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DESIGN AND VENTURE .ORG

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Anil Dash richly combines the perspectives of the Hill, the Valley, and the Hood in ways that few people in the world can combine into a rich signal in the noise. Anil immediately understood my work...

Uberification of the US Service Economy

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Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category...

Why We’re in a New Gilded Age by Paul Krugman

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Thomas Piketty isn’t a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.

Madonna earns the wrath of Joyce Banda - full statement

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It's worth reading the excoriating 11-point press release from the Malawi president to its would-be saviour in full, says Elliot Ross

Uber to Test Courier Service in New York City

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51 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Uber isn't just for rides anymore, at least if you live in New York.

Glaxo And Unilever Take Note: How General Electric And Coca-Cola Are Winning In Africa

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Once more, a major business figure is predicting an African century. This time the continent's optimist is Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs group Glaxo SmithKline. His company is to plough £130m over five years into its factories in Kenya and Nigeria and build up to five ...

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at Columbia University on Monday.

Smart Car tipping: The history of a prank trend

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
San Franciscans woke up Monday morning to find four Smart Cars tipped over in separate neighborhoods, sparking the question of whether this is a coordinated campaign against the ultra-compact vehic...

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

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In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

Tow Tea: Allison Schrager and Malcolm Harris Tickets, New York

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Join a Q&A on data journalism with writer and economist Allison Schrager and Malcolm Harris.Tea and cookies will be served. Space is limited. RSVP here.Allison Schrager is a writer and economist. She worked in finance where she designed investment strategies for the average person. She has written for ...

‘It’s not about the cameras, it’s about how you see the world’ — and 49 other tips and inspirations from the BU narrative conference – Nieman Storyboard

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Fifty takeouts from some of the speakers at last weekend’s Boston University conference on narrative, culled from the Twitter feeds of Lauren Alexander, Allet

Ökat ryskt spionage i Sverige

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Ukrainakrisen har medfört att Ryssland har ökat sin underrättelseverksamhet i Sverige, enligt Säpo. Tydligaste tecknet på en upptrappning är de simulerade flygangreppen mot svenska mål.

The Value of a Sherpa Life

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The deadliest single day in the history of Everest claimed 16 Sherpas lives in an instant. And, yes, there is something that needs to be done about it.

Foreign aid reaches record high

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Official development assistance grew by 6.1% to $134.8bn in 2013, after a two-year slump triggered by global austerity

Putin's Attack On East Ukraine Began Today: What This Means For Europe And The US

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Ukraine and the West will be confronted with this tragic fait accomplis in the next couple of weeks. It will be too late for the West to do anything other than to babble about enhanced sanctions and warn of further isolation of Russia. The transitional government of Ukraine ...

Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

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A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.

Recognizing “The Economist” – Originators of Using Live Trivia as a Brand Engagement Tactic

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This week, it was announced that TrivWorks would have the privilege of partnering with Gothamist, NYC’s most popular local blog, to help produce their first-ever Gothamist trivia night. As the founder of a professional trivia event production company specializing in trivia team building and brand engagement events in ...

Revealed: The World's Most & Least Advanced Countries

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UNTIL recently, the popular way to compare the progress of one country relative to another was to use the size of their economies. America had the biggest GDP (and almost the biggest per capita GDP),

Brizio Biondi-Morra at Skoll World Forum discussing social progress

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The Truth About Equal Pay

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Wendy Davis and the Democrats are on the attack about the Lilly Ledbetter Act, but would the bill have addressed the problem?

David Moyes was openly sneered and sniggered at by Manchester United stars

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IAN LADYMAN: As if immediate memories of a 2-0 defeat by Olympiacos were not enough to darken the mood on the flight home from Athens in February, the sight of David Moyes’s reading material was enough to prompt further shaking of heads.

10 Leadership Lessons From Manchester United's Hiring And Firing Of David Moyes

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1) Don’t change the two most important people in the organisation at the same time Sir Alex Ferguson had been manager of Manchester United for 27 years and David Gill had racked up a decade as chief executive when the duo stepped down last summer. For manager and ...

Why it makes sense for Larry Page to donate his billions to Elon Musk

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Better a small chance of creating a permanent and positive change to the way the world works, than a much larger chance of making a much more limited intervention.

Let's allow young scientists to try it their way

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by Kathi E. HannaIn fall 2013, we interviewed a dozen leaders in academic medical research to gather their perspectives on a variety of issues, including educating and training the workforce of the future, particularly translational scientists. We wanted to know if there is a more proactive and strategic ...

The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

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When it comes to explaining Russia's Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Audio)

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Download "We Are One" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WeAreOne?Iqid=yt Featured on One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup(tm) Album. Pre-Order ...

Beard trend is 'guided by evolution'

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The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Napster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup

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Big tech-industry players want to help get out the vote and are pouring millions into a new startup to boost American civic engagement. The company, called Brigade, is designed to combat a lack of political engagement and interest in all levels of government across America — although the ...