Annie Baione

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News Assistants: The Unsung Heroes of Journalism in China

The noose is tightening around men and women who are indispensable to facilitating independent coverage of the country.<p>For her last two years in China, Angela Kockritz, a Beijing-based reporter for the German newspaper <i>Die Zeit</i>, worked closely with a 40-year-old Chinese news assistant named Zhang …

China

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Panathenaic Way to Fitness

The Ancient Greek gymnasion was a place to perfect the body for future festivals rather than somewhere to assuage the guilt of excess.<p>The New Year’s …

Martin Luther King’s Half-Forgotten Dream

By adulating King for his work in the Civil Rights campaigns, we have misrepresented the complexity of those struggles and ignored some of the …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

Ford Motor Company

What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address

In 2005, artist <b>Teresita Fernández</b> — one of the most original and visionary sculptors of our time, whose work appears in the bewitching monograph <b>Blind Landscape</b> (<i>public library</i>) — received one of those legendary phone calls from the MacArthur Foundation. The mysterious caller informed her that the …