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How Blizzard stayed laser-focused on quality games for 25 years

Blizzard Entertainment celebrates its 25th anniversary today, a milestone that very few video game companies achieve in a very Darwinian industry. It has survived this long, and thrived, because of a relentless emphasis on quality. The company, which has been part of Activision Blizzard since 2008, …

The laziness imperative: Why zealous exercise burns fewer calories than we think

We modern humans live in a world in which calorie-packed food tempts us from all directions, and a dazzling array of conveniences and conveyances relieves us of the need to exert much physical effort.<p>These are problems, we tell ourselves: These modern realities are making us fat, sedentary and …

Tim Cook reflects on the role of running a post-Steve Jobs Apple as Fortune names him “greatest leader”

<i>Fortune</i> has today named Tim Cook #1 on its list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, publishing an extensive profile of the Apple CEO in which he reflects on the lessons he’s learned in the time he’s been running the company.<p>Taking over from Steve was not, he said, an easy transition, and he gained …

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready forthe harsh glare that shines on Apple’s (AAPL) CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the …

Immigration Reform

The Day Marissa Mayer's Honeymoon At Yahoo Ended

Nearly 4,000 Yahoo employees sat and waited for Marissa Mayer to explain herself.<p>It was around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.<p>Some of the employees, those in Yahoo's Santa Monica and New York offices, sat at their desks watching a video feed on their computer monitors.<p>At Yahoo's headquarters …

Employment

Exploring Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online

Does the upcoming Elder Scrolls MMO deliver the same thrills of exploration as Skyrim?<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Sometimes the greatest rewards of discovery …