Alibaba’s Jack Ma is taking on Silicon Valley
Narrative ■ The short shadow of Alibaba’s Jack Ma, whom you may not yet recognize as head of China’s most famous company, is now being apparent over the U.S.’s Silicon Valley, which he hopes to take on in the battle for technological dominance.
Judge says he’s part of gravest injustice in America
Narrative ■ A judge whose efforts to match the appropriate justice to the crime is nevertheless denied exercising his own better judgments by the grave injustices he feels he must impose because of the mandatory sentences placed into law by the political system.
Generation Z: Apps & brands they can’t live without
Narrative ■ The new Generation Z, which we have reported as next in line after Millennials (formerly Generation Y), has already given indications of the kinds of apps, brands and other influences which will guide its primacy.
New Lloyd, same Goldman
Narrative ■ The longtime (12 years) chief executive of the Goldman Sachs Group, Lloyd Blankfein, is a new devotee of the social media world, after taking on a Twitter account of his own and perhaps a new antagonist in Donald Trump, who dominates that medium. He knows that it’s important for a major bank to be understood, and he’s ready to take up a new technology to do so.
111 N.F.L. brains, all but one had C.T.E.
Narrative ■ We don’t spend much time in the arena of sports medicine but feel everyone should know about this study that shows 110 of 111 brains of former NFL athletes showed they had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. — presumably as a result of repeated blows to the head. Helmets may not be enough.
Where Trump is seen as saviour
Narrative ■ Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority-white population in the U.S. The area overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump and locals believe new jobs will now come — but will that be enough to turn around decades of economic distress?
Donald Trump’s border wall: A “progress” report
Narrative ■ For those who still remember President Trump’s vow to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, here’s a progress report.
The secret weapon Democrats don’t know how to use
Narrative ■ Cheri Bustos, whose success as a campaigner against the odds have yet to be emulated by her Democratic colleagues, could well know the secret they have yet to learn.