Ask Donald Trump a question about innovation

Now is your chance to ask Donald Trump any question you want - preferably about innovation or creativity, but if you want to know something about Melanie, hey, that's your business. Together with FORTUNE magazine, UPS is sponsoring a series of Q&As with cool business thinkers, and Donald Trump happens to be next on the list. In the current issue of FORTUNE, there's a featured Q&A with management guru Jim Collins, author of Built to Last and Good to Great, who answers some reader questions about entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation and business leadership.

Anyway, on the FORTUNE site, you can enter your question for The Donald within a brief online form or just send an e-mail to the editors of the magazine: "Fortune editors will take your questions to Donald

Trump and get you answers. Submit your questions below or e-mail them

directly to Then read what Trump has to say in the coming issue of Fortune."

ASIDE: Anyone else notice how Jim Collins is still perched atop the business bestseller lists with Good to Great? Now, he's thinking about extending his brand with a new book called Great to Good (about companies that fall from greatness and become merely good): "I haven't yet decided on my next book. I've got the two big research

questions in late stages: "great to good," which I'm writing up now,

and the turbulent-disruption research. One of those might become a book..." Next up, presumably, is something along the lines of Good to Not-So-Good.

Ideology drives us apart. Neuroscience can bring us back together.

A guide to making difficult conversations possible—and peaceful—in an increasingly polarized nation.

  • How can we reach out to people on the other side of the divide? Get to know the other person as a human being before you get to know them as a set of tribal political beliefs, says Sarah Ruger. Don't launch straight into the difficult topics—connect on a more basic level first.
  • To bond, use icebreakers backed by neuroscience and psychology: Share a meal, watch some comedy, see awe-inspiring art, go on a tough hike together—sharing tribulation helps break down some of the mental barriers we have between us. Then, get down to talking, putting your humanity before your ideology.
  • The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. The foundation supports interdisciplinary research to overcome intolerance, new models for peaceful interactions, and experiments that can heal fractured communities. For more information, visit

How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
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  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
  • The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
  • The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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