Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

The most thought-provoking declaration at the conference I attended last week on the future of capitalism came not from a chief executive, business school dean or management sage but from a newly minted “Gen Y” graduate with an entrepreneurial bent. Traditional education is flawed, according to Hongjun Wang from Singapore. “It isn’t a complete system,” he said. “We need to start taking personal responsibility [and ask ourselves]: ‘What are the ways I can complement and supplement my education?’”

John Gapper

David Carr’s column in the New York Times criticising Katharine Weymouth, the publisher of the Washington Post, for her handling of the venerable Watergate paper strikes me as a little off-target.

Carr, the NYT’s respected media columnist, focuses on how Ms Weymouth, niece of Don Graham, the former publisher of the family-controlled paper, provoked the departure of Marcus Brauchli as the Post’s executive editor. He suggests she lacks the gravitas and people-handling skills of Mr Graham:  Read more

The co-founder of PayPal and Tesla, and founder of SpaceX talks to the FT’s John Gapper and Daniel Garrahan about electric cars for the mass market and putting people on Mars, at the UK launch of his sports car.