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The Bidding War

How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich.<p>America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has appropriated almost eight hundred billion dollars for military …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

The best pro-style chef knives

<i>This article was taken from the March 2016 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Ritholtz's Reads: 'The Worst Man on the Internet'

Pour yourself a strong mug of the dark stuff, and settle into your favorite easy chair -- it's time for our longer-form weekend reads:<p>The Time for …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Human Resources

Death by a thousand likes: How Facebook and Twitter are killing the open web

Here’s one way to understand the symbiotic relationship between publications and platforms in the digital age. Publications depend on advertising dollars to keep producing content, so they need to hold readers’ attention. Big platforms like Facebook and Twitter already have plenty of attention, but …

Ad Blocking

Vintage Adverts Featuring Demonic Children & Evil Teens

Whether by choice or design, the following collection of vintage adverts from The Advertising Archives come complete with numerous demonic looking …

Advertising

Does it make financial sense to buy an apartment only to rent it out on Airbnb?

In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the past year. This post includes everything I learned as well as some revenue numbers.<p>Finding a place to buy<p>Each listing on Airbnb has a publicly visible calendar that shows which nights are booked …

Real Estate

Why smart people make dumb decisions

"Why do very bright people so often do things that are spectacularly stupid?" asked Gillian Tett at WIRED 2015.<p>Tett, an anthropologist by training, …

How much do startup founders pay themselves—and other questions you were too afraid to ask

Startup founders are just like us. They may know how to negotiate term sheets and build unicorns, but when it comes to their own personal finances, billion-dollar valuations be damned—they’re just as lost as we are.<p>An unscientific survey of 133 tech founders show most have nothing stashed away for …

Personal Finance

China: The Eclipse of the Politburo

It is commonly believed that an incoming General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can enact whatever policies he chooses, so long as …

Public Administration

"Facebook Is Dead To Us": What Teens Think About 11 Of The Biggest Social Networks

19 year old, Andrew Watts, is a sophomore Management Information Systems major (marketing minor) at the University of Texas in Austin and penned an …

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future

Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.<p>“What the hell happened?”<p>It is a cold day in early December in Midtown Manhattan, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has barely taken his seat on stage when his interviewer throws …

Where to focus if you want to fix traditional media

<i>From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies and digitally native ones seems to widen. The chart below maps the issues and shows where efforts should focus.</i><p>At conferences and workshops in Estonia, Spain, and in the US, most of my recent discussions ended up zeroing …

Media Industry

Leadership And Talent Challenges In Asia. It's Different.

I just completed a two week tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.<p><b>1. Acute Leadership Gaps: Asian Leaders Behave Differently.</b><p>It’s easy to generalize about Asia (ie. the …