I will distribute free copies of Getting Things Done! We all want to save the world, but we are remarkably ineffective at it. We leave the car at home once a week, replace a few light bulbs and complain to our friends that the government should do something about AIDS. Perhaps we even donate a… Continue reading Solving Unproductivity
Last year, Richard Branson offered $25 million to the person who comes up with the best way of removing one billion tonnes of carbon per year from the atmosphere. I say, let’s be a bit more ambitious and offer $10 billion to the person who actually removes about 300 billion tons before 2013. In other… Continue reading X-Prize for carbon removal?
What’s with the precautionary principle? Lomborg discusses the Precautionary Principle in his book, but none of his critics seem to refer to this discussion. They seem to ignore it, because they do exactly what he warns about. Lomborg essentially argues that the Precautionary Principle is being abused by scientist to attract unjustified large amounts of… Continue reading Lomborg vs. Lomborg-errors & Co. (Part 3/3)
Debunking Cool It Critique My short answer to the critique on Cool It is that it is mostly right about the details, but completely wrong about the big picture. The most comprehensive resource of critique on the book can be found on http://www.lomborg-errors.dk/. Kåre Fog and others have spent many years creating an inventory of… Continue reading Lomborg vs. Lomborg-errors & Co. (Part 2/3)
After I discussed Lomborg’s latest book about climate change in my previous post, it came to my attention that there is a website dedicated to its flaws at http://www.lomborg-errors.dk/ . Initially I was very concerned because it indeed shows some very serious issues about the book and Lomborg’s methods in general. Upon closer inspection however,… Continue reading Lomborg vs. Lomborg-errors & Co. (Part 1/3)
Those following me on Twitter may have noticed that I am a little bit skeptic about Earth Hour – an initiative that asks everyone to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about global warming. It is a great thing when the whole world joins together for one hour to think about… Continue reading Earth Hour – On the bright side
Startup camp Last weekend I participated in the first edition of the Melbourne Startup Camp. What happens when you put twenty five people, who may or may not know each other, in a room, divide them into three teams and tell them to start a company within less than 48 hours? What if you also… Continue reading Startup Camp and the Cultural Divide between those who Have Money and those who Want It