Fantastic op-ed in today's New York TImes that talks about how the financial crisis may usher in an increased focus on bow people really make decisions. Less rational self-interest, more about perceptual bias and the influence of others.
I don't know how Noah has the time for all his little web ventures, but he's got a great new one called My First Tweet. It's a giant database of people's first tweets. If you're on twitter, go and add yours.
The second Age of Conversation book is released this Wednesday. You can buy it here.
There's over 200 great contributors and I've contributed a thing on the need to stop sending messages. As with the last book, a sizable portion of the price will go to the children's charity, Variety. We hope to raise over $15k. It's available as a downloadable e-book, as well as a limited hardcover and softcover.
In July I was lucky enough to be asked by PSFK to host a panel at their San Francisco conference on making inspiration matter. I was very fortunate to have a great panel - Josh Morenstein from fuseproject, Frank Striefler from TBWA's Media Arts Lab and Eric Corey Freed from organicARCHITECT. There's now video that you can watch here.
About a year ago I posted about Do The Green Thing, a fantastic site that makes it easier (and fun) to do small things to your behavior to help the environment. In their first year, 2.1 million people have helped save in excess of 3.4 million KGs of CO2. So something seems to be working.
They've just launched their newly designed site here, and very nice it is too with seven easy ideas for a greener life.