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One small step for a man and two giant leaps of logic

09.19.2012

Richard Roeper > View profile

It was the ultimate “First!” If Foursquare had existed in 1969, Neil Armstrong would have had the rest of us playing for second place forever. (Chicago Sun-Times) > View article

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

09.19.2012

Richard Florida > View profile

The geography of high-tech startups and venture capital appears to be changing, according to new data from the National Venture Capital Association reported yesterday in USA Today. The data charts the total number of high-tech startups, the number receiving venture capital investment and the dollar value of that investment for the ten largest high-tech regions in 2011. (The Atlantic) > View article

Your Start-Up Life: Rocket Man on Making the Impossible Possible

09.19.2012

Dr. Peter Diamandis > View profile

Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a humanitarian non-profit launching innovative global initiatives, entrepreneur Dr. Peter H. Diamandis pushes the boundaries of creative ideas, tirelessly seeking to make the impossible possible. (Huffington Post) > View article

How 10 pennies make a difference in one firm

09.19.2012

Chester Elton > View profile

A great story about Carlos Aguilera and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Avis location–one of the most successful in the entire company. What’s his secret? (CBS) > View article

Registering for Justice

09.19.2012

Frank Bruni > View profile

Jason Goldberg and Christian Schoenherr are having their wedding Saturday evening at the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Craft, where roughly 100 guests will dine on lobster, squab and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, and the couple is registered at Sur La Table, for French cookware, German steak knives and such. (New York Times) > View article

FUBU Founder Daymond John's Advice For Launching Multi-Million-Dollar Businesses

09.19.2012

Daymond John > View profile

There are shelves full of business books that offer intricate case studies, anonymized anecdotes, and bromides based on academic research. What makes this advice from FUBU founder Daymond John so valuable is that every bit of it is based on his own experience. And the lessons can be applied not just to fashion businesses, but to plenty of other startups, too. Who is your customer? What's your price point? Start local. Don't sell out too early. (Fast Company) > View article

ABC News Exclusive: Diane Sawyer Talks to Bob Woodward in His First Interview About His New Book “The Price of Politics”

09.19.2012

Bob Woodward > View profile

ABC’s Diane Sawyer will speak with Bob Woodward in an exclusive interview about his much anticipated book, “The Price of Politics.” In a presidential election year when control of the House of Representatives, Senate, and White House hang in the balance, Woodward’s reporting provides a sweeping you-are-there account of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition. (ABC) > View article

SLRA's Refugee Rolling - Playing For Change

09.19.2012

Mark Johnson > View profile

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars met at a refugee camp and embody the true power of music to help us persevere as a human race. Enjoy the performance of "Refugee Rolling" and join the movement. > View article

Curiosity's Successful, Glorious Triumph on Mars

08.23.2012

Dr. Peter Diamandis > View profile

It's rare that humanity lands on another planet. Sunday as a guest of the JPL director, Charles Elachi, along with a long list of space luminaries such as Jeff Bezos, Dennis Tito, Steve Jurvetson, George Whitesides, Buzz Aldrin, and hundreds more, I made my pilgrimage to Pasadena to be present for what the media called "seven-minutes of terror" - the final descent of JPL's Curiosity lander through the thin Martian atmosphere - slowing from 13,000 miles per hour to a 1 mph while executing a long list of complicated maneuvers. (Huffington Post) > View article

Health care's new maverick

08.23.2012

Geoff Colvin > View profile

What's the future of American health care? Dr. Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Steward Health Care System, may represent the answer. Steward, owned by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, is a growing Massachusetts-based group of community hospitals, and industry analysts say de la Torre is one of the most dynamic and influential executives in the business. He's consolidating hospitals, finding efficiencies, investing big in infotech, and creating a new model that he says won't change much regardless of how Obamacare's future plays out. De la Torre, 46, is the son of Cuban immigrants and became the chief of cardiac surgery at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at age 38, then gave up practicing medicine to become a CEO. He talked recently with Fortune's Geoff Colvin about why health care reform isn't about public health, how health care is like the auto industry, why costs must continue to rise, and much else. (Fortune) > View article

Want To Make A Creative City? Build Out, Not Up

08.01.2012

Richard Florida > View profile

Urban density spurs innovation. But it turns out that some kinds of density are better than others. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited, explains how going vertical can mute creativity, and spreading out can enhance it. (NPR) > View article

All Shook Up: 11 Cheers for Stress

08.01.2012

Todd Buchholz > View profile

In 2004 leaders in Monza, Italy decided that goldfish were living in too frantic a world. Those poor fish swimming in round bowls keep rushing past each other. "A fish kept in a bowl has a distorted view of reality...and suffers because of this," said a high official. So the City Council passed a law requiring all goldfish to be placed in rectangular tanks. It would cut down their stress and give them a slower, less competitive frame of reference. This from Monza, a city best known for hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix race, where Ferraris whip past McLarens at 200 miles per hour! (Huffington Post) > View article

Frank Bruni: Political Fortunetelling

08.01.2012

Frank Bruni > View profile

TALK about putting the cart ahead of the donkey. Last week Public Policy Polling actually sized up voters’ feelings about possible Democratic candidates for... the 2016 presidential race. That’s right: 2016. The 2012 contest still has two conventions, one vice-presidential selection, four debates and a river delta’s worth of mudslinging to go, and already the soothsayers are moving on. Either we Americans are an admirably future-oriented people, or we’re really, really bored. (New York Times) > View article

Will Technology Help or Hinder the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots?

08.01.2012

Ray Kurzweil > View profile

Will Technology Help or Hinder the Gap Between the Haves and Haves Nots? Interview with Ray Kurzweil (PBS) > View article

Your employees as a terrific marketing asset

08.01.2012

David Meerman Scott > View profile

I really enjoy doing business with companies whose employees are friendly and who treat me with respect. Isn't it different than those companies whose people who go through the motions, treating you like you're intruding on their life, counting the hours till quitting time? (Web Ink Now) > View article

 

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