesn’t work. The most important thing is to teach your child the skills— emotional and, yes, sometimes physical— to protect themselves. “Turn the other cheek” is only rarely good enough. The second is for teachers and staff to treat every case uniquely, and to actually listen to the students without prejudice.

    “The impediments to freedom from bullying are many, and some are formidable, such as the burden of the ‘Niceness Doctrine’ which goes like this: ‘when I’m nice to you, you are obligated to be nice to me.’ It’s an especially attractive belief to church people, yet it can be deadly in the wrong application, like serial bullying.

    Bullies eat through the Niceness Doctrine like termites through punky wood. Instead, they respond to power greater than their own. And to consequences. That’s their two-part love language, and we need to speak it to them sooner rather than later.”

  • Walking with my cousin Kathy to school, at the age of 6 years, turned into a enormously valuable endeavor. Two very big boys ran across the street and ran straight for me where they began to beat the daylights out of me. They punched me, kicked me, and actually picked me up, and threw me against a brick

    Walking with my cousin Kathy to school, at the age of 6 years, turned into a enormously valuable endeavor. Two very big boys ran across the street and ran straight for me where they began to beat the daylights out of me. They punched me, kicked me, and actually picked me up, and threw me against a brick building. I thought they were going to kill me. Finally, at what seemed like an enormous span of time, they left me in a pile of blood and tears on the sidewalk. They never touched Kathy. She stood there staring at the whole scene with her hands over her mouth. We continued our walk to school. Our playground outside the school building had it’s share of bullies, however, I had made up my mind that I was not going to let anyone, ever again beat me again into submission. I didn’t have to wait long for my resolve to be tested. Approached by a name calling bully with his friends,I was silent. I stood and stared at the boy calling me all these foul names. Then the bully punched me. He made contact on my body. I then proceeded beat his so badly that he was forced to yell “I give up”. He received this beating in front of his friends. In the next five years this scenario was played out uncounted times. Step 1, I was bullied. Step 2, I never said a word. Step 3, the bully makes physical contact with me. Step 4, I then never stop beating him until he verbalizes that he lost. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to eliminate bullies. The change must come within you. There may come a time when the victim will lose. So get up and defend yourself. If you lose a fight to a bully, however, also give him a fight that he will never forget, he will never bother you again. This technique also works very well when you are over the age of 50.