Paul W. Taylor

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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.<p>(Reuters)<p>Amazon is the king of online booksellers and, by most accounts, the most feared player in publishing. Yet last week it shelled out a …

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)

In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through …

Stockton Bankruptcy Sets Stage for Pension Battle

A federal judge ruled Monday that Stockton, Calif.’s bankruptcy could go forward, an order that some court watchers say could eventually lead to a …

The 11 Laws of Great Storytelling

Assume everyone has ADD<p>There has never been a greater truism in Hollywood. While I am guilty of playing dime store psychologist, one does not need a …

Writing

Why States Shouldn't Count on Another Big Income Tax Boost in 2013

Most states saw a surge in tax revenue growth at the end of 2012, but according to Wall Street analysts, governments shouldn’t count on that …

6 Ways States Are Addressing the Doctor Shortage

You hear it all the time: One of the great unknowns and the biggest concerns for 2014, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extends health insurance …

#Hackergov and Trending Topics

Check out the cover of this month's <i>Governing</i> magazine with a ginormous hashtag, #hackergov. They told me using #hackergov is a way to share stories …