A Brief History of the Corporation
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Author: Venkat
Published: June 8, 2011
Length: 31 minutes (7806 words)
The End of the American Era
THE UNITED States has been the dominant world power since 1945, and U.S. leaders have long sought to preserve that privileged position. They understood, as did most Americans, that primacy brought…
Length: 22 minutes (5513 words)
The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix
Photo: Alcatel-Lucent Key figures: Ken Thompson [seated] types as Dennis Ritchie looks on in 1972, shortly after they and their Bell Labs colleagues invented Unix. They say that when one door closes…
Length: 12 minutes (3185 words)
Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation
IT IS a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a way to express their views, register their solidarity and…
Published: Dec. 17, 2011
Length: 10 minutes (2627 words)
How a small, unremarkable country came to dominate the world of beermaking
THE Trappist Abbey of St Sixtus of Westvleteren has little to offer those wishing to gawp at ecclesiastical architecture. The 19th-century buildings—squat, brick and functional—sit on a…
Published: Dec. 17, 2011
Length: 7 minutes (1912 words)
"You 'Da Boss?" Collective Creation
There are many forms of collective creation that run the whole spectrum, from merely coloring in someone else’s existing drawing to the actual creation of a thing from scratch. Often this…
Published: Dec. 12, 2011
Length: 17 minutes (4295 words)
Design Your Own Profession
The world is coming apart in many interesting ways. I recently bought an iPad. After using it for a few days I bought a wireless keyboard. A week later I bought a case that puts the iPad in one half…
Length: 4 minutes (1184 words)
ParisTech Review
The digital data deluge, previously mentioned in ParisTech Review by an interview of George Day and David Reibstein, bears an impact not only on the marketing sector. The consequences reach to all…
Published: Dec. 19, 2011
Length: 6 minutes (1647 words)
ParisTech Review
It is often said that today we live in the world of Joseph Schumpeter, who highlighted the cycles of creative destruction animating capitalist economy. The Austrian economist notably pointed to two…
Published: Dec. 16, 2011
Length: 9 minutes (2300 words)
The Ignatius Press Blog
"The God In The Cave" | G. K. Chesterton | From The Everlasting ManThis sketch of the human story began in a cave; the cave which popular science associates with the cave-man and in which…
Published: Dec. 24, 2011
Length: 21 minutes (5421 words)
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