I was in New York on Friday to present some provisional ideas about what I've called the "mentor state" to the Personal Democracy Forum's yearly confab. My thanks to Micah Sifry for inviting me and teaching us all about how networks are changing the makings of democracy. My remarks are viewable here. I was particularly encouraged by the various ways they rhymed with those of Aneesh Chopra, the remarkable Chief Technology Officer of the Obama White House, viewable here. My post-presentation interview with Justmeans, summarizing the main point, can be viewed here. And if you missed it, the Inc. Magazine cover story on electric cars and the networks they are nested in can be read here.