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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The 10 best sentences in literature: Do you agree?

Have you ever had a sentence stop you in your tracks? Editors at The American Scholar magazine have put out their list of the "10 Best Sentences" in …

The Economics of Grid Defection - Rocky Mountain Institute

The Economics of Load Defection<p>Grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems are coming, and soon could supply the majority of customers' electricity …

Customers

Why Is an App Worth as Much as a Small Oil Field?

Since Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, commentators have debated whether the app was worth it or not. What if I suggested that the best place to look for answers could be the shale oil fields of North Dakota?<p>While on the surface, the dirty business of fossil fuels is nothing like Silicon Valley, …

The Other Factor that Makes an Idea Spread

How do ideas spread? Previous research has focused on what happens to the sharers of an idea: what emotions they feel, what types of content inspire them to share (practical, funny, “sticky” and so on). And it is true that from memetics to mirror neurons to social contagion, it is likely that for …

The Strategic Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

“It is simple math,” the strategist said in a tone that sounded suspiciously similar to how I explain things to my six-year-old daughter. “Decreasing churn by a percent — a single percent! — creates tens of millions of dollars of value. A point of market share creates five times that amount. Our …

Indian microgrids seek to bring millions out of darkness

<i>This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360.</i><p>Bharath Kumar was furious that the lights went out an hour early. His candy-making operation …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

How much power do cities really have to combat climate change?

C40 Cities, Michael Bloomberg’s coalition of global mayors trying to tackle climate change on their own, reported Wednesday that their progress is …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

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