Author Archives: Danny Choriki

Recommendation for “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek

Just spent an interesting hour listening to Simon Sinek about “why” matters. (He blogs at http://www.startwithwhy.com/.) It was a combination of existentialism and self-actualization. The basic concept is that most of us operate in the world of “what” or “how”, … Continue reading

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Shoes to replace shoes: the barefoot running movement

We have traveled an interesting technological circle in my adult life. When I started running in junior high school, we wore plain canvas shoes.  Like the Converse shoes that are now retro-hip.  By the mid to late 1970’s, a technology … Continue reading

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Snow days, climate change and second order effects

It is a snow day in New York City. Again. I am enjoying it but I did grow up in Montana. This one is a little closer to what I would call a snow day, i.e. a decent accumulation where … Continue reading

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Journalism in the digital age: A changed landscape

(Dateline Washington DC) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop on December 1-2, 2009 titled “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?” From a naive perspective, and indeed much of the public discussion on the issue has focused around … Continue reading

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A Lagniappe on Holiday Giving

(Dateline Online)  Paypal is using social network technology to promote nonprofits using viral marketing.  Very interesting.  Also interesting is the use of micropayments both on the Regift the Fruitcake site and at a handful of the nonprofits.  Technology driven change … Continue reading

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Life, Limits and You Are Here

(Dateline – Sol 3) One of my life changing moments was reading the book Limits to Growth (1972) when I was in high school. It wasn’t an “ah ha” moment like reading the Milgram experiments. It was, as later in life I learned … Continue reading

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Danny’s 2009 Giving Season List

(Dateline Sol 3.)  As Christmas shopping moves into full swing and with the anniversary of my birth coming up, the question of what to buy me for a present that would “wow me” came up earlier this week.  In a … Continue reading

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Annual Evergreen Sacrifice Begins in NYC

Dateline New York City.  Christmas preparations are underway on Broadway in New York City as the annual sacrificing of the evergreen trees ramps up.  An ancient pagan tradition going back millennia as part of the annual festivities designed to counter … Continue reading

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Post modern career daze

Participated in a career day at PS 278 this week. Nine days after being laid off. Was a little worried about talking about careers to children without having a job. But it worked out fine. Was talking last week about … Continue reading

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Conservative acid test

I have believed for some time that the left and the right operate under different epistemological and ethical guidelines. I just thought of another such example. What is the conservative equvalent of a “liberal acid test”? I could be wrong, … Continue reading

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