Newsletter 270


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[1]Why Leaders Don't Learn From Success
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ev92Ha

Francesca Gino & Gary Pisano | HBR | 30 March 2011

It's mostly fundamental attribution error. When people do well, it's partly
  due to chance and circumstance. But they think it's all down to their
  genius, and that they've got nothing left to learn. Setbacks catch them
  unprepared [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-leaders-dont-learn-success

[3]Why You Should Care About Cricket
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/hp7sCZ

Wright Thompson | ESPN | 28 March 2011

On Sachin Tendulkar and his place in Indian culture. "I see Sachin
  constructing a score, and I understand the planning, the years of
  experience, that lead a man to this field on this day. This is art, and I am
  lucky to see it" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-you-should-care-about-cricket

[5]In The Beginning Was The Sound
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eWJVFu

Anne Wroe | Intelligent Life | 30 March 2011

Beautifully written appreciation of the King James Bible. "Modern
  translations are more specific, doubtless more accurate, but always less
  melodious. This is language not for silent study but for reading and
  declaiming aloud" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beginning-was-sound

[7]New York Times Magazine, 100 Years Ago
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/h3pvGC

David Friedman | Slate | 30 March 2011

Favourite subjects included spiritualism, true crime, science, circuses.
  Thomas Edison interviewed in 1910: "I cannot believe in the immortality of
  the soul". Big story from March 1912: "French Savant Tells of Life on Venus,
  Mars" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-was-nyt-magazine-100-years-ago

[9]Shock Waves
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/ga6c85

Lee Smith | Tablet | 30 March 2011

For 40 years, Western leaders have been fixated on the Israel-Palestine
  conflict as a harbinger for regional peace. As revolutions spread throughout
  the Arab world, it seems pretty clear that Israel and Palestine is a local
  affair [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/shock-waves

[11]Texas-Sized Plan For Nuclear Waste
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/i56e5J

Josh Harkinson | Mother Jones | 29 March 2011

Harold Simmons is a litigious 79-year-old billionaire who made his money in
  garbage collection. Now he wants to open a giant radioactive waste dump in
  West Texas, bypassing federal nuclear regulators. What could possibly go
  wrong? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/texas-sized-plan-nuclear-waste

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Michael Palliser on Diplomacy
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-palliser-on-diplomacy

Veteran diplomat Michael Palliser discusses his friend Henry Kissinger’s
  diplomatic skills and says his experiences in post-war Germany made him a
  committed European

Featured Topic

[14]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles

Reader Recommendations

@[15]CorbinHiar Rock music idolizes stars who live fast and die young. How
  has  70-year-old  Bob  Dylan  managed  to stay on top? [16]ow.ly/4qegi
  [17]#browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/CorbinHiar
      16. http://ow.ly/4qegi
      17. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[18]Trilobites by H B Whittington
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/trilobites-by-h-b-whittington

[19]Richard Fortey says: "These were a very important group of extinct
  organisms that thrived for almost 300 million years."
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-fortey-on-palaeontology

Video of the Day

[20]Three Big Pigs
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/three-big-pigs

Arab awakening and Western response re-cast as fairy tale, with Angry Birds
  co-starring. By Egor Zhgun

Quote of the Day

[21]Claude Monet, on his art
    Links:
      21. http://hbr.org/2011/04/ethical-breakdowns/ar/1

"My life has been nothing but a failure, and all that's left for me to do
    is to destroy my paintings before I disappear"

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