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Can We Resurrect the Dinosaurs? Neanderthal Man?

09.19.2012

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Today Dr. Kaku answers the question of whether it is possible to resurrect the dinosaurs by “turning on” their ancient genes? Moreover, now that we have also sequenced the genes of the Neanderthal man, at some point in the future it may be possible to bring him back. And then of course, if a young Neanderthal boy is born then the question is where do you put the boy, in a zoo or at Harvard? (Big Think) > View article

Listen up, biz leaders: It's time to rethink everything

09.19.2012

Geoff Colvin > View profile

Remember when Motorola (MMI) ruled the mobile phone business worldwide? And then Nokia (NOK) did? And then BlackBerry (RIMM) did? And now none of them do? As Fortune headlined a recent BlackBerry article, "What the Hell Happened?" (Fortune) > View article

Epic Reads Interview: Ned Vizzini at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

09.19.2012

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Kiersten White of Epic Reads interviews Ned Vizzini at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. (Epic Reads) > View article

Achieving Happiness Despite Everyday Challenges

09.19.2012

Shawn Achor > View profile

Learning that you or a loved one has a chronic illness is news you never want to hear. The knowledge of such information is often accompanied by feelings of fear, anger, and depression, which can cause debilitating, unnecessary stress. By understanding more about your condition and adopting a positive outlook on life, you can set the course for a better future. (Huffington Post) > View article

Donna Brazile's 10 ways to navigate the convention

09.19.2012

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ith the 2012 Republican National Convention about to begin in Tampa, CNN asked veteran insiders Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist and former campaign chair for Vice President Al Gore's presidential bid, and Ari Fleischer, Republican communications expert and former press secretary for President George W. Bush, to give us their tips on how to navigate a political convention. Here are Brazile's tips. (CNN) > View article

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

09.19.2012

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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

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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

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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

 

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