Weekly newsletter 26


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Best of the Week

[5]California And Bust
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ngkC8u

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 29 September 2011

"The relationship between the people and their money in California is such
  that you can pluck almost any city at random and enter a crisis." Lewis asks
  Schwarzenegger why. Then visits officials on frontline of Golden State's
  crisis [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/california-and-bust

[7]A History Of Violence
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n1jpEH

Steven Pinker | Edge | 27 September 2011

Unmissable conversation with Steven Pinker in which he outlines causes and
  antecedents of the six major declines in violence throughout history. His
  thesis calls for "rehabilitation of a concept of modernity and progress"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/history-violence

[9]Amazon, The Company That Ate The World
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/odhuRo

Brad Stone | Businessweek | 28 September 2011

Who can stop the e-commerce juggernaut? With new Kindle offering, Amazon
  takes its place as the Walmart of device world, to Apple's Prada. Steve Jobs
  set the market for tablet computers alight. Now Bezos wants to pour petrol
  on it [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amazon-company-ate-world

[11]Our Man In Kandahar
    Links:
      11. 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 [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/our-man-kandahar

[13]Personal Best
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/rdC9XS

Atul Gawande | New Yorker | 26 September 2011

You'd be surprised if a successful singer or sportsman had no coach. Why not
  so for other professionals? Surgeon investigates: "I can’t say that every
  surgeon needs a coach to do his or her best work, but I’ve discovered that I
  do" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/personal-best

[15]The Hero No One Knew
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/ouiLSu

Jeff Pearlman | Sports Illustrated | 27 September 2011

Walter Payton retired in 1988 as the greatest running back in American
  football history. What happened next was by turns inspiring, chaotic and
  regrettable. And after all the laughing gas, guns and burgers, it was
  finally tragic [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hero-no-one-knew

[17]Implementing Strategies In Extreme Negotiations
    Links:
      17. 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 [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/implementing-strategies-extreme-negotiations

[19]Grabbing Dinner
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/p45K3A

Bill Heavey | Garden & Gun | 15 September 2011

"You got to remember – you're not petting that frog. You're not slapping
  that frog. You got to grab that frog." So begins a nighttime frogging
  expedition in Louisiana. And frog eyes are whiteish. "Don't grab anything
  with red eyes" [20]Comments
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grabbing-dinner

FiveBooks Interview

[21]Errol Morris on Photography and Reality
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

The acclaimed documentary filmmaker tells us about his fascination with
  images,  meaning  and  truth.  And how we’ve learned to think and read
  critically but still don’t see critically [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality

Featured Topic

[23]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

[25]@polit2k Sorry, but this trader's banking confession was no prank | The
  YesMen[26]t.co/awwaIkmf via@[27]guardian #[28]gfc2 #[29]browsings[30]More
  like this
    Links:
      25. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      26. http://t.co/awwaIkmf
      27. http://twitter.com/guardian
      28. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      29. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[31]Book of the Day
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-modern-yemen-by-paul-dresch

[32]A History of Modern Yemen by Paul Dresch
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/history-modern-yemen-by-paul-dresch

[33]Bernard  Haykel says: "What’s wonderful about Dresch is the way he
  focuses on a particular topic and imbues it with a world of meaning and
  complexity" [34]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bernard-haykel-on-yemen
      34. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[35]Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science
    Links:
      35. http://thebrowser.com/videos/ben-goldacre-battling-bad-science

Great TED talk. Rattles along. Captivating, funny and informative
  [36]More videos
    Links:
      36. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[37]Nicholas Thompson, on geometric progression
    Links:
      37. http://twitter.com/nxthompson/status/118774829364162560

"When you're 1% there, you're almost done. Just seven doublings away"

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

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