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Good to Great

• <b>Author:</b> Jim Collins<p>The Challenge<br>Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.<p>But what about the company that is not born with …

How America Got Past the Anti-Gay Politics of the '90s

As more and more politicians announce their support for same-sex marriage, they and the nation must grapple with uncomfortable statements they made not so long ago.<p>Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images<p>Nineteen ninety-eight was a watershed year in the battle for gay rights in America -- in a bad way. …

Edge of Apocalypse

• <b>Author:</b> Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall<p>Joshua Jordan, former U.S. spy-plane hero now turned weapons designer has come up with a devastatingly effective new missile defense system – the Return to Sender laser weapon. But global forces are mounting against America, and corrupt White House and Capitol …

The Week’s Best Longreads for April 27, 2013

<b>The Rise of Big DataKenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Shoenberger, Foreign Affairs</b><p>How it’s changing the way we think about the world.<p><b>Inside</b> …

The Magic of Saida

<b>It</b> is tempting but foolish to assume that a writer’s work is a reflection of that writer’s life. Yet the outline of Moyez Vassanji’s own story …