Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter
By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- Jeff Bezos likes to read. That's a dog-bites-man revelation if ever there was one, considering that Bezos is the cerebral founder and chief…
Published: Nov. 16, 2012
Length: 12 minutes (3221 words)
How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators
Refining the machinery of creativity, or what heartbreak and hydraulics have to do with coaxing the muse. What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand…
Author: Maria Popova
Published: Oct. 1, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1889 words)
The Top 10 Smartest European Cities
In January 2012, Co.Exist published my smart city rankings. This year, I sought to more accurately rank cities based on a holistic model of smart cities around the globe. This year, we are going to…
Length: 6 minutes (1714 words)
How much freedom do you really have online?
If you live in the West the answer to the question ‘How much freedom do you really have online?’ is probably ‘quite a lot’. But this month I learned that the freedom…
Published: Nov. 25, 2012
Length: 10 minutes (2627 words)
She’s Got Some Big Ideas
Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, an online grab bag of eclectic information. SHE is the mastermind of the one of the faster growing literary empires on the Internet, yet she is virtually…
Author: Bruce Feiler
Published: Nov. 30, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1630 words)
The Inside Story Of How A Desperate HP Tricked Itself Into Wasting $11 Billion On Autonomy
nosillacast/Flickr SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - For Leo Apotheker, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, a July 2011 meeting with Autonomy founder Mike Lynch at a chic seaside resort in France…
Published: Nov. 30, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1974 words)
The Best Design Books of 2012
From Marshall McLuhan to Frank Lloyd Wright, or what vintage type has to do with the evolution of iconic logos. After the best science books and the best art books of 2012, the season’s best-of…
Author: Maria Popova
Published: Nov. 27, 2012
Length: 28 minutes (7146 words)
Page turners
Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages; $28. Buy from Amazon.comThe most interesting book so…
Published: Dec. 8, 2012
Length: 11 minutes (2946 words)
Behind the rise of the 3D printing revolution
Want to turn your creative thinking about objects into a reality? Of course you do. What if you could just magic up a new button for the one that fell off your favourite shirt? What if you could…
Published: Dec. 8, 2012
Length: 11 minutes (2752 words)
5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013
At Fjord, we work across domains like media, health care, retail, education, and banking, and the work always involves an element of “new.” A new platform or technology, a new business…
Published: Dec. 10, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2015 words)
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