What Was The Most Profound Change In 75 Years? A Son Asks His Father.

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About Ken Goldstein

Ken Goldstein most recently was Chairman & CEO of SHOP.COM. Previously he was Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Disney Online, and VP of Entertainment & Education for Broderbund Software. He currently advises start-ups and established companies on brands, creative talent, e-commerce, and digital media strategy. His first novel, This Is Rage, was recently published by The Story Plant. Ken is on the boards of Thrift Books LLC and Good Men Media, Inc.


  1. Tom Matlack says:

    Thanks for this inspiring and hopeful piece Ken.

  2. Helen Johnson says:

    That’s lovely.

  3. AnonymousDog says:

    Are we (the current generation) really less closed-minded than our ancestors, or are we just closed-minded about different thing?

    • Im afraid you might be right. One thing I’ve noticed over te last ten years is that people are more and more convinced that while their own views are complex and nuanced, those of their opponents are simple (“they hate our freedoms!” ” they hate _____ people!”)

  4. Hank Vandeburgh says:

    For my money (I’m 67,) it’s the globalization brought on by Nixon dropping the average tariff from about 14% to 3%. This is a disaster for America because it turns our country into the “headquarters commandant” for the world rich — in other words, rich finance type and mostly service workers, many of them at very low pay. We need to only import stuff we’re not able to make ourselves. Globalization is a way to outrun unions and labor laws. UNion membership has gone from nearly 50% to about 12%.

    This started to happen in about 1973.

  5. Ken,

    You will forever be grateful that you had that conversation and documented it in a blog post.

    I loved reading it.


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