Kevin Doyle Jones

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Kevin leads market formation and advisor and portfolio company engagement at Good Capital. He has extensive private investment experience as both a limited partner and as an angel in a range of technology and social enterprises. Kevin�s former positions include CEO of Net Market Makers, an $18 million revenue online community, research and events company, which was sold to Jupiter Media Metrix in 2000, having built Net Market Makers into the largest brand in business to business internet commerce. His previous six businesses all achieved market dominance before he left or sold them. One, the Mississippi Business Journal had failed five times and was losing money in the face of two better-funded and more powerful rivals when he and his wife took it over. Within three years both rivals were out of business and Kevin began extending his franchise into local television, syndicated radio, trade shows and conferences. Similarly, his legislative monitoring business, Statewatch, had three rivals when he purchased it in a distressed sale. Within three years two were out of business and he had bought out his remaining competitor. As a journalist, he has been a columnist for Forbes and Business 2.0 magazines. He has been on the boards of Social Enterprise Alliance, the association of non profit social enterprises, and Social Venture Partners International, a network of engaged philanthropy circles. Kevin also led a malaria project in Zwaziland and Mozambique, working with Jeff Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Finally, during his 20 year business career in Mississippi he was on the founding board of Parents for Public Schools, now a national organization of community-based chapters working to attract all members of the community to public schools Kevin can be reached at jones at goodcap dot net

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Location: san Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Social Capitalist, http://www.goodcap.net
Publications: Forbes, Business 2.0
Expertise: former owner and editor of newspapers, magazines, syndicated radio and TV shows and conferences
Affiliations: Social Enterprise Institute
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Topics: Business, Sci/Tech
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Web Page: www.xigi.net
Address: san Francisco, CA, 94110, US
Last Visit: Jan 25, 2011 - 1:32 PM PST
Last Edit: May 4, 2008 - 9:39 AM PDT

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
1.1

one tiny relevant fact; the poll bump. a nice bit of recent historical context. but not worth the time to link to it.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.4

obama gives the troops the fuel and ammunition they need to get to work. the speech worked.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.5

interesting reporting of the penumbra, the shadows and responses in the Chinese blogosphere, around a relatively simple event but set in a multicultural and political context

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.3

14,000 words, but a pretty good history of the internet by the people who built it.

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.6

This story is notable for the concise, conversational way it packages a relatively complex and nuanced story. And it seems accurate and insightful. but making the complex simple is something modern journalists have to wrestle with in new ways for a new audience.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
2.0

racism is unacknowledged and persistent. thomas sowell is acknowledged not as an expert on racism but as a relatively doctrinaire hoover center thinker, concerned about liberal media bias activist judges, etc. who is also black. all that said, the story is what it professes to be, an account of a talk by a researcher.

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NT Rating: 2.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.7

I love this story. most people don't realize the depth of their own prejudice. as a mississippian i know that better than most. we are the problem. it's not them. the difference between a mississippi racist and a california racist is that mississippi racists don't lie. i love the scientific verification of this kind of thing as it arises.

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NT Rating: 4.4 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.6

This is a point that is worth reading: "The world has shifted from anti-Americanism to post-Americanism."

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.9

i am thinking more about system risk than I have in a long time. this story points to why that issue, one that you don't really want to face head on, because it has no head, for one reason, is a subtext in lots of financial stories these days.. .

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.0

an op ed with a viewpoint that points out structural barriers industrial agriculture has built into our farm bill and ag laws and regulations.

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.4

glad to see newstrust getting some attention by some of the more established players in the citizen media space.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
2.0

there is a lot of merit in the reporting as well as unexamined bias in the way the numbers are interpreted. this is not a neutral topic and all voices have their own agenda.

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NT Rating: 2.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.0

it makes you wonder if the books were cooked

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.0

the realization of the need for a new approach by such a respected figure is pretty amazing.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.0

Edwards was the only candidate to use the word "poverty" in his stump speech. I hope Krugman is correct in his prediction that his ideas will continue to live on in the debate.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.7

Jon Stewart montage of coverage highlights with the copycat, inflamatory context by TV journalists around presidential candidate's remarks. Really well done for reversing the context; the candidates were not blowing up, but the stories are promoted like a wrestling match.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
2.3

amazing denial and CYA by the man who dismantled the Iraq army. the army units were not functional, but there were professionals and relationships that should have been used.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.7

"Privileged people never see the connection between their power and the powerlessness of others. " If you agree with this statement from the story, then this commentary will make some sense to you. if not, it will not.

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NT Rating: 3.5 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.5

typical caution from the economist, who were warning about deflation a couple of years ago; they flag macro risks well. and the article is worth reading. but their big picture forecasts are not as good as their reporting. they've successfully predicted 9 out of the last 5 major threats with their approach.

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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.7

an important story about an indigenous people not being heard or seen for who they are. the kind of story that makes you want to take action.

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NT Rating: 4.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
5.0

top rating on content. low rating on accessability, which is not actually a category i seein the newtrust rating system.

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NT Rating: 4.1 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.5

nice historical counterpoint. time to take stock of the right in light of older trends, says george will.

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NT Rating: 2.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.4

a good editorial, but not news. still important as a viewpoint. but just a viewpoint. tweaks the newstrust model a bit

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NT Rating: 3.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.5

An insider take on china's asian political moves vs. the u.s. commentary mixed with reportage, it raises large issues beyond mere partisanship but american short term attention and myopia.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.1

Interesting take on a general's purposeful injection of military goals into the political realm. Now everyone will have to react to this mention of a timetable by the man in charge of boots on the ground.

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.1

very interesting, links to other research

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NT Rating: 3.3 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.5

Pelosi's newness at internaional diplomacy is made clear in this story; saying Israel is ready to negotiate, when Israel quickly denied actual readiness, as is the fact that the whole trip had more to do with domestic than international diplomacy. but the larger point of a new approach to foreign policy was not made as clear as it could be. congress is stepping into the bush adminstration's potholes with a new boldness. that part was not really included in this story.

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NT Rating: 3.6 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.0
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NT Rating: 3.8 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.7

Tracks a refinement and maturation of a technology and business trend well, in a quick, Business Week kind of way. Long on tactics, useability, short on deeper analysis, but a good marker of progress in a field.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.1

I like the fact that it is a new source; clearly advocacy journalism, but the quotes are well referenced. It brings in a new viewpoint and shines a different light on an issue.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.4

Administration policy restricts officials from talking about embarassing subjects, like impact of global warming on ice, polar bears and other species

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
2.6

Wired has been excoriated throughout the blogosphere for the inherent conflict of interest; their parent company owns a lower profile competitor of digg. they should not have done this story without seeing if they could use the same manipulative techniques on reddit, their own competitor. bad bad bad.

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NT Rating: 3.9 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.0

Interesting way of using new technology and online communty to level the playing field with an existing entrenched political competitor.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.0

Startling scientific fact about a key indicator; why are millions of bees missing? A mystery with several alarming scenarios.

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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.3

Extensivel sourced, this story points to a troubling new regulatory policy favoring big pharma over health concerns

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
3.1

This story misses the key point; yes you can buy votes on Digg, but over time, the wisdom of crowds asserted itself and the stupid story for which he bought votes was buried. The writer completely misses the deeper point, I think. Bought votes on Digg lose value as the community applies its own value.

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NT Rating: 3.7 | See All NT Reviews »
Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.8

cory doctorow knows this issue inside and out. his criticism of the technical and legal issues is pretty much flawless.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.0

The vice president's doubt that humans cause of global warming has not wavered despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.

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Kevin reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Kevin's Rating
4.2

this is the result of surveys; valid as far as it goes.

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