Many authors hate to go on grinding book tours. But I've always found it a useful way to be a foreign correspondent in America and take the pulse of the country.
I love America. I think it's the best country in the world. But I also think we're not tending to our sauce.
Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world: The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life.
I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school.
Whatever you may be thinking when you apply for a job today, you can be sure the employer is asking this: Can this person add value every hour, every day - more than a worker in India, a robot or a computer? Can he or she help my company adapt by not only doing the job today but also reinventing the job for tomorrow?
Capitalism and political systems - like companies - must constantly evolve to stay vital.