When City University of New York professor (and Digital Trends contributor) Douglas Rushkoff skimmed the Wall Street Journal a few years ago, he couldn’t help but mutter two words upon seeing Twitter CEO Evan Williams’ $4.3 billion company earnings: he’s screwed. Except he used more colorful words. Why the disdain for a company that just went public and now annually brings in around $2 billion?   read more »

Follow the Money Radio – Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

In this week’s broadcast, Christian economist Jerry Robinson discusses the limits of economic growth with popular media theorist and author, Professor Douglas Rushkoff. We also discuss his latest book, Throwing Rocks at Google: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.    read more »

Slate – Douglas Rushkoff’s Advice for the Next President

In the latest installment in a weekly series from Slate, 92Y, and New America, we hear from Rushkoff—a media theorist, critic, and author—as he offers his advice for the next U.S. president. Each Monday this election season, we’ll publish a short video in which a policy maker, writer, or thinker gives the next commander in chief their best ideas for how to handle the highest office in the land.   read more »

Jessica Ann Media – Douglas Rushkoff on the Future of Humanity

Welcome back to The Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 17, Jessica Ann talks with one of the world’s greatest thinkers: media theorist and futurist Douglas Rushkoff. We touch on his background, religion, technology, politics, social media, community and more.   read more »

Hemispheres Magazine – Rich Customer, Rich Company

Traditionally, companies get worried when a supplier, an employee, or even a customer starts doing too well. It means there’s some value that hasn’t been extracted. It means some money has been left on the table. Of course, in the traditional business world, the smart CEO considers the “ecosystem” within which his or her company operates, which is only an ecosystem if everyone is thriving. Squeeze your supplier or your employee too much, or drive your competitors on Main Street out of business, and the community you serve is a poorer one—unable to buy your products and educate your future workers. Rule of thumb: Don’t destroy the very marketplace on which your company depends.    read more »

Handelsblatt – The Silicon Valley Skeptic

The prize-winning American media theorist, in an interview with Handelsblatt, questions the basic assumptions of the Silicon Valley-driven digital economy, which he warns is more concerned about concentrating wealth than improving the world for humanity   read more »

Seeking Alpha – Why Growth As We Know It Is More Illusion Than Reality

One of the over-arching problems that we see afflicting this “non-recovery” is that in spite of the fact that the financial industry (capital) was responsible for the near-destruction of American capitalism, it is now once again in complete control of the economy. The financial industry is NOT about creating value; it is all about extracting […]   read more »

Medium – How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity and How To Fix It

In his new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, noted media theorist and author Douglas Rushkofftakes on the failure of the digital economy to make things better for more people. At the core of Rushkoff’s critique is what he calls the “obsolete economic operating system that emphasizes growth” and the abandonment of core values that occur once companies go public and succumb to short-term thinking.   read more »