The line from the old Simon & Garfunkel song speaks to the speed with which information – including partial information and misinformation – travels these days.Tweets, youtube videos and blogs may keep us instantly in touch with the latest news, but they’re also passing around lies as truth. Very dangerous.
Canadian George Berthe appears to be a typical corporate success. At only 35 years old, he’s been the corporate secretary of the Makivik Corporation for more than 10 years, with responsibility for day-to-day operations. He is also the chairman of Air Inuit, a Makivik company. Like the indigenous Inuit people themselves, George Berthe is a hearty survivor. He was raised in a house with few luxuries and no running water. He learned English when he started school. And he was taught the values of his Inuit culture — primarily sharing and hard work — as well as the traditional survival skills of hunting and fishing in this rugged environment.
A major overhaul of our health care system. Financial regulation. Economic stimulus. The environment. Two wars. Lots of people say President Obama is trying to tackle too many problems at once. Some critics say he ignores the legacy of past presidents who maintained a more steady focus.