Insider Baseball by Joan Didion | The New York... →
Billionaire Mark Cuban has some good ideas for... →
57 Resources for Entrepreneurs →
Excellent round up of blogs, books, and conferences. If you’re just getting your feet wet, this is a pretty good place to start your research.
Videogames and Warfare →
Devin Griffiths reflects on the use of First Person Shooters as training for military personnel. But the best part of the piece is a discussion combat drones. On the one hand, they protect our troops for harm; on the other they insulate their operators from the visceral connection with violence that may be the only way to keep warfare from degenerating into mere indiscriminate brutality.Students...
Have we reached "peak car"? Driving is down to... →
“Experts say our love affair with the automobile is ending, and that could change much more than how we get around – it presents both an opportunity and an imperative to rethink how we build cities, how governments budget and even the contours of the political landscape….” About time. There’s things about it that I’ll miss, though. Think about all the amazing shapes...
Steve Jobs - from Stephen Fry →
I hadn’t seen this piece until this morning. Thanks to John Gruber of Daring Fireball for reposting it.
Vaccination-averse families are a public health... →
Doctors are finding ways to cope with the dangerous public health consequences of vaccination-aversion. …At the clinical practice level, some doctors are taking a preemptive approach. Physicians Chris Harrison and Tom Tryon of the University of Missouri in Kansas City presented data from a survey of more than 900 pediatricians in nine states showing that 21 percent stopped accepting...
Infographic: The Economics Of Making Your House... →
Focus on the stuff that matters most →
Tim O’Reilly, publisher of O’Reilly Books, creator of Foo Camp, visionary, has become one of my greatest heroes. Here he writes about his reflections on his own illustrious career stimulated by the passing of Steve Jobs.
"The intuitive mind is a precious gift, the... →
Said Einstein. Iain McGilchrist says we honor the servant and have forgotten the gift. There’s a wonderful video about the divided brain linked on this post from the peerless Maria Popova. (Brian Pickings blog)
Imagine if "Jerseylicious" had a secret message... →
The show is: …part of Women’s World Banking’s “Safe Places to Save” initiative, is broadcasting at the same time as Banco ADOPEM is running a national campaign to encourage savings. …
So you want to be a... →
Well, nobody’s perfect.
Study: Two thirds of American moms are on Facebook →
That’s right: Two thirds! If they’re your demographic, why are you not there with your customers?
Republicans try to frame Elizabeth Warren as an... →
The Massachusetts Republican Party blasted Democrat Warren on Monday for saying that western Massachusetts is “not as landlocked as some other parts of the state” during an interview with the Gazette. She made the remark in response to a question about the potential for economic development in the region. “ Their oh so clever riposte is:Republicans have sought to paint Warren, a...
Animated Maps are a great way to present... →
A person a mile tall is a fluke, stock market... →
Great piece. How conventional economic models underestimate risk, why, and how to correct them. The main idea is that if you don’t assume that very unlikely events in markets are mere outliers and can be safely ignored, you can build more robust and safe regulatory structures to deal with them.
Something else Steve Jobs did really well... →
Steve Jobs focused on “delighting customers” rather than on “shareholder value”. Can we begin moving our business culture back in the direction of thinking more about creating value in the “real market” instead of playing to the “expectations market” of Wall Street? Apple’s performance and valuation certainly demonstrates that this is a good...
Why are people angry about the economy? →
Four historical charts show just how bad things are in the American economy and how much the economy has been manipulated in favor of the rich over the last thirty years or so. As the author points out, Importantly, the inequality that has developed in the economy over the past couple of decades is not just a moral issue. It’s a practical one. It is, as sociologists might say,...
"Tricks? I don't have any tricks. I just read my... →
Stan Lee in a video talking about how to create a story that’s a page turner. He imparts a lot of wisdom in a few minutes, and comes to the conclusion that there are no rules at the moment of creation, only intuition.