woman leaning against a brick wall in a white jacket
woman leaning against a brick wall in a white jacket

I was looking over the stories on Times of Entrepreneurship that performed the best over the past year, in terms of traffic:

Here they are:

How Climate Innovators Are Bypassing The Power Grid

20 Great Places To Start A Business

A Mask Making Business Born of Friendship Offers A Pandemic Ray Of Light

The Hub: JP Morgan To Invest $2.5 Trillion In Climate Change

A Far-Sighted Foundation And a Private Equity Magnate Pour $200M Into Portland

They highlight what is different about Times of E – we write about people that are building solutions for today. It’s harder journalism, but it’s necessary.

They also highlight how connected and fluid the world has become. Where we chose to build is a matter of choice. But wherever you go, you can’t escape our global problems. I’m thinking about that a lot as the U.S. pushes hard to vaccinate people. We’re in a mad double race against misinformation and the virus’s ability to mutate beyond the reach of a vaccine booster. 

But refocus the lens: We can vaccinate every American citizen, and the virus could still be mutating is way toward world dominion in Africa, or South America, or Europe. In a global world, perhaps we should be more focused on sharing.

Besides, I’d like to see how fast American anti-vaxxers would line up if they heard all the remaining vaccine doses were being shipped overseas.

My cynicism tells me it’s time for a break. The Times of E newsletter is going on a two-week hiatus while I see my older daughter off to college at the University of South Carolina. My mind keeps coming back to one of my favorite Louisa May Alcott quotes, “Change will come as surely as the seasons and twice as quick. We make our peace with it as best we can.”

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A business journalist for 20 years, am the founder of Times of Entrepreneurship and the co-author of The New Builders.