…the sole European leader willing to stand up to a newly assertive Russia.
Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ms. Merkel has been the most consequential voice for punishing Russia. The next year, she welcomed a million refugees into Germany, and pushed the rest of Europe to do the same — thus, in the view of Russian ethno-nationalists, diluting European culture. And she still believes in a united, integrated European Union, a bastion of liberal values and, at least implicitly, a political and economic bulwark against Russia.
Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target, January 11, 2017 at 03:31PM
What Russia does today is very much the digital version of what we Germans, before 1989, termed “Zersetzung.”
… political equivalent of what happens when you pour acid on organic material: dissolution and disintegration.
Angela Merkel, Russia’s Next Target, January 11, 2017 at 03:32PM
Concern is growing among some high-ranking officials that ministers don’t understand or won’t admit the scale of the task they’re facing.
UK’s new ambassador to EU named – BBC News, January 5, 2017 at 12:16AM
Bureaucrats aren’t the only ones concerned. So are the remain voters, the media, the financial markets, and I.
Gunshot violence follows an epidemic-like process of social contagion that is transmitted through networks of people by social interactions…
Those who were exposed to gun violence through another person were, on average, shot about 125 days after the “infector,” according to the study.
You might be able to catch gun violence like a disease, study says, January 6, 2017 at 05:56PM
It is never universal. Good taste is tribal, not widespread.
It’s momentary. The definition changes over time.
And it’s aspirational. When we encounter good taste, it makes us feel as though we can and will be better.
Seth’s Blog: Good taste, January 7, 2017 at 04:14PM
The rule of thumb when it comes to fat protocol investing is this:
“The market cap of the protocol always grows faster than the combined value of the applications built on top”
Joel Monegro, in Bitcoin doesn’t care what Silicon Valley thinks, January 7, 2017 at 07:49PM
Most people think that VC is all about the initial portfolio construction, selecting the companies to invest in.
…the other half. That includes actively managing the portfolio (board work, adding value, etc), it includes allocating capital to the portfolio in follow-on rounds, and it includes working to get exits. And it is that second part that is the harder part to learn how to do.
Reserves – AVC, January 8, 2017 at 01:49PM