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Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

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File this under “better late than never.” Mark Twain spent his last decade writing his memoirs, producing some 5,000 unedited pages. However, he stipulated that they couldn’t be published for at least a century following his death. (Apropos see this very rare footage recorded by Thomas Edison showing Twain in his...
Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography
Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen recreate classic photo from 1981
If Pen Beats Sword, Camera Beats Pen

Help Michael Malice Write an Autobiography of Kim Jong-il

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The celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice is raising money on Kickstarter to publish an autobiography of Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator who died of a heart attack in December 2011. Mr. Malice never met or interviewed Mr. Kim, whom he calls “the ultimate celebrity ghost” in the Kickstarter video. The...
Help Michael Malice Write an Autobiography of Kim Jong-il

Hilary Devey: 'Politics is probably my next career move'

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The Dragons' Den star talks about sexism at work, being raped as a teenager and her political ambitionsYou've written your autobiography. Your life was pretty eventful from early on, wasn't it?It wasn't the usual childhood. My dad was very spontaneous: it was: "Come on kids, we're going on holiday." "No,...
Hilary Devey: 'Politics is probably my next career move'

The Google-funded Nelson Mandela archive goes live online

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The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive project might still a work-in-progress, but the multimedia archive has gone live today, and it seeks to document the life and times of the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. The project is the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which you...
The Google-funded Nelson Mandela archive goes live online

Introducing our new #PoliticalThesaurus | Harry J Enten

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To decode today's murky political discourse, it can be very handy to have a dictionary of synonyms. Or do I mean euphemisms?You know how people say one thing when they mean something else? My friends may call me "eccentric", but what they mean is they think I'm weird. Politicians and...
Introducing our new #PoliticalThesaurus | Harry J Enten

What's the best work advice you've ever received? | Open thread

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Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In gives advice to women, but it could also apply to men. What has helped with your career?Lean In, a sort of autobiography-cum-life guide for women by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, was published this week. But the conversation around the book has been going on for...
What's the best work advice you've ever received? | Open thread

BaronessElsa: an Autobiography on Twitter

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BaronessElsa: an Autobiography on Twitter

Filmmaker Using BitTorrent & TopSpin To Distribute Free Copies Of Older Movie To Promote New Skateboarding Documentary

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Skateboarder and filmmaker (often focusing his films on skateboarding) Stacy Peralta is releasing his latest skateboarding documentary, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, about the Bones Brigade skateboarding crew -- Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill and Tommy Guerrero -- which Peralta helped put together in the first place. Rather...
Filmmaker Using BitTorrent & TopSpin To Distribute Free Copies Of Older Movie To Promote New Skateboarding Documentary
Steve Wozniak: Windows Phone is more beautiful and intuitive than Android, it's 'no contest'

Mark Twain left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death-which is now! http://bit.ly/bmxSjQ

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Mark Twain left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death-which is now! http://bit.ly/bmxSjQ

The Onion's 'Diamond' Joe Biden hosts Reddit AMA, gets question from the real Vice President

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Reddit is putting on another “Ask me anything” event and this time it’s hosted by The Onion’s ‘Diamond’ Joe Biden. While it’s not out of the ordinary to hold an AMA, it’s probably unusual to have a parody host one and have the real individual ask a question. Today was...
The Onion's 'Diamond' Joe Biden hosts Reddit AMA, gets question from the real Vice President
Google Cultural Institute helps launch Nelson Mandela Digital Archive project

BIG TIME Kudos to @DUKEpress for forthcoming autobiography of jazz pianist Randy Weston "African Rhythms" - http://j.mp/dzVoOG

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BIG TIME Kudos to @DUKEpress for forthcoming autobiography of jazz pianist Randy Weston "African Rhythms" - http://j.mp/dzVoOG

Google's Number 3 Employee Quit Today (GOOG)

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Craig Silverstein, the first Google employee after Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is leaving to join Khan Academy, reports All Things D. Silverstein has had a variety of responsibilities at the company since it was founded in 1998, but his first was to actually help create the Google search...
Google's Number 3 Employee Quit Today (GOOG)

RT @MaxReddick "Pam Grier has a new autobiography coming out!: 'Foxy: My Life in Three Acts' http://amzn.to/bU4zak"

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RT @MaxReddick "Pam Grier has a new autobiography coming out!: 'Foxy: My Life in Three Acts' http://amzn.to/bU4zak"

Facebook VP Of Engineering Mike Schroepfer On Moving From Coding To Management [TCTV]

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As they get older, lots of software engineers dread the seemingly inevitable move from being a programmer to being a manager. After all, if your true passion is writing code, taking on the responsibilities of managing other people may be a bit more lucrative, but it will obviously take...
Facebook VP Of Engineering Mike Schroepfer On Moving From Coding To Management [TCTV]

Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review

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Robin Sloan's new iPhone app offers narratives that are designed to be read and rereadLast week, "media inventor" Robin Sloan released a very small application for the iPhone called Fish. It is, he writes, "about the difference between 'liking' something on the internet and 'loving' something on the internet".But it's...
Fish, the app that thinks it's a book – review

The I Don’t Work Well With Others Edition

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My worst trail, described by the awesome Kate Carruthers: I know I’m not alone though, @trib agreed, although he tweets so much I can’t find the shot. I can’t rule out working for others again, but the chances aren’t great. I’ve never been fired from a job, but I’ve had...
The I Don’t Work Well With Others Edition

Leading from Behind

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(Editor's note: This post is part of a six-week blog series on how leadership might look in the future. The conversations generated by these posts will help shape the agenda of a symposium on the topic in June 2010, hosted by HBS's Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, and Scott Snook.) For...
Leading from Behind
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