Muhammad Yunus – hacker in economia

10 Gen

Muhammad Yunus

«Un giorno i nostri nipoti andranno nei musei per vedere cosa fosse la povertà»

(Muhammad Yunus, The Independent, (1996))

Muhammad Yunus (in lingua bengalese: Muhammod Iunus) (Chittagong, 28 giugno 1940), è un banchiere originario del Bangladesh e un economista. È ideatore e realizzatore del microcredito, ovvero di un sistema di piccoli prestiti destinati ad imprenditori troppo poveri per ottenere credito dai circuiti bancari tradizionali. Per i suoi sforzi in questo campo ha vinto il premio Nobel per la Pace 2006. Yunus è anche il fondatore della Grameen Bank, di cui è direttore dal 1983.

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Muhammad Yunus – Wikipedia


Moisés Naím – Economy hacker

24 Ago

Moisés Naím è un hacker economico perchè con il libro

Illecito. Come trafficanti, falsari e mafie internazionali stanno prendendo il controllo dell’economia globale

Edito da Mondadori

riesce a farci vedere oltre il nostro piccolo orticello nazionale

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Link al libro in italiano

Breve biografia in inglese tratta da wikipedia

Moisés Naím is the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine. He has written extensively on the political economy of international trade, multilateral organizations, U.S. foreign policy, and globalization‘s
unintended consequences. He is the author or editor of eight books,
numerous essays, and publications; and his opinion columns appear in
the Financial Times, El País, Newsweek, Corriere della Sera, and many other internationally recognized publications.

Dr. Naím served as Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry, and played a central role in the initial launching of major economic reforms in the early 1990s. Prior to his ministerial position, he was professor and dean at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), in Caracas. He was also the director of the projects on economic reforms and on Latin America at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Naím was also associated with the World Bank on two occasions, first as an executive director and later as a senior advisor to the president.

He is currently one of six members of Time magazine’s board of international economists and is also the Chairman of the Group of Fifty, an organization of the CEOs of Latin America’s largest corporations.

Dr. Naím holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Matt Mullenweg – web hacker

17 Ago

Iniziamo la nostra pubblicazione di storie di hacker partendo da colui che che ha inventato, assieme ad altri wordpress: Matt Mullenweg

Riportiamo l’articolo presente attualmente su wikipedia che lo riguarda…

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Matt Mullenweg

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Matthew Charles Mullenweg (b. January 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is a web developer living in San Francisco, California.

He is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog Photo Matt. After quitting his job at CNET, he has devoted the majority of his time to developing a number of open source projects and is a frequent speaker at conferences. In late 2005, he founded Automattic, the business behind and Akismet.



In June 2002 Matt started using b2/cafelog blogging software to complement the photos he was taking on a trip to Washington D.C. after participating in the National Fed Challenge competition. He contributed some minor code regarding typographic entities and cleaner permalinks.

In January 2003 several months after b2 had been disabled he wondered where to go with his blog and was contacted by Mike Little, together they started WordPress.

In March 2003 Matt co-founded the Global multimedia protocols group with Eric Meyer and Tantek Çelik. GMPG wrote the first of the Microformats. (GMPG History)

In April 2004 with fellow WordPress developer Dougal Campbell Matt launched Ping-O-Matic which is an update ping hub. Ping-O-Matic currently handles over 1 million pings a day.

In May 2004 chief WordPress competitor Movable Type announced a radical price change which drove thousands of users to seek alternate solutions. This is widely regarded as the tipping point for WordPress.

In October 2004 Matt was recruited by CNET to work on WordPress for them and help them with blogs and new media offerings. He moved to San Francisco from Houston, TX the following month.

In December 2004 Matt announced bbPress which he wrote from scratch in a few days over the holidays.

February 2005 Matt and the WordPress team released WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn”, which had over 900,000 downloads. The release introduced their theme system, moderation features, and a new front end and back end redesign.

During late March and early April 2005, Andrew Baio found at least 168,000 hidden articles on website, using technical known as cloaking. Matt admitted it and removed all hidden articles.

After a somewhat quiet year, in October 2005 Mullenweg announced he was leaving CNET to focus on WordPress and related activities full time.

Several days later, on October 25, Akismet is made public to the world. Akismet is a distributed effort to stop comment and trackback spam by using the collective input of everyone using the service.

In November 2005 Mullenweg’s project stopped being invite-only and opened up to the world.

In December 2005 Mullenweg announced Automattic, the company behind and Akismet. Automattic employed people who had contributed to the WordPress project, including lead developer Ryan Boren and WordPress MU creator Donncha O Caoimh. An Akismet licensing deal and WordPress bundling was announced with Yahoo! Small Business web hosting about the same time.

In January 2006 Matt recruited former Oddpost CEO and Yahoo! executive Toni Schneider to join Automattic as CEO, bringing the size of the company to 5.


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