I visited Google’s campus in Mountain View, CA, earlier this week and was once again astonished at their ability to reinvent themselves and rethink the questions that matter most. The extraordinary diversity of issues Google is addressing and the talent they are harnessing redefines what it means to be relevant in today’s world.

Yes, almost everybody used public transportation or rode a bicycle. 98% wore t-shirts and yes, I was one of the 2% minority that wore a collared shirt. But this didn’t matter.

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They didn't take work home because there it was on the cloud waiting for them, wherever they might be. The energy in the air was palatable - as sharp as any college campus I've ever seen. And the combination of abstract, theoretical, practical and pragmatic gives real hope for the future of the global economy.

Their focus on consistently questioning and rethinking what matters most has been a real inspiration for me and many others. The issues they are identifying and the solutions they are bringing to bear would have been almost statistically impossible to contemplate a mere decade ago.

With that spirit in mind, in the next few weeks, you'll receive an invitation to join a webinar where we discuss live some of these observations and insights that we think are relevant to investors, business leaders, thinkers about things and forward looking politicians. If in the interim you have observations, suggestions or brilliant insights to share, email us at info@redbaginsight.com.

This week, we are writing about a topic that's on everyone's minds - what nature can teach us, dealing with surveillance and terrorism.

 

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Dealing with Surveillance and Terrorism: What Nature Can Teach Us

The risks of surveillance and the dangers of terrorist attacks have become part of the fabric of American society the past several years. A look into how elk and deer responded tothe reintroduction of grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park will provide some perspective into how terrorism has altered Americans’ behavior and whether recent revelations about the government’s response to terrorism are likely to provoke additional changes.

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