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chimeracoder:

(I know some people will be interested in a followup post to Don’t Fly During Ramadan. I plan on writing one, but this post happens to be timely.)

Yesterday, August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream”.

If you live in the US, you’ve…

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whatwouldkingleonidasdo:

It was the late ’90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker’s trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer…

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sandboxstrat:

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We predict this will be a fantastic E3. Maybe the best ever.

Sure, the reveal of the Xbox One has not been smooth, the Wii U is not selling, and we don’t even know what the PS4 looks like. But we’re not succumbing to the internet hate. All the bellyaching in the hardcore game communities…

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makersalley:

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We get asked a lot about woodworking spaces in New York. We’ve visited enough spaces and makers to know that, though not impossible, very few woodworkers work out of Manhattan. No surprises there. We will also tell you that Brooklyn is now home to many

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ventureswell:

how to build a forever company.

ventureswell:

how to build a forever company.

(Source: ben-evans.com)

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priceonomics:

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Stand-up comedy is perhaps the most difficult form of public speaking. In normal public speaking, if you give a speech that’s not well received, the audience will just stop paying attention. Stand-up comedians stand on stage telling jokes. When their punch lines fall flat, everyone knows…

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"Chaos increases new business. Order increases profits."

— Joel Spira of Lutron

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"As Jack Morton had said, if you hadn’t sold anything you hadn’t innovated, and without an affordable price you could never sell anything. So Kelly looked at the transistor and saw the past, and the past was tubes. He thereby intuited the future."

— Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory

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"Everyone faces the future with their eyes firmly on the past, and they don’t see what’s going to happen next."

— John Pierce, quoted in The Idea Factory

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"He was vain about his intelligence, but not so vain as to consider his own ideas automatically superior to those of his colleagues."

— Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory