Newsletter 444


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Our Man In Kandahar
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qPXqyu

Matthieu Aikins | Atlantic | 25 September 2011

Admirable investigation into US-backed acting police chief of Kandahar
  province, Afghanistan – a warlord accused of involvement in abuse,
  corruption and criminality, not least the alleged murder in cold blood of
  those who cross him [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-man-kandahar

[7]Implementing Strategies In Extreme Negotiations
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pkoXzD

Jeff Weiss & Jonathan Hughes | HBR | 20 September 2011

"Power in extreme negotiations comes more from preparation than from how
  glib or agile you are at the negotiation table." Want to know how to bargain
  when the stakes are high and the pressure's on? Here's a great set of
  strategies [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/implementing-strategies-extreme-negotiations

[9]A Brief History Of The Brain
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/q925MS

David Robson | New Scientist | 26 September 2011

From single cell organisms to modern day man, "the overall picture is one of
  a virtuous cycle involving our diet, culture, technology, social
  relationships and genes." But why did our brains stop growing? And start to
  shrink? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brief-history-brain

[11]How A Rogue Trader Crashed UBS
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/n2cSgS

Emma Thomasson & Edward Taylor | Reuters | 26 September 2011

Good combination of colour, detail and authority in this reconstruction of a
  devastating few days for Swiss bank. And a lesson in what juicy titbits can
  be picked up by hanging around in lobbies of posh hotels [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-rogue-trader-crashed-ubs

[13]The Nets And NBA Economics
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pHc0c3

Malcolm Gladwell | Grantland | 26 September 2011

Economics of major-league basketball look pretty crazy if you just look at
  the profit and loss of the sports team. They lose big. But it's not about
  the sport. It's about property development, bragging rights, power, vanity
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nets-and-nba-economics

[15]Parents Of A Certain Age
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/q89XFD

Lisa Miller | New York | 25 September 2011

"Wasn't it hard enough at 30?" Well, maybe, but older parents aren't being
  put off. Overall US birth rates are falling, but among women over 45 they're
  rising sharply. Reporter meets some of those who've contributed to the trend
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/parents-certain-age

FiveBooks Interview

[17]William Fiennes on First-Person Narratives
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-fiennes-on-first-person-narratives

Writing  in  the  first  person  doesn’t  have to be inward-looking or
  egotistical,  says the author of The Snow Geese. He tells us about his
  favourite autobiographical works that use the first person to look out into
  the world [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/william-fiennes-on-first-person-narratives

Featured Topic

[19]REM Split Up
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

They started out as skinny college kids in Athens, Georgia and over 31 years
  together created some of the most inventive, satisfying music of our time.
  Enjoy our retrospective of words and sounds [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/rem-split

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k RT @[22]paulmasonnews: Blog: [23]t.co/Ce6awPZF "The Euro:
  Loose cannon on the deck of the world?" (License This! Edition) #[24]gfc2
  [25]#browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/paulmasonnews
      23. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15076896
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-uncle-napoleon-by-iraj-pezeshkzad

[28]My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkzad
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-uncle-napoleon-by-iraj-pezeshkzad

[29]Jasmin Darznik says: “The book is all about Iran making fun of itself
  for  its  own  kneejerk  reaction to blame anything that goes wrong on
  foreigners” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jasmin-darznik-on-modern-iran
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Trader's Analysis Shocks BBC Interviewer
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/traders-analysis-shocks-bbc-interviewer

'Governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world. And it
  doesn't care about this rescue package'
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Eric Schlossberg, on writing
    Links:
      33. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a4bce7e8-e32b-11e0-bb55-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1YzEujVy0

"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can
    think"

[34]More quotes
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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