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What Is Sony Now?
Bryan Gruley & Cliff Edwards | Businessweek | 17 November 2011
“I honestly and truly thought I was going to have a year to remember. And I
did, but in the wrong way,” confesses Sony CEO Stringer, of 2011.
Fascinating on what's gone wrong at the electronics giant, and whether
things can improve Comments
Nathan Heller | Slate | 16 November 2011
I'm working my way through Haruki Murakami's 1,000-page just-released novel,
IQ84. This is considered his "magnum opus". But the question remains: Is he
even a good writer? What is the secret to his success? Comments
The Invincible Mrs Thatcher
Charles Moore | Vanity Fair | 15 November 2011
Sympathetic biographer reassesses life and career of the Iron Lady. She
defined an era, never lost a national election (or war), divided the nation
like no other British prime minister. A partial account, but a good read
Salman Khan: The New Andrew Carnegie?
Annie Murphy Paul | Time | 16 November 2011
With college education costs going up 10x rate of inflation in past 40 years
(and 3x faster than healthcare costs) it's time we look for alternatives. Is
Salman Khan of Khan Academy the new Andrew Carnegie of higher education?
A Conspiracy Of Hogs: The McRib As Arbitrage
Willy Staley | The Awl | 8 November 2011
Why is the revolting McDonald's McRib periodically reintroduced, withdrawn
and reintroduced again? Does it have anything to do with fluctuating pork
prices? Are they playing a marketing trick on us? And what's it made of,
Fatima Hatun: A Renegade Woman
Eric Dursteler | Berfrois | 18 November 2011
Born Beatrice Michiel, a Christian. Abandoned Venice for Ottoman capital,
where she joined a harem, converted to Islam. Her epic story illuminates our
understanding of gender and religious identity in the early modern
Daniel Hamermesh on Economics is Fun
Yes, really! Have you ever been “sexiled”? Or used game theory, without
realising it, to get someone to do the dishes? The economics professor
explains how his discipline creeps into all kinds of unlikely areas Read
Months of anti-government protests; a brutal response by the authorities.
But what's really going on in Syria? It's all here Read on
@polit2k Oversimplification & financial crime (Felix Salmon edition) |
John Hempton t.co/q8k4NHqD #gfc2 #browsings @felixsalmon
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