New America Foundation Acquires Google CEO

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Well, sort of.
After nine years of exemplary leadership, Atlantic Monthly National Correspondent James Fallows is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of the New America Foundation — for which I previously served as Executive Vice President and am now Director of the New America Foundation/American Strategy Program.
The new Chairman of the Board — announced today — is Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Eric has also been on New America’s Board for years — and this is very cool news for our outfit (and in the big sense, for the world, the U.S. and you and me).
— Steve Clemons

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7 comments on “New America Foundation Acquires Google CEO

  1. wow gold says:

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  2. stagecoach says:

    Steve
    Thanks for your response. Glad to see that it was more a choice of the person and not the company (which I do admire – for now).
    stagecoach

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  3. Carol Gee says:

    This is good news for the Foundation to continue in the “heavyweight” tradition. I read one of the linked articles that talked about the Foundation’s emphasis on a powerful electronic element. I always assumed that TWN was completely sanctioned by your bosses, and that it provided some very useful benefits to the foundation itself. The capacity to preside, to blog, to support, to cheer-lead, etc. are all part of what keeps this think-tank out of the ivory-tower category. What I also know for sure is that there will still be hardback books in the offices, as well as the latest in laptops.

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  4. Carol Gee says:

    This is good news for the Foundation to continue in the “heavyweight” tradition. I read one of the linked articles that talked about the Foundation’s emphasis on a powerful electronic element. I always assumed that TWN was completely sanctioned by your bosses, and that it provided some very useful benefits to the foundation itself. The capacity to preside, to blog, to support, to cheer-lead, etc. are all part of what keeps this think-tank out of the ivory-tower category. What I also know for sure is that there will still be hardback books in the offices, as well as the latest in laptops.

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  5. Steve Clemons says:

    stagecoach — it’s my self-indulgent notion that the New America Foundation continuing to chug along in ways that make a difference is universally good. just a simple overstatement of mine — but one i feel comfortable with. eric schmidt has been a friend and on our board a long time and pre-google. he was formerly at sun microsystems as CTO and then CEO of Novell. I would have been pleased to have him as our chairman of the board in either of those capacities and am not gaga about google per se. but i am a big fan of eric schmidt.
    best, steve

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  6. stagecoach says:

    Steve
    So why is it good that the CEO of one of the largest companies in the world is the Chairman?
    I can see why everyone gets giddy whenever anyone associated with google does anything.
    Google will, rightly or wrongly, be in the middle of significant political storms both domestic and global. I find it hard to believe that you want a corporate bias in the Chairman’s position.
    On the Board absolutely no problem. Chairman, in my mind is something different.
    Why am I wrong?
    Stagecoach

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