On The Desert Trail Of Tony Blair's Millions
Peter Oborne | Telegraph | 23 September 2011
Tony Blair has an interlocking web of jobs, and professional and commercial
interests. Among them, he works simultaneously for JP Morgan, his own
consultancy and as a Middle East envoy. Whatever happened to "conflict of
What Our Siblings Do To Us
Adam and Alison Gopnik | NYT | 23 September 2011
Cute idea: Get book on sibling effects reviewed by brother and sister.
Oldest siblings typically have three-point IQ advantage over younger ones.
But hard to make scientific findings, because family relations so rich and
Billion Dollar Brains
April Dembosky | FT | 23 September 2011
Inspiring feature on new wave of 20-something Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Grew up with the web, blogging and social networking. Detest hierarchies,
employ a trial-and-error leadership style and refuse to cede control to
Reinvention Of Night
Tim Blanning | TLS | 21 September 2011
Cultural and social history of that part of the day when some of us are
asleep, some of us are out having a good time, and a few of us are working.
We no longer, by and large, expect to fall foul of witches. Thank the
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Sean Parker: Agent Of Disruption
Steven Bertoni | Forbes | 21 September 2011
Enjoyable profile of Napster founder and Facebook president. He's "a human
accelerant, an idea catalyst who, when combined with the right people, has
fueled some of the most disruptive companies of the last two decades"
Could You Forgive The Man Who Shot You In The Face?
Michael Mooney | D Magazine | 22 September 2011
Not an easy thing to imagine. But Rais Bhuiyan could and did. This is the
story of his attempt to stay the execution of his would-be killer. Why? “I
want to see him. I want to talk to him. I want to see that he is a human
David Spiegelhalter on Statistics and Risk
Every statistic is the result of someone’s work, and we’d do well to ask
ourselves why it was created. That way, says the statistician, we have a
better chance of working out when dangers are being overstated and data
misused Read on
Palestine And The UN
The Palestinians are seeking enhanced status at the UN in a move aimed at
advancing their statehood ambitions. How will the process play out and what
are the implications for Palestinians, and for Israel? Read on to find out
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Book of the Day
Book of the Day
Le Temps des Boni by Denis Lalanne
Richard Beard says: “ This book embodies the romantic French approach to
rugby. They have a tenderness for rugby that comes out in this book"
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Netflix: The Animated Verson
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Quote of the Day
Lori Fena, on privacy:
"Internet: Nobody knows you’re a dog. Facebook: Everyone knows you’re a