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May.02.2009
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Delighted as I was to be greeted Friday morning by David Brooks’s book reviewish column headlined Genius: The Modern View, and as much as I admire Mr. Brooks, I was surprised to discover that he wasn’t writing satirically when he described the path to genius. According to the two new books he was...
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Dec.10.2008
Napoleon Hill
1. You notice that people are selling onesies on street corners, like pencils, apples, and sheets from yellow pads 2. You’ve had a request from a long-lost college friend to move in with you, temporarily. 3. You’ve asked an old friend if you could move in with them, temporarily. 4. Skirts and...
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Dec.08.2008
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President-elect Barack Obama’s announcement this weekend of a massive top-down jobs and infrastructure program comes as no surprise, but I had a queasy feeling as I listened to him describe each specific example: build schools, bridges, roads, high speed internet. One word came to mind. Slow....
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Oct.17.2008
Beams
Frontpaged in the NY Times today in an article by William J. Broad and Cornelia Dean is a comparison of the two presidential candidates' plans for renewing the United States as an innovation economy. Assuming that Obama will win the election, I think it is safe to say that America will return to a...
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Jun.14.2008
  In today's NY Times Joe Nocera'scolumn attempts to eviscerate Jerry Yang for his efforts to maintain Yahoo! asYahoo! instead of letting his creation become watered down so that itultimately is nothing more than a deadened brand inside Microsoft or Google.Nocera claims throughout his column that...
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