Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson, chairman of EDventure Holdings, is an active investor in a variety of start-ups around the world. Her interests include information technology, health care, private aviation, and space travel.  

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Feb. 24 2013 7:00 AMIs it Crazy To Charge People To Send You Email?Maybe. But it sure would cut down on clutter.
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March 25 2012 7:22 AMCompetition Can Make Cities BetterImportant urban areas endure in a way that even nations do not, but we can still improve them. Here’s how.
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Oct. 7 2011 4:57 PM“Really … Crummy”Steve Jobs’ legendary attention to detail, and how it caused Apple’s success.
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Aug. 25 2011 2:02 PMInternet Name-CallingA new Web address system will confuse users and cost business, but Internet bureaucrats like it.
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May 19 2011 3:07 PMChange-Is-Hard.comThe Internet can help foment revolutions, but the hard work of democracy takes place mostly offline.
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March 23 2011 7:09 AMThe Groupon ParadoxHow its coupon business could eventually cripple the merchants that rely on it.
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Jan. 20 2011 5:18 PMEnter the DragonHow the Dragon, a new privately funded spacecraft, should revolutionize American space exploration.
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Nov. 25 2010 8:18 AMNot Everybody Can Be Bill GatesThe world doesn't need more entrepreneurs. It needs more people for entrepreneurs to hire.
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Nov. 25 2012 7:30 AM"Don’t Blame Me for Being Fat"We need to teach people to be healthier while ensuring their dignity.
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Nov. 18 2011 7:10 AMThe Real Job CreatorsAmerica should glorify entrepreneurs less and managers more.
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Sept. 20 2011 3:01 PMAttention Must Be PaidHow the Internet is changing how people listen.
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June 23 2011 8:12 AMGo Ahead, Share My DataHow companies can turn privacy from threat to opportunity by giving sensitive consumer data to customers.
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April 19 2011 2:17 PMBetter Software, Better EmployeesComputer simulations can help make workers and businesses more efficient.
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Feb. 28 2011 2:19 PMA Healthy Dose of InformationWhat the pharmaceutical industry can learn from the advertising world.
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Dec. 13 2010 12:19 PMAssange Is a Jerk. So What?Why it takes flawed characters like WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to make governments behave better.

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