Big Picture: Paul Graham is a very strategic thinker. In his essay, “Keep Your Identity Small“, he compares religious and political arguments to most others. The key, he opines, is that you don’t have to be an expert to argue about either topic. In most other areas, one doesn’t usually participate in an discussion unless she has a minimum level of expertise. In religion and politics, anything goes. Paul advises us to keep our Identity small, so that we can be more tolerant of other’s positions.
Consulting: Ian Ayres talked about relational versus non-relational arrangements with large consulting companies. Pretty dull stuff, until Ian related these to Charlie Sheen‘s trial for using prostitutes and his quote “I don’t pay them for sex. I pay them to leave.”
Business: Time Magazine discusses how this recession compares with others regarding job losses. It is scary out there folks.
Art: Something about the economy must be helping the Lego folks. There was a creative look at New York via Lego. And then this story about an artist who uses Lego bricks in his creations. And the inauguration in Lego.