Facebook has gotten too big for Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is not comfortable with the enormous influence he has over the world. During his apology tour this week for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Zuckerberg lent support to the idea of regulating Facebook and admitted he'd rather not be the person making content policy decisions for the world. But he pushed back on one thing: Facebook's immense power. Powered by SmartAsset.comSMARTASSET.COM When CNN's Laurie Segall asked if Facebook (FB) had become "too powerful," Zuckerberg responded: "I don't think so." "The reason why we've succeeded as a company is because we serve people and give people power," Zuckerberg said. "The day that we stop doing that, we'll stop being a relevant company." Content by BreguetThe horologist who was admired by Louis XVIIIA.-L. Breguet consistently demonstrated his exceptional mastery of time measurement. Zuckerberg argued that history shows any list of "the biggest [compani…

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THE FOUR by Scott Galloway

A Review By Marc Primo Pulisci, PART I

THE FOUR is a New York Times' bestseller by Scott Galloway that takes an insightful look into four of the 21st Century's largest tech companies.  Galloway looks at the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, and seeks to demystify four of the most influential businesses of our time. Each of which is a serious contender to become the first trillion dollar company. If you're interested in discovering the psychological strategies that these companies used to achieve unprecedented success, it's well worth reading THE FOUR.
From 2013 to 2017, the combined market capitalization of these four companies amounted to $1.4 trillion equaling Russia’s GDP. This illustrates the socio-economic power of the four horses.
Galloway provides an analysis of the four-horse race between Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple to become the first trillion dollar firm. He first praises how each of these corporati…

Observations by Marc Primo Pulisci about TED Talk by Chris J. Anderson

An effective speech can change our world. TED brings us together with inspirational talks from scientists, inventors, opinion leaders, artists, and authors. How are these speeches prepared and why are they being watched?
Anderson’s guide has garnered endorsements from an impressive list of intellectuals, including Steven Pinker, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Adam Grant.
“The TED Talk has reinvented the art of rhetoric for the 21st century. Goodbye to windy academese, scientific gobbledygook, pompous moralizing, powerpoint chloroform – we now know that “ideas worth spreading” can indeed be spread far and wide, and with clarity and panache. Behind this revolution lies Chris Anderson, who had a vision that powerful ideas can improve the world and has developed a coherent philosophy and a set of guidelines for compelling communication. This book may restore rhetoric to its time-honored place as one of the essential skills of an educated citizen.”

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, …

Killers of the Flower Moon

How a Native American tribe became the richest people per capita in the world and why they died because of that.
The following is a review of “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann by Marc Primo Pulisci.
In David Grann’s (“The lost city of Z”) new book the author dramatizes a series of events which occurred in Oklahoma at the turn of the century when Osage Indians endured a “Reign of Terror” because of the land the U.S. government exiled them to.  Osage Indians were first discovered by French explorers in the 17th century in Missouri. In 1804, president Thomas Jefferson purchased this territory from the French and the Osages had to move from their native land. They ended up in Kansas but were soon moved from there by white settlers.  As David Grann recalls in his new best-selling history book “Killers of the Flower Moon and The Birth of the FBI”, the Osages had to look for a new land.  In the 1870s they found it in hilly Oklahoma, a barren land unsuited for cultivation and bought…

Astrophysics For People in A Hurry

The following is a review of “Astrophysics For People In A Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson by Marc Primo Pulisci “Astrophysics For People In A Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson is a book that explores the nature of space and time. The author explains the nature of the cosmos using simple language that can be understood by any reader. This is why book reviewers consider Tyson a very successful writer. Every chapter in the book deals with one basic topic, for example, how the elements were formed and distributed, the origins of the cosmos, dark matter, the electromagnetic spectrum, and dark energy among others.

One of the captivating chapters in the book is chapter 11 titled “Exoplanets”. The chapter starts by explaining features of the Earth that are visible far away from the planet. For instance, the features an individual is likely to see from an airplane, or from the moon. The author then proceeds to discuss the type of things an alien civilization observing the earth using a technology sim…

Forty years of the internet: how the world changed for ever

Towards the end of the summer of 1969 – a few weeks after the moon landings, a few days after Woodstock, and a month before the first broadcast of Monty Python's Flying Circus – a large grey metal box was delivered to the office of Leonard Kleinrock, a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. It was the same size and shape as a household refrigerator, and outwardly, at least, it had about as much charm. But Kleinrock was thrilled: a photograph from the time shows him standing beside it, in requisite late-60s brown tie and brown trousers, beaming like a proud father.