COVID-19

A collection of 4 posts

Jun 11, 2020

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook as Shadow Government

Facebook is not (as far as we know) overtly malicious and evil. Rather their aggressive and ambitious pursuit of their self interest (and bottom line) blinds them to the impact they have on media and society.

May 25, 2020

We need narratives, not numbers

We need narratives, not numbers

One of the elements sorely missing from this current pandemic induced crisis are better stories. In our obsession with data, and our focus on numbers, we’re missing the larger role of narrative. Without narrative, we remain lost in the wilderness of confusion and chaos.

May 12, 2020

The need for better public health education

The need for better public health education

The missing link in this crisis is effective public health education. We ought to double down on our belief that the answer is earning the trust and consent of people, rather than demanding their obedience.

Apr 22, 2020

Resilience in the face of adversity

Resilience in the face of adversity

Move fast and break things? Is that not the pandemic strategy we’re now seeing in action? Of all the buzzwords from the pre-pandemic world, disruption may be one of the few that remains constant and demonstrates longevity. It remains a desirable ability, a force to understand, and a process to heed.