James A. Pearson

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Elon Musk: a Steve Jobs for the Next Revolution


One morning I woke up and read that Steve Jobs had died. My world lost a little magic that day.


Nairobi and the NSA

What the Westgate Mall Massacre Teaches Us About Privacy and Public Safety


Living in Uganda, Kenya’s neighbor to the west, the heinous…


Love in the Time of Atheism


A good friend just sent around this post about love from Marianne Williamson, (she who, rather than Nelson Mandela, said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are…


Rachel Goble Keeps Kids Out of Brothels


Earlier this year, in a small, green village in the hills of northern Thailand, a woman approached a 14-year-old girl and made her a simple offer…

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Consumption drives our global economy, and is driving our planet to destruction.

Because we’re really not too different, you and I.


Capturing Dad’s Life Stories


Next to me on my desk is a digital voice recorder, a pre-iPhone model that interfaces with exactly nothing these days. On that recorder are the stories of my dad…


Apple’s Third Act

At WWDC, Apple Showed They Can Do The Messy Work of Innovation, Even Without Steve


The Strange Immortality of Dmitry Itskov and His Avatars


Dmitry Itskov, a 32-year-old Russian multimillionaire, is working to create a perfect robotic replica of himself, an avatar…


Elon Musk: a Steve Jobs for the Next Revolution


One morning I woke up and read that Steve Jobs had died. My world lost a little magic that day.


The Obsolescence of Americana


It’s lust. That’s what I feel towards a good wood-handled axe. And when Best Made Co. launched their now famous ‘felling axes,’ with their signature painted…


What Are You For?

A Commencement Address


In a terse internal memo from Western Union in 1876, back when they were leaders in long distance communication, an unnamed…


If a Factory Falls in Bangladesh, Does It Make a Sound?


I remember hearing the story of a man who survived 9/11. He raced down the stairs of one of the towers and was in a mall in the…