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Cory Booker calls for tech-empowered open democracy

People Who Inspire The World's Most Innovative Billionaire

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Elon Musk is arguably the most innovative man in technology, or even the world. He's the founder of electric car company Tesla Motors, he's chairman of Solar City, and he created NASA rival SpaceX. Who inspires the man who inspires everyone else? Today at a big tech conference, South by...
People Who Inspire The World's Most Innovative Billionaire

Fun Friday: Quotes

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I love quotes. Back in the early days of Twitter, we used to tweet a quote of the day. And I tumbl a lot of quotes I find on the web. So when Max Yoder suggested to me a week or so ago that we do a fun friday on...
Fun Friday: Quotes
Amazon.com maintains solid rep as 16-year-old startup, increasing revenue and decreasing profit yet again

Working from home: the five golden rules

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Yahoo's new boss has banned working from home. But, says one expert, homeworking can benefit both employees and employers - as long as you follow a few simple guidelinesYahoo's new boss, Marissa Mayer, has just ordered her employees back to the office, issuing an edict that will ban them from...
Working from home: the five golden rules

Winston Churchill's Complete Works Headed for E-Books

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RosettaBooks has struck a deal with Winston Churchill's estate allowing them to publish almost all of his writings and his speeches as e-books....
Winston Churchill's Complete Works Headed for E-Books

Become a public speaking pro: learning how to present the next great idea

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This is the third post in a series profiling Googlers who facilitate classes as part of our g2g program, in which Googlers teach, share and learn from each other. Regardless of role, level or location, g2g's community-based approach makes it possible for all Googlers to take advantage of a variety...
Become a public speaking pro: learning how to present the next great idea

We love your work… now show us your workings

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The validity of scientific research depends upon practitioners publishing their softwareScience, as Winston Churchill might have said, is the worst system for obtaining reliable knowledge – except for all the others. What makes it special is the mantra that's drummed into every young researcher: "take nobody's word for it". The...
We love your work… now show us your workings
Markets: Steve Jobs Primed Apple to Wow Wall Street

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

What The World's Most Iconic Photos Would Look Like If They Were Taken On Smartphones

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As a part of its new ad campaign, South Africa's The Cape Times photoshopped some of the most iconic photographs in the word as if the subjects themselves took a selfie on Instagram. Lowe Cape Town came up with the spots, which are supposed to show that The Cape Times...
What The World's Most Iconic Photos Would Look Like If They Were Taken On Smartphones

My short review on goodreads (5 stars) of Painting of a Pastime by Winston Churchill. http://bit.ly/cPIZjB

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My short review on goodreads (5 stars) of Painting of a Pastime by Winston Churchill. http://bit.ly/cPIZjB

Diamond jubilee – what they said

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From the terrifying prospect of Boris Johnson in Lycra to born-again republican sympathiser Jeremy Paxman"Her insight and her sharpness is extraordinary and I don't see any sign of her working less hard." – David Cameron, who had to move his jubilee party indoors as rain soaked Downing Street"It was thought...
Diamond jubilee – what they said

The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

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This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I find predictions, and the people who make them,...
The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

Marissa Mayer Says She Doesn't Believe In Burnout

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Google VP Marissa Mayer told a crowd in New York City last night that she doesn't believe in burnout. Even though as Google's 20th employee she was regularly pulling all-nighters and working 130-hour workweeks, she says she never got tired of it, reports Joseph Walker at WSJ's FINS. "People...
Marissa Mayer Says She Doesn't Believe In Burnout

The Free-To-Play Storm and the Freecore Gamer

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Editor’s Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. “All of them hope that the storm will pass before their...
The Free-To-Play Storm and the Freecore Gamer
So, What Didn't Enter The Public Domain This Week, That Should Have

Margaret Thatcher Hashtag Confuses Cher Fans

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On Monday morning, the world learned of the death of Margaret Thatcher, the first female British prime minister. A champion of free-market economics, she was arguably the country’s most important political figure since Winston Churchill. She died following a stroke at the age of 87. One of the first hashtags...
Margaret Thatcher Hashtag Confuses Cher Fans

History's first OMG directed at Winston Churchill?

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Turns out the oft-used abbreviation has its origins in a British Naval dialogue. [Read more]...
History's first OMG directed at Winston Churchill?

Winston Churchill archive made available online

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Nearly a million documents, including drafts of famous war speeches and cigar bills, have been digitisedNearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill's archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking...
Winston Churchill archive made available online

Churchill's Heirs Seek To Lose The Future By Charging Biographer To Quote His Words

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"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future." -- Winston Churchill We've talked in the past about how the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. and James Joyce have a long and unfortunate history of being ridiculous about letting anyone...
Churchill's Heirs Seek To Lose The Future By Charging Biographer To Quote His Words

Marissa Mayer Offers Five Tips For Young Women Entering Tech (GOOG)

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Last week, Google VP Marissa Mayer said that she didn't believe in burnout -- after all, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein spent long hours on the job and never suffered from burnout. Today in an interview with BuzzFeed, she offered five tips for young women -- or anybody else...
Marissa Mayer Offers Five Tips For Young Women Entering Tech (GOOG)

DailyDirt: Making Up Words

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The English language creates new words all the time and steals words from other languages to bulk up its vocabulary. Maybe it's not fair to other languages, but then the consequences are that English grammar is highly irregular and correct spellings sometimes require knowledge of the word origins. Here are...
DailyDirt: Making Up Words

English to English: bridging the US-UK cultural divide | Katie Rogers

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The Guardian's new Tumblr project English to English attempts to track and catologue our cultural similarities and differencesThe conclusion of Prince Harry's visit to the US is as good a time as any to point out that the mutual curiosity between British and American cultures is as intense as ever....
English to English: bridging the US-UK cultural divide | Katie Rogers

Some Thoughts On July 4th, 2012

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I woke up this morning thinking about patriotism, the american flag, and of course, this picture of JLM's office from the video you all made for me and the GothamGal on our anniversary. That's a lot of flags. I particularly like the large one hanging sideways. I am not overtly...
Some Thoughts On July 4th, 2012
The self-portraits historic figures would have captured with their smartphones

The new Elizabethan age: the arts, architecture, fashion and technology

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The reign of Queen Elizabeth II has seen an end to the old certainties of prewar Britain – but a surge of achievements to be proud ofThe arts: a golden age for British cultureBy Melissa DenesElizabeth II's coronation was the first to be televised. Winston Churchill advised against it, but...
The new Elizabethan age: the arts, architecture, fashion and technology

Mayan apocalypse: it's not just the religious who try to be prophets | Stephen Tomkins

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The glories of science have lured its believers into making bold predictions too - just look at Churchill's sermon from 1931Predicting the future is a mug's game, and we religious believers are of course mugs by definition, so it's no surprise that we insist on embarrassing ourselves that way. Friday's...
Mayan apocalypse: it's not just the religious who try to be prophets | Stephen Tomkins

David Cameron's perfect Spotify playlist

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The prime minister has revealed that he likes to 'chillax' using Spotify but what might he listen to? Here are our suggestionsBritain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole, liked brewing beer. Winston Churchill relaxed with an afternoon nap and a spot of painting. However, for pop-era prime ministers, music seems to...
David Cameron's perfect Spotify playlist
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