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Bill Petti launches new blog

Bill Petti of Duck of Minerva fame has just started a new blog- Bill Petti. He explains:

Since my grad school days I have been blogging on and off at The Duck of Minerva, under both my name and the pseudonym Randy Waterhouse. (Fans of Neal Stephenson will immediately recognize the reference). However, as I’ve moved away from academia my interests have shifted–or more accurately, broadened to include topics such as business, innovation, technology, and social media. The Duck is really a vehicle for commenting on global politics from an analytical and academic perspective. As such, it really isn’t the venue to talk about new technologies, abstract thoughts on innovation and creativity, or to offer musings on business and the economy.

So I’ve created this space with the hopes that friends, colleagues, and fellow travelers on the web will stop by and contribute to a conversation about these and other topics. I am not launching this site with the hopes of becoming a blogger of note. Instead, I am simply hoping to create a venue where engaged friends and colleagues can come together to share their insights on various topics. What can you expect to read?

  • Concept posts on the topics I’ve listed above
  • Links to interesting authors and topics with brief commentary
  • Book reviews, suggested sites, etc.

Additionally, I’ll likely cross-post any new commentary from The Duck and would certainly encourage those of you with an interest in global politics to check it out, especially the work of my colleagues.

As someone who is obsessed with information, creativity, and the production of knowledge I hope we can get some interesting conversations going.

Excellent! Best of wishes with the new blog!

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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