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Stop Using Battle Metaphors in Your Company Strategy

The economist Fritz Machlup wrote an essay about <i>weaselwords:</i> “words concealing voids of thought . . . used to avoid commitment . . . which destroy the force of a statement as a weasel ruins an egg by sucking out its content.” Machlup was talking about how economists often use words like “structure” …

Everything Is Hyper Connected in the Internet of Things

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Theo Priestley. Theo Priestley<p>While there’s the typical human obsession over the size and scale of the Internet of Things …

Google Wants to Store Your Genome - MIT Technology Review

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us.<p>The search giant’s first product for the DNA age …

The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades

JR’s signature eyes—this time of Eric Garner—proceed the Millions March in New York. Photo: JR/Instagram<p>TEDsters have been busy, as always, during …

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Creativity

At This Startup, Everyone Can Read Each Other's Email

After the Sony mega-hack, protecting email privacy may seem paramount. But at digital payments startup Stripe, email isn't kept all that private in …

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

Amazon is upping the ante in the world of instant delivery.<p>On Thursday, the company introduced a new service in New York City that it calls Prime …

20 most popular TED Talks of 2014

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