The WashingNote had an interesting piece on 14 May referencing the use of the Web by the US Democrat party for election fundraising. Clearly in the last election the ability to raise small amounts of cash from lots of people put President Obama’s campaign way ahead. Seems they are at it again for the next election. But the question is – when does all of this become a bore and begin to backfire?
Books read recently
Richard Susskind: THE END OF LAWYERS? – Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services
Discussed future of legal profession – challenges from clients, opportunities/threats arising through development in technology
Misha Glenny: The Fall of Yugoslavia
Describes events in and around breakup of yugoslavia in 1991.
Richard Suskind: The Price of Loyalty
Deals with Paul O'Neill's two years as Treasury Secretary in George W Bush's first term as President. Understandably written from one perspective. Paul O'Neill not a happy camper.
Alice Shroeder: The Snowball
Warren Buffet and the Business of Life