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“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”

Kurt Cobain.
10 hours ago
A Rant Against Maximization
I can’t imagine anything less interesting in business than maximizing shareholder value. Yet this is what public companies are pressured — if not legally…
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10 hours ago
Forget Stoicism: A leading philosopher explains why we shouldn’t try to control our emotions
On Friday, Donald Trump will become president of the United States. Many people do not want this to happen—but there’s nothing we can do to stop it. And so the…
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13 hours ago
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Log in Sign up Quartz @ qz A Cambridge philosopher explains what we should do to resist Donald Trump qz.com/887524 Forget Stoicism: A leading philosopher…
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21 hours ago
Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos meet "Ginger"
by Steve Kemper Steve Kemper was given complete behind-the-scenes access to Dean Kamen and the Segway design team during development of the much-hyped "human…
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2 days ago
The Wild, Jubilant Life of the Woman Who Wrote Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown enjoyed an unconventional life. Consuelo Kanaga/Brooklyn Museum W hy has Margaret Wise Brown’s picture book Goodnight Moon sold upward of 48…
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2 days ago
The Mind of an Octopus
Adapted from Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness , by Peter Godfrey-Smith. Copyright © 2016 by Peter Godfrey-Smith.…
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2 days ago
Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career? - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
Are You Working In Your Career or On Your Career? January 16th, 2017 · Be the first to comment As you may know, over the past four years Scott Young and I…
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2 days ago
A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media
Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference, Dec 23, 2016 / kremlin.ru Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an…
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2 days ago
Silicon Valley Takes a Right Turn - NYTimes.com
Thomas B. Edsall In 2016, the corporate PACs associated with Microsoft , Facebook , Google and Amazon broke ranks with the traditional allegiance of the broad…
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2 days ago
MLK on Guaranteed Income – Basic income
MLK on Guaranteed Income In his own words… (The following is an excerpt from King’s book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community” — Part 5 of chapter 5…
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2 days ago
BLOWY SHIRTS - I have always found Isaac Hayes’ twelve-minute...
I have always found Isaac Hayes’ twelve-minute version of “Walk on By” entrancing. It carries a sense of tragedy that the lyrics don’t warrant–and it’s…
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2 days ago
Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books
Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books
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2 days ago
k-punk: '... and when the groove is dead and gone...'
'... and when the groove is dead and gone...' What's haunting me, as I watch all the Michael Jackson videos on constant rerun on the music channels, as I listen…
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3 days ago
Its buzz has quieted, but keep your eye on Dropbox in 2017
Of the big IPOs expected to occur in 2017, Dropbox’s could be one of the most intriguing. When Dropbox last raised money, in 2014, it was valued at a hefty $10…
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3 days ago
Prince’s ex-wife opens up about his lifetime of secret charity work
He also encouraged her to start her own charity. Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini has detailed the icon’s secret charity work in a new interview with Rolling…
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3 days ago
A woman in Nevada died from an unstoppable superbug
A strain of bacteria resistant to 26 different antibiotics killed a woman in Nevada, a stark warning that humanity continues to lose ground in the fight against…
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4 days ago
Down The Rabbit Hole 2017 by Merijn Hos
Did you know? Show off your good taste by choosing three videos to feature on your profile. It’s easy. TM + © 2017 Vimeo, Inc. All rights reserved. Terms…
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4 days ago
The Music Donald Trump Can’t Hear
There is an abyss between the man about to assume power and the best shared traditions of the country he represents. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM GATES / PICTORIAL…
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4 days ago
Past and Present in "Strange Simultaneity": Mark Fisher Explains Hauntology at NYU
Still from Chris Petit "Content" If I might extrapolate from what Simon calls these 'comments on half-erased or never-quite-attained songform': perhaps Ariel…
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4 days ago
Lessons From Russia: Verify Everything, Don’t Publish Rumors - NYTimes.com
Masha Gessen The year was 2006. A reporter for an independent Moscow newspaper who had uncommonly good access to President Vladimir V. Putin had written an…
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4 days ago
How I Got My Attention Back – Backchannel
The Virginia residency where artists disconnect (Craig Mod) Technology is commanding our attention in infinite, insurmountable loops. A country trip off-grid…
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5 days ago
The price of monetizing schemes
When people talk about monetizing, they’re usually talking about some sort of scheme. Because anything that needs to be monetized can’t just be simple. If it…
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5 days ago
The Risk of Discovery
January 2017 Because biographies of famous scientists tend to edit out their mistakes, we underestimate the degree of risk they were willing to take.And because…
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5 days ago
New America
New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between technology and policy, and curate broad public conversation. Structurally, we combine the best of a policy research institute, technology laboratory, public forum, media platform, and a venture capital fund for ideas. We are a distinctive community of thinkers, writers, researchers, technologists, and community activists who believe deeply in the possibility of American renewal.
6 days ago
Rebirth and Yellow Arrows
My friend Kamal Ravikant has a new book out, Rebirth, which I highly recommend . I had the good fortune to read it a few months ago and the story of the Camino…
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6 days ago
[1701.02461] Can scientists and their institutions become their own open access publishers?
This article offers a personal perspective on the current state of academic publishing, and posits that the scientific community is beset with journals that contribute little valuable knowledge, overload the community's capacity for high-quality peer review, and waste resources. Open access publishing can offer solutions that benefit researchers and other information users, as well as institutions and funders, but commercial journal publishers have influenced open access policies and practices in ways that favor their economic interests over those of other stakeholders in knowledge creation and sharing. One way to free research from constraints on access is the diamond route of open access publishing, in which institutions and funders that produce new knowledge reclaim responsibility for publication via institutional journals or other open platforms. I argue that research journals (especially those published for profit) may no longer be fit for purpose, and hope that readers will consider whether the time has come to put responsibility for publishing back into the hands of researchers and their institutions. The potential advantages and challenges involved in a shift away from for-profit journals in favor of institutional open access publishing are explored.
6 days ago
An Elegy for 'Not Exactly Rocket Science'
View Images By Ed Yong Everything ends, so let’s start there. Effective immediately, I’m closing down this blog. I’m not going anywhere, though; since 2015,…
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6 days ago
Position, Position, Position!
The mantra in real estate is “location, location, location.” You can upgrade kitchens and bathrooms all day, but if you’re in the wrong neighborhood it won’t…
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7 days ago
On Getting Old(er) in Tech
After years of scoffing at talk of prejudice in the information technology field -- as a white male with good hair --, I'm starting to call prejudice against my…
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7 days ago
Conservative Con Artist James O'Keefe Busted for Dirty Tricks Against Trump Protesters
Photo Credit: screen shot James O’Keefe, the conservative operative whose discredited video “stings” have resulted in him paying massive fines and apologizing…
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7 days ago
Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction
The science-fiction writer Ted Chiang. Credit Illustration by Ben Kirchner In the early nineteen-nineties, a few occurrences sparked something in Ted Chiang’s…
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8 days ago
Harvard’s Eugenics Era
In August 1912, Harvard president emeritus Charles William Eliot addressed the Harvard Club of San Francisco on a subject close to his heart: racial purity. It…
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8 days ago
Stay voting: How to get ready for 2017's NYC elections
Borough President Eric Adams, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Public Advocate Letitia James are all up for reelection in November. Via websites. While the happy…
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8 days ago
‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune - NYTimes.com
About New York By JIM DWYER As it happens, Donald J. Trump is not the only person to announce plans to shut down a personal philanthropy, just the best known.…
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9 days ago
The ‘Keepin’ it 1600’ Guys Launch Crooked Media to Counter Trump
With Donald Trump about to enter the White House, they just don’t feel like “keepin’ it 1600” anymore. Just before Christmas, former Obama administration…
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9 days ago
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli Translated by W. K. Marriott First published in 1515 This web edition published by eBooks@Adelaide . Last updated Wednesday, December 17,…
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10 days ago
Sticker Mule
Sticker Mule is the fastest and easiest way to buy custom stickers. We offer free online proofs, free worldwide shipping and 4 day turnaround. With print runs starting at $49, we aim to be the Internet's favorite sticker printing service.
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10 days ago
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck needed a new label. The one he chose won’t take your credit card.
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck needed a new label. The one he chose won’t take your credit card. The Washington Post Sign In Subscribe Home Page Politics Opinions Sports…
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12 days ago
How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime
Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret? If you…
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12 days ago
John Berger remembered – by Geoff Dyer, Olivia Laing, Ali Smith and Simon McBurney
John Berger in 2009.Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images Ali Smith I heard John Berger speaking at the end of 2015 in London at the British Library. Someone in…
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12 days ago
John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’
‘Being aware has nothing to do with being a navigator’: John Berger, photographed in 2009.Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images O n 5 November, John Berger will…
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12 days ago
Mattis clashing with Trump transition team over Pentagon staffing
With retired Gen. James N. Mattis at his side, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster Township,…
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12 days ago
Regardless of seniority, every good manager will: – Rands in Repose
Order pizza.
Give feedback.
Listen.
Take out the recycle/trash. Not a metaphor.
Need to find additional things to delegate.
Try to support their direct reports to eventually become better than them.
Consider constructive feedback regarding of who delivers it.
Do what they say.
Have regular, un-cancelable 1:1s.
Protect their team, push for greatness, and prepare for the future.
Get their hands dirty when called for.
Focus on helping their team to be wildly successful.
Put people first.
Give a shit.
Relentlessly hustle for their team.
Tell the truth.
Care.
Feel deeply and profoundly awful for disappointing someone on their team.
Make mistakes and learn from them.
Remove fear
Be the bullshit umbrella and not the bullshit funnel.
Remember (and maybe learn from) the time when they weren’t a manager.
Say please and thank you.
Work harder than their employees.
Educate.
Provide consistent and predictable structure.
Back up their team when they say “no” to something.
Not be a prick.
Model the culture and spirit they want to develop in their workplace.
Translate corporate bullshit into normal-speak.
Empower their staff members.
Move thing out of their way, including yourself.
Regularly feel self-doubt.
Be an advocate.
Be an ally.
Amplify the good in people.
Fight the grapevine confusion.
Be first the first to metamorph to the chrysalis phase.
Define reality and say thank you.
13 days ago
On Rooted Productivity - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
On Rooted Productivity January 5th, 2017 · Be the first to comment The Root Of All Productivity The new year is here, which means productivity tweaks are in the…
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13 days ago
David Byrne on Not Being Afraid to Fail
I wanted to talk about your interest in trying new things, which is something you do consistently. Even in the materials discussing your new project, an…
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13 days ago
A day of chaos at the Capitol as House Republicans back down on ethics changes
A day of pageantry to open the 115th Congress and usher in a new period of Republican governance was overtaken Tuesday by an embarrassing reversal on ethics…
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14 days ago
Renewing Medium’s focus
We’ve decided to make some major changes at Medium.

I’ll start with the hard part: As of today, we are reducing our team by about one third — eliminating 50 jobs, mostly in sales, support, and other business functions. We are also changing our business model to more directly drive the mission we set out on originally.
14 days ago
Future Shock
CHILDREN OF MEN, Clive Owen, 2006.©Universal/courtesy Everett Collection Photo: Universal Studios/Everett Collection On Christmas day, 2006, a curious twist on…
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14 days ago
The Calm Company (our next book)
The Calm Company (our next book) It’s about time for something new. What follows is the introduction to our next book The Calm Company . We’re working on it…
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14 days ago
A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits
If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s…
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14 days ago
‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’ by Kate Kellaway · Longform
Arts ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’ A visit with John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing which “changed the way at least two generations responded…
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14 days ago
The Buck Stops Here — refunds in 2017 come out of my pocket
Jason Fried Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and REWORK. http://basecamp.com 32 mins ago Harry’s famous sign The Buck Stops Here —…
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15 days ago
All Bets Are Off by Jon Raymond
PowellsBooks.Blog Authors, readers, critics, media − and booksellers. Original Essays All Bets Are Off by Jon Raymond , December 30, 2016 2:06 PM Photo credit:…
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15 days ago
Looking for a Research Assistant
For 2017 I made two New Year’s resolutions. The first is to get into better shape (yes, like just about everyone else judging from the crowd at the gym today).…
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15 days ago
Growing a Different Apple
At Pearl Automation, former Apple employees are blending their old employer’s high quality standards with less paranoia and more openness. By Vindu Goel…
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16 days ago
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