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The New Fiction of Solitude

For an influential group of writers, the purpose of novels is to bear witness to the spectacle of aloneness.<p>This past September in Des Moines, President Obama conducted an unusual conversation with the novelist Marilynne Robinson. The transcript, published in <i>The New York Review of Books</i>, touched on …

This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

<b>Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke in "Girls" (HBO/Mark Schafer)</b><p>My fellow boomers might mock millennials, but what if the new generation has the big questions absolutely right?<p>Jeff DeGraff<p>February 6, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>The next big thing isn’t a clever gadget or miracle …

Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline Switch Is All Your Own Fault

Twitter has once again hit the nerve of its user community by apparently looking to switch to an algorithmic timeline, some report as early as next week. The last time Jack Dorsey causes an uproar was when he hinted that the Twitter 140 character limit was to be increased to 10,000. At Forbes, I …

Can Google’s AlphaGo really feel it in its algorithms?

When the game-playing system AlphaGo defeated a master of the Chinese game go five games to nil, its creators could not explain why. Is this a sign of intuitive AI?<p>Last week, researchers at the artificial intelligence company DeepMind, which is now owned by Google, announced an extraordinary …

Artificial Intelligence

How NYC Is Subtly Redesigning The Subway Car For City Dwellers Of 2050

A prototype train car reveals how New York is planning for the future.<p>This week, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced an order of 10 experimental “open gangway” trains that contain a single long, continuous passage.<p>It’s a minuscule order–10 cars represents only about 1% …

Transportation

6 Brand-Building And Thought Leadership Companies To Watch

As leaders and their teams assess current marketing efforts and budget for a new year, it’s important to consider the benefits of establishing your company’s key subject matter experts as thought leaders in your industry, which I recently wrote about as part one of my 2016 personal branding trends …

Public Relations

A ‘Labyrinth’ Reboot Is In The Works -- Who Should Play David Bowie’s Goblin King?

Mere days after the death of David Bowie, Hollywood is gearing up to reboot one of his most famous films: the 1986 cult classic “Labyrinth.”<p>Sony …

Country's Jesus-and-partying crew cheapen both the faith and the music

The tension between hard partying and a yearning for piety has remained a common thread in country music for decades – but religious angst has been replaced by bland tokenism<p>There’s an old adage that’s popular among Christian pastors: “If you’re going to sin, sin boldly.” The saying is, in fact, a …

Country Music

Alan Watts – 101 Quotes to Celebrate 101 Years of Influence

Alan Watts (Jan 6, 1915 – Nov 16, 1973) was a philosopher known for opening Western minds to Eastern wisdom. He called himself an entertainer, rather …

What might happen in China in 2016?

Millions of people being relocated from cities, fewer jobs, greater centralization, and more movie blockbusters are just some of the author’s …

China

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

The Winter issue of <i>strategy+business</i> includes a very interesting article on theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, - The Fortune 500 Teller. Dr. West …

Lauren Auder selects his favourite DIY underground artists

The past year has been packed with unique, interesting and game-changing pop music, with everyone from FKA twigs to Grimes and Young Thug shaking up the sound of the mainstream. But, as ever, it’s not all about chart-topping success, with the Internet’s ever-evolving underground offering a freedom …

Once marooned in obscurity, 80s indie pop pioneer Pete Astor is back thanks to new acts discovering his deadpan charm<p>James Dean Bradfield was flicking through his seven-inches for BBC4 doc Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie last year when he stopped at the Weather Prophets’ 1986 debut single …

Was R.E.M. Unfairly Hated When Their Drummer Left The Group?

When R.E.M. called it quits in 2011, it was hard to deny that they were ending things on a high note. Their final two albums, that year’s <i>Collapse into Now</i> and 2008’s <i>Accelerate</i>, had been rightfully praised. Even if they felt a tad similar to what the band had already done, they were definitely a …

Indie Music

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

The concept of <i>T-shaped skills</i> was first introduced over 20 years ago, but its importance, - to both individuals and organizations, - has continued to …

Mobile Wallet Wars? They Haven't Even Begun ...

Remodeling Portfolios to Shift Growth to Income<p>Written by: <b>Joanne M. Hill, PhD</b>., Chief Advisor for Research and Strategy at CBOE Vest<p>Just like homes …

Algorithms will manage trillions of dollars in a few years—thanks to millennials

Using computer programs, not brokers, to invest people’s money is still in its early stages, but estimates indicate that trillions of dollars will be manage that way in just a decade.<p>The US robo-advising industry could balloon to $5-$7 trillion assets under management (AUM) by 2025, according to a …

Bank of America

Where Mobile Messaging, Payments Are Igniting

Share Email<p>When talking mobile payments and mobile commerce, the philosophy “less is more” comes to mind.<p>Less friction. Less time. Fewer steps to …

That $1 Billion TransferWise Deal Is Exactly Why Mark Carney Worries About 'An Uber-Type Situation In Financial Services'

The news that foreign currency exchange startup TransferWise has raised $58 million in investment at a valuation of $1 billion proves that Carney is right to worry: Tech startups — or fintech startups, as they're called in Europe — are working as fast as they can to turn traditional banks into the …

How to build a metaphor to change people’s minds – Michael Erard

If you could ask Dante where he got the idea of life as a road, or Rilke where he found the notion that time is a destroyer, they might have said the …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

The latest neuroscience suggests you can literally "edit" your memory. Here's what this big breakthrough means for you.<p>The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the …

Humanity

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and dismay.<p>Developing public libraries as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority at the American Library …

The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries

Tuesday, April 17, 2018<p>The annual IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award offers a look at what our peers around the world are accomplishing. The …

33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization

In a recent piece about the Manual for Civilization — the Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, as part of their collaboratively curated library of 3,500 books for long-term thinking — I lamented the fact that Stewart Brand’s …