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Why I Blog

from The Atlantic For centuries, writers have experimented with forms that evoke the imperfection of thought, the inconstancy of human affairs, and the chastening passage of time. But as blogging evolves as a literary form, it is generating a new and quintessentially postmodern idiom that’s enabling writers to express themselves in ways that have never […]

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I Want My iTV

from BW.com It all started when my TiVo let me down. For years this little device has been like an old friend. It sat next to my big-screen TV to record shows and movies when I wanted, without a lot of questions, and with no judgments on what I wanted to see. But on a […]

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Please Explain: Shari’a (Islamic Law)

from WNYC Shari’a can touch every aspect of an observant Muslim’s life, but most non-Muslims’ familiarity with Islamic law begins and ends with news items about veiling or jihad. We will find out what Shari’a is, what its context is within Islam, how it works in contemporary practice, and much more with Professor Frank Griffel […]

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Managing Teams

from BW.com Making a senior level team function effectively is a lot harder than you’d think. BusinessWeek Executive Editor John Byrne talks with Columbia Business School Professor Todd Jicks on how to create an effective team. More here.

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The Best Places to Launch a Career

from BW.com Accountants used to be spoofed as bean counters—dutiful, middle-aged, gray-suited men with considerable analytical expertise but little charisma. That was during the good times. After their uninspiring performances in the corporate scandals of recent years, accounting seemed like a profession without much of a future, and the firms certainly no place to launch […]

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Private Equity’s White-Knuckle Deal

from BW.com What does a buyout baron do when the business climate changes dramatically between the announcement of a major deal and the closing? It’s a question that has given many of the world’s most successful private equity firms, and the big investment banks that lend them the money, insomnia in recent weeks. In late […]

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Getting to Yes

from BW.com Our projects, programs, and careers generally turn on the difference between someone who says yes and someone who says no. BusinessWeek Exec Editor John Byrne turns to Wharton Professor Richard Shell for pointers on how to frame an idea to get buy-in from the people we need acceptance from. More here.

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Is Google Too Powerful?

from BW.com It’s the year 2014, and Googlezon, a fearsomely powerful combination of search engine Google Inc. (GOOG ) and online store Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN ), has crushed traditional media to bits. Taking its place is the computer-generated Evolving Personalized Information Construct—an online package of news, entertainment, blogs, and services drawn from all the world’s […]

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Life Lessons

from BW.com Susan Bratton, the co-founder of Personal Life Media, describes the new network of 15 blogs and podcasts she launched to delve into the issues of relationships, life coaching, ecology, new music, and ethical sales and business practices. More here.

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No Rest for the Wiki

from BW.com In late 2005, Intel engineer Josh Bancroft needed a tool that his colleagues could use to share company information, from historical highlights to progress of internal projects. Inspired by Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia assembled by users around the world, he devised Intelpedia, an internal Web site that draws on the input of employees […]

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