- Misha Glenny Investigates Global Crime Networks
The author of McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld (Vintage), the truly excellent study of Globalized Crime that I reviewed last year, discusses how he became interested in the subject — and what he’s discovered along the way.
Tim Brown Urges Designers to Think Big
CEO of design firm IDEO and author of the new book Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, Brown says that “design thinking” has become focused upon creating fashionable objects, not solving big problems:
Oliver Sacks: What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds
I saw Oliver Sacks deliver a talk recently to promote Musicophilia; Even though I was acquainted with his personal graciousness and empathy as a long-time reader of his many wonderful books, it’s another thing entirely to watch him tell the stories of some of his patients. This TED lecture will give you the flavor:
Some cool urban spelunking here in NYC: