Why is Italy poorer and underdeveloped than other European countries?

James AtkinsonResident and close observer of Italy since 2006” tries to tell us the reasons of this in a Quora thread →

As long as Italians continue to feel like subjects instead of citizens, the only thing on the menu is economic and political stagnation.

Is the cure, according to James … and I, born here more than forty years ago, have to nod and agree 😦

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Notes From An Emergency

And please regulate, regulate, regulate this industry, while you can.
Maciej Cegłowski

Nicola D’Agostino linked to me to the text version of Maciej Ceglowski talk given on May 10, 2017, at the re:publica conference in Berlin.

Worth every second the time you’ll need to read this … especially if, like me, you live in Europe, and then share it everywhere you can!

Type with Pride

On 31 March, 2017, Gilbert Baker the creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag sadly passed away. Mr. Baker was both an LGBTQ activist and artist, and was known for helping friends create banners for protests and marches. To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker.

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Death by Promotion (to Manager)

Death by Promotion (to Manager)

Most companies out there fail to recognize that becoming a manager isn’t a promotion but a career change. This is clearly represented in the new manager death spiral model

the manager is truly trying to do their best, but the lack of training and the old skills will set them up for these stumbling blocks.

It’s always a pleasure to read a post from Davide, who looks at things from uncommon viewpoints and make you double think each topic, making you to reconsider your opinion or deepening the subject!