Natural Crowd Behavior

Starling Team
Alison Gopnik

Our brains seem built to forge a flock.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/humans-naturally-follow-crowd-behavior-1410543908

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Alibaba

Starling Team
Andrew Browne

Alibaba came up with “the architecture of trust which allowed e-commerce to thrive in China.”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/behind-alibaba-ipo-innovation-chinese-style-1410850438?KEYWORDS=andrew+browne

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Tech Companies and Privacy

Starling Team
Richard Waters

VC Jim Breyer: “The US government and [tech] companies will have to step up significantly if they want to regain the world’s trust.”

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b9ab8ec2-3c09-11e4-a6ce-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3G39Cetn6

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Tech Distrust

Starling Team
Lisa Fleisher

Peter Thiel argues that America and Europe share “a deep, deep, distrust, dislike of technology in all forms.” Do you agree?

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/09/29/peter-thiel-talks-to-digits-part-2-the-world-hates-tech/?KEYWORDS=peter+thiel

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Tech Brands

Starling Team
Ariel Schwartz

Why do consumers place greatest faith in tech companies? (And Disney) 1. Communicate compelling purpose. 2. Live it out consistently.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032810/the-brands-with-the-best-global-reputations-are-the-ones-that-make-our-gadgets#3

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