The Tragedy of the Healthcare Data Commons

Once the system can discriminate on a multitude of data points, the commons collapses.

By John Battelle A theme of my writing over the past ten or so years has been the role of data in society. I tend to frame that role anthropologically: How have we adapted to this […]

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The Rise of Finance and The Fall of American Business

Companies don’t innovate when they can make more money from financialization

By John Battelle Every so often a book comes along that works its way into a majority of the interesting conversations you have with both friends and colleagues. Such is the case with Rana Foroohar’s Makers […]

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